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By Michael Lim Ubac
, Riza T. Olchondra
Malacañang on Tuesday endorsed the finding of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that prices on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) during the shutdown of the Malampaya gas pipeline late last year could not qualify as “reasonable, rational and competitive.”
By Carmel Loise Matus
Experts have found 1,333 sinkholes in areas in Bohol province, which was hit by a 7.2-magnitude quake last year, following a study concluded last week.
After jeepney operators raised the rental of units to cope with higher prices of spare parts, tires and batteries, Cebu’s biggest transport group has asked the government to increase the minimum jeepney fare by P2.50.
By Joey Gabieta
Eighty-one-year-old Mardoquio Guti-ay could not contain his happiness after receiving a sack of certified seeds and another sack of fertilizer from Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday afternoon.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Farmers who have given up hope on agrarian reform and face persistent threats for fighting for land are abandoning farms in one of the country’s agrarian reform hot spots, Bondoc Peninsula, according to a a group of farmers demanding genuine agrarian reform.
By Cynthia D. Balana
A group of village officials and residents of Lingayen, Pangasinan province, is pressing the Office of the Ombudsman to speed up the resolution of their complaint for illegal mining against provincial officials, led by Gov. Amado Espino Jr., and officers of mining and building companies.
By Yolanda Sotelo
Passing through the highway traversing Alacan village in San Fabian town in Pangasinan province, one cannot ignore the peculiar smell of seaweeds being dried by fishermen by the roadside.
By Tonette Orejas
Volcanic sediments that rains washed down from the slopes of Mt. Pinatubo in 1995 buried not only Pampanga’s Bacolor town, the former Philippine capital, but also several of its literary treasures.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
The town square here has turned into a “subdivision” of bahay kubo (bamboo huts) as residents relived history in celebrating the fiesta this month.
Philip Goldberg has begun trying his hands on “culinary diplomacy” just three months into his stint as ambassador of the United States to the Philippines.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
The Muntinlupa government has filed a graft and corruption complaint in the Office of the Ombudsman against former City Mayor Aldrin San Pedro for what it described as an unauthorized, overpriced right of way road contract he signed in 2012 with the owner of a private lot in Barangay (village) Putatan.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
The family of Ruby Rose Barrameda will file charges against two high-ranking police officials and three others tasked to guard an accused-turned-state witness who disappeared right after he recanted his statements linking the victim’s husband and relatives to her murder.
By Julie M. Aurelio
A house painter was shot dead on his 32nd birthday by two motorcycle-riding men in Quezon City on Monday morning.