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In the Know: National Artist Award

The National Artist Award is the highest national recognition given to Filipinos who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts and letters. It was created through Presidential Proclamation No. 1001 on April 27, 1972.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Congressman, other politicians own guns seized in New Bilibid Prison

TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay (village) councilman, a former candidate for representative and a government employee, records of the Firearms and Explosives Office of the Philippine National Police showed.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino quip pushes ‘Hot Pablo’ sale

TYPHOON “PABLO” left communities around the town plaza of Cateel in Davao Oriental province in shambles but spared this monument of Jose Rizal in this photo taken shortly after Pablo struck in 2012. The storm destroyed more than 99 percent of infrastructure in the town. INQUIRER MINDANAO

President Benigno Aquino III may have unwittingly endorsed the hottest product of Davao Oriental—chili sauce—as enterprises and farmers in the province are now trying to cash in on the product’s newfound fame.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Buyers of IP lots face lawsuits, title loss


Holders of ancestral land titles here, who do not belong to any indigenous community, are now facing lawsuits seeking to nullify their ownership of lots that are supposedly exclusive for indigenous peoples (IPs).

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Boat loaded with smuggled rice brought back to Zamboanga City

The boat carrying millions of pesos worth of smuggled rice from Sandakan, Malaysia, which mysteriously disappeared from the port here after it was seized by Navy men, was intercepted off Sulu on Wednesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »