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Thoughts on Holy Week

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How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Did you know

Elpidio Quirino took his oath of office as president of the Philippines on April 17, 1948, after President Manuel Roxas died of a heart attack two days before.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

157-yr-old church endures in Camarines Sur

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THE 157-YEAR-OLD St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camaligan, Camarines Sur 
JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

The St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camaligan, Camarines Sur, a 157-year-old church built by Franciscan missionaries, has managed to survive through the years to become an enduring cultural and religious legacy of the town.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 dead, 7 hurt as bus slams into parked truck

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Five persons died while seven others were injured when the bus they were riding slammed into a 10-wheel truck here on Wednesday, according to police.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Firm in bid to modernize Subic port cries ‘unfair’

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A company operating major ports in the country yesterday cried foul over its inclusion in a graft case that the Ombudsman recommended against former and current officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) over alleged irregularities in a port contract in Subic, Zambales.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Piety takes another form in bamboo

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ART EXPRESSING Filipino piety, using bamboo instead of wood, were put on display for the Lenten week in Baguio City by traditional woodcarvers of Paete, Laguna. The works include this crucifix made from bamboo. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Filipino piety is on display at this city’s new home for bamboo art, courtesy of craftsmen from Paete town in Laguna province.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quezon police ask motorists to drive safely

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A Quezon police official on Wednesday reiterated an advice to motorists passing through the Maharlika Highway to drive safely.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Trekkers, pilgrims going to Mt. Banahaw reminded of new rules

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A VISITOR to Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores, Quezon, at the base of mystical Mt. Banahaw, reads the dos and don’ts for visits during Holy Week. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

Authorities reiterated a reminder to trekkers to Mt. Banahaw, including pilgrims, to obey new rules governing access to the mountain or face penalties.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Employees ask Malacañang to probe local NIA officials

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Allah River Irrigation System project. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Region12.nia.gov.ph

Employees of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) have asked President Benigno Aquino III to investigate three agency officials for changing procedures to allow a contractor to corner a P105-million project in Mindanao instead of letting farmers provide the labor as an alternative source of livelihood.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | 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 »

Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

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VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF LIGHT Tens of thousands of Filipinos stand beside bamboo torches that hold lighted candles to offer a message of peace and form a Philippine map in Oton town in Iloilo province on Monday. With 56,680 lit candles, they set a new Guinness World Record, beating the previous record of 35,478 candles that Pakistan set on Dec. 10, 2009. AFP/MIDDLE WAY MEDITATION INSTITUTE

Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

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

Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon

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A combination of religious attractions, some dating back to the 16th century, makes Gapan City the top pilgrimage site in Central Luzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant

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‘HEALER’ OF SIQUIJOR    Noel Torremocha, 43, holds a photo of his father-in-law, also a healer, who was featured in the Inquirer several years ago. EDWIN BACASMAS

There is a plant for everything. “Here, we still believe that nature and men are one. Man is an extension of nature. Nature would always want itself to heal,” said Noel Torremocha.

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

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