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Binay cancels speech, flies to Cagayan

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Even in far, far Cagayan, Vice President Jejomar Binay was hounded Monday by questions about the allegations of corruption thrown at him by his former political lieutenants in Makati City.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Heavy rains, minimal damage

A Filipino wades through floodwaters as residents who earlier evacuated due to a swollen river return to their homes in suburban Quezon city, Philippines Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Fast-moving typhoon Kalmaegi blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Except for a missing person in Pangasinan province, Typhoon “Luis” left northern Luzon on Monday with minimal damage after it dumped heavy rains on Cagayan Valley, and the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, officials said.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Unfazed, Ridon to press for probe of Iloilo center

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No amount of bullying will stop Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon from pursuing the investigation into the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center, a project partly funded with Senate President Franklin Drilon’s Disbursement Acceleration Program. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

No amount of bullying will stop him from pursuing the investigation into the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center, a project partly funded with Senate President Franklin Drilon’s Disbursement Acceleration Program.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DSWD head ignores calls of critics for her to resign

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Survivors of Typhoon "Yolanda" stage a protest inside the compound of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Quezon City on March 28, 2014, to show their dismay over the rotten relief goods being distributed five months after the typhoon. They also called for the resignation of DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman.  INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

A familiar refrain. Amid calls for her resignation, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said she would not give up her post and that she did not wish to be distracted from her tasks.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay to defend self ‘presidential’ style

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay will try to save his presidential ambition Monday afternoon with a 15-minute address to the nation that his aides say will be “emotional, heartfelt and presidential in tone.”

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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