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‘Mario’ toll: 10 dead, 7 hurt, thousands displaced

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Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) headed for Taiwan on Sunday, leaving 10 people dead, hundreds of millions of pesos in damage, and nearly 200,000 displaced in Luzon by massive flash floods.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Screenwriter Ricky Lee lived 3 lives in detention

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REUNION OF EX-DETAINEES Multiawarded author Ricky Lee (third from left) and fellow former martial law detainees are shown above during their reunion last year. From left are National Artist Bien Lumbera, Fanny Garcia, Lee, Jo-Ann Maglipon, Gil Quito and Flor Caagusan.  PHOTO COURTESY OF RICKY LEE

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘No hero’s burial for Marcos’

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Former Philippine first lady and now congresswoman, Imelda Marcos, kisses the glass case of her late husband president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac town, Ilocos norte, north of Manila on July 2, 2014. President Aquino has not changed his mind about disallowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos among heroes at Libingan ng mga Bayani, Malacañang said on Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

President Benigno Aquino III has not changed his mind about not allowing the remains of the late President Ferdinand Marcos be laid to rest among heroes at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Storms cause P1.14B in crop damage

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Floods waters from Marikina river (R) overflows to a street along the river and residences (L) in the suburbs of Manila on September 19, 2014. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital on September 19, stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said. AFP

Typhoon “Luis” and Tropical Storm “Mario” together exacted a heavy toll on farms amounting to P1.14 billion so far, based on an initial assessment by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘San Juanico Bridge,’ other tortures detailed

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DOZENS of names of men and women who fought the Marcos dictatorship are etched on the Bantayog ng mga Bayani memorial that was built for people who resisted one-man rule. Thousands of others who gave up their lives for the return of democracy remain nameless. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

In April 1977, martial law enforcers of dictator Ferdinand Marcos arrested Trinidad Herrera, an internationally known community leader from Manila’s Tondo district, and tortured her.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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