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AFP denies hand in disappearance of Tiamzon’s gardener

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military in the Visayas denied on Wednesday the accusation of human rights group Karapatan that its forces were responsible for the missing companion of the arrested top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.

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

DENR to tighten watch vs illegal logging in Davao area during Holy Week

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The end of summer is the end of frolic and fun for students and the end of family bonding  vacations in far away places.  But to farmers in Bokod, Benguet, it’s the beginning of rainwater replenishing their watersheds and refreshing their plants. EV ESPIRITU/Inquirer Northern Luzon

Environment authorities will set up checkpoints around the Davao region during the Holy Week to watch out for illegal loggers who might try to take advantage of the long holiday, officials said on Wednesday.

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

SBMA execs, 2 others face graft raps

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment for graft of 18 current and former top officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for manifest partiality and evident bad faith in awarding a contract to port operator Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. in 2010.

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

Pangasinan beachgoers warned vs jellyfish

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The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) on Tuesday warned beachgoers to stay close to the shore when swimming in the Lingayen Gulf to avoid being stung by jellyfish.

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

Preparedness, CCT program help young mom survive twin disasters

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Learning how to keep calm during a disaster saved a young housewife in Cebu when twin disasters — a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) — struck the country late last year.

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

Two-year-old among five dead in Camarines Sur road mishap

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Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP

At least five people were killed and 15 others were hurt on Wednesday after a passenger bus rammed into a truck in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, police report said.

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

Firm owned by Aquino kin says 358 ha CARP-exempt

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Hacienda Luisita INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A company owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III has asked the Tarlac City government to reaffirm the nonagricultural classification of a 358-hectare land in Hacienda Luisita in a bid to save that part of the estate from compulsory acquisition by the national government.

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

Town, DENR play tug-of-war over crocodile

The crocodile caught by accident by a group of fishermen near the Liguasan Marsh in M’lang, North Cotabato. WILLIAMOR A. MAGBANUA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A freshwater crocodile that was accidentally trapped near the Liguasan Marsh on Saturday has become the subject of a tug-of-war between the municipality and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas

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The bodies of five men from Cavite were found dead inside a private jeep in Laurel, Batangas, early Tuesday, police said.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF fumes over ‘disturbed’ honeymoon

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Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Tuesday accused the military in Basilan for “disturbing” their “honeymoon period” with Malacañang after its operations against the Abu Sayyaf supposedly killed some of their members.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA urged to stop attacks during Holy Week

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The military in Western Visayas on Tuesday called on the New People’s Army to stop its offensives and observe Holy Week.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels dispute report all they got from mayor’s home were shotguns

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Communist rebels said they got more than just shotguns in Sunday’s raid on the house of Mayor James Joyce of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Davao Occidental, which they said proved that the local executive was a warlord.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DPWH exec, husband gunned down in Tagum

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An unidentified gunman shot and killed an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways and her husband outside the couple’s home here on Monday night, police said Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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