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Did you know: Apolinario Mabini’s 150th birth anniversary

Today, July 23, is the 150th birth anniversary of hero and patriot Apolinario Mabini. Born in 1864, he is known as the “Brains of the Revolution” and “Sublime Paralytic.” Mabini was a member of La Liga Filipina and a trusted adviser of Emilio Aguinaldo. He died of cholera on May 13, 1903, at the age of 38.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: MTRCB chair on protecting children’s interest

Starting next month, movie trailers rated PG (Parental Guidance) will no longer be allowed (in between) showings of movies rated G (General Audience). Before we speak of the artistic side of a film, let’s protect the interest of our children first.—MTRCB Chair Eugenio Villareal

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Binays face plunder case for PH’s priciest parking building at P1.56B

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Vice President Jejomar Binay (left), his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (right) and 23 others face plunder case over the alleged “unconscionable overpricing” in the construction of an 11-story parking building (inset) that the city government supposedly built for P1.56 billion. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Makati City has gained the distinction of having the most expensive parking building in the country if a group of Makati City residents are to be believed.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Why didn’t gov’t see the disappeared?

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President Aquino: ‘You would be judged’ //inset Desaparecido Jonas Burgos, whose case remains unresolved. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

It has been seven years since Edita Burgos’ son, farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, was abducted in Quezon City, and despite losing hope that she will find justice under the Aquino administration, she continues to draw strength from family and friends.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P800M DAP funds used to fix Palace, tourism, etc.

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Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang (pictured). (photo: facebook.com/malacanang/)

Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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