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Aquino to public: Learn to sacrifice

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If Jesus Christ was able to sacrifice himself, the people should also be willing to make their own sacrifices. That was the gist of President Benigno Aquino III Lenten message this year.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH allots P1.2 trillion for PH roads

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Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the last two years of the administration, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will “prioritize rehabilitation over preventive maintenance” in the preservation of the country’s road network, which is valued at P1.2 trillion.

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‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday. AP FILE PHOTO

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front AFP FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

How other faiths observe Holy Week

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Flagellants makes their way to the cross Cutud, San Fernando, Pampanga during Good Friday. RAFFY LERMAN/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

The annual commemoration of Holy Week—marking the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which begins on Palm Sunday, climaxes on Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection—and its pious customs observed in Roman Catholic tradition also find expression in the mainstream Protestant denominations and evangelical churches. What follows is an informal survey of what Holy Week observances are followed by other faiths.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More legal woes for Cedric Lee

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Cedric Lee FILE PHOTO

Now faced with grave coercion and serious illegal detention charges related to the Jan. 22 beating of TV host and actor Vhong Navarro that may land him in jail pending trial, Cedric Lee also has to contend with a tax evasion case filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue last month.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH issues official statement on confirmed case of MERS-CoV

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

“An OFW who had contact with the OFW who died of MERS-CoV in United Arab Emirates arrived in the country yesterday (Tuesday). He tested positive on the nose swab examination in UAE but completely no symptoms. The Embassy of the Philippines in UAE informed DOH and DFA immediately of the results.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino to stay at home during Lenten holidays

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NOY INSPECTS NAIA / APRIL 16, 2014President Benigno Aquino III inspects the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 on Wednesday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

President Benigno Aquino III will escape this Holy Week to his customary “resorts”—his family’s home on Times Street and his bachelor’s pad by the Pasig River or Bahay Pangarap.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents

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Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada INQUIRER.net

The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) has denied motions from Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Lucila “Gigi’’ Reyes for access to evidence and statements submitted by other respondents in the plunder case filed by the National Bureau of Investigation in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam, according to official documents obtained by Inquirer.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military denies attacking MILF in Basilan

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AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Wednesday its troops were targeting Abu Sayyaf terrorist group leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in an ongoing military operation in Basilan province that has left two soldiers and 18 other persons dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Maynilad’s list of villages to go dry on Holy Week

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The Maynilad Water Services has released its complete list of villages that will have water interruption this Holy Week.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino awaits AFP recommendation on NPA ceasefire

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President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he is relying on the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) if they will declare a ceasefire with the New People’s Army (NPA) in time for Holy Week.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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