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Gigi Reyes back to face charges

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Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In a surprise move, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes returned home on Black Saturday to face the music. The 51-year-old former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile arrived before dawn on Saturday on a Philippine Airlines flight from San Francisco without the knowledge of her former boss, according to her brother, Patrick Gonzales.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Like Passover, Easter festival of deliverance

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HOLY WEEK RITES From Palm Sunday to Good Friday, about  3 million people visited the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban town, Quezon province, according to its administrator, healing priest Fr. Joey Faller. The shrine, located in Tinamnam village, is one of the popular Holy Week destinations in the country. DELFIN MALLARI JR./ INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Like Passover, like Easter. Easter is the oldest and most important feast of Christians. The belief in Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection is at the core of the creed recited in every Catholic Mass today.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How other faiths in PH observe Holy Week

Filipino devotee Ruben Enaje shouts in pain as he stays nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

The Aglipayan Church, officially the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) or the Philippine Independent Church, follows the same Holy Week observance as the Roman Catholic Church, according to Rev. Fr. Terry Revollido, rector of the Aglipay Central Theological Seminary.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle: Start new life with true peace

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in an Easter message issued on Saturday, exhorted Filipinos to start a new life “with true peace coming from the Risen Christ.”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday. AP FILE PHOTO

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front AFP FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Moro basic law priority

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PEACE ACCORD. Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, and Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government negotiating panel, exchange copies of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Aquino administration they signed in Malacañang on March 27. Applauding them are MILF Chair Murad Ebrahim,Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar,Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Aquino and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles. LYN RILLON

The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro basic law, but will not completely sideline other important measures pending in the plenary, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bangsamoro ‘law’ ready

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Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, on Monday submitted the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law during a meeting with Undersecretary Michael Frederick Musngi of the Office of the Executive Secretary in Malacañang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Monday received the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law, a priority measure President Aquino would submit for congressional scrutiny and approval to pave the way for the creation of a new autonomous region in Mindanao.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Conscience best place to visit during Lent–Bishop Villegas

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Looking for the best place to go this Holy Week? It’s not the beach or even the church. It’s your conscience.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lady of Manaoag: Blue to purple

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LENTEN RITUAL  Devotees pray for intercession before the image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan province, which is part of the traditional Visita Iglesia (church visits) among the faithful during Holy Week.  WILLIE LOMIBAO/Contributor

On ordinary days, the image of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag wears a sky blue cape with matching secondary veil and apron. But at the start of Lent, on Ash Wednesday, her vestment is changed to purple.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito

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Sen. JV Ejercito will decide according to his conscience—not according to family or party loyalty—when he would have to choose whether to sign the Senate blue ribbon committee report that found his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, one of those liable for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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