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Luisita farmers storm DAR compound

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Farmers stormed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) compound on Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court (SC) decision ordering the distribution of Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Trillanes, Ejercito confident they are not in Napoles’ list

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Senator JV Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

To stop the guessing game, two senators called on former senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Thursday to make the list of public officials allegedly involved in the “pork barrel” scam public.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Easterlies to prevail in Luzon, Visayas

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Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated rains or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening are forecast in the whole country, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lacson eyes P106-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab masterplan

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson intends to finish by end-June this year a P106-billion comprehensive masterplan to rebuild the Visayan cities and towns devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and to implement at least 85 percent before President Benigno Aquino III steps down in 2016.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

In August last year, President Benigno Aquino III acknowledged flaws in the Department of Agriculture’s release of P89.2 million from the pork barrel of eight congressmen to an alleged dummy agency and said saying sorry was not enough.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Timeline: Napoles tell-all

Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sometime in March—Through a “common friend,” Jaime “Jimmy” Napoles sends feelers to rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful

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Janet Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam, may likely stay for at least one more week at Ospital ng Makati after a successful two-hour surgery performed on her on Wednesday.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The number of senators that dealt with Janet Lim Napoles to defraud Filipinos of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds would be enough to constitute a quorum, the number of members needed to conduct business in the Senate or at least 13, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A week after Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 landed in the Philippines, the government has tracked down more than 80 percent of its passengers, with only 43 persons yet to be tested for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property

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The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the claim of the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos to a 57.68-hectare lakeside resort in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, because the area specified in an impugned contract was an actually an “inalienable public domain,” it being a national park.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napoles ‘not fit’ to be state witness – Luy’s lawyer

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Janet Lim-Napoles FILE PHOTO

Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles does not have credibility and is “not fit” to become a state witness.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH releases names of Etihad passengers yet to be tested for MERS-CoV

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Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital.      AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

After nearly a week after an overseas Filipino worker landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus, the Department of Health has released the names of those passengers yet to be tested.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Drilon calls for sobriety as mudslinging, witch hunts loom due to pork scam

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Janet Lim-Napoles and Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday called for an “atmosphere of sobriety” as he expressed fear that the “pork barrel” scam might be used for “mudslinging,” “witch hunts” and “smear campaigns.”

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
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  • Easterlies to prevail in Luzon, Visayas
  • Lacson eyes P106-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab masterplan
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