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SC rules Laguna governor ousted

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Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the disqualification of Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as governor of Laguna province, affirming the Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolution that deemed him unfit for public office due to overspending.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

What Went Before: ER Ejercito’s disqualification as Laguna gov

In September 2013, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division ruled to unseat Laguna Gov. Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito for excessive spending to win reelection during the 2013 May elections. Ejercito is the nephew of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada and cousin of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Beneficiaries to pay P1 per house

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New houses for P1 each. Beneficiaries of a housing program for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will soon move into their new homes after the National Housing Authority (NHA) completed and is set to turn over a total of 3,505 new houses to those who survived Pablo, which left a trail of devastation in Southern Mindanao in 2012.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

The saga of Aringay rail line

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RAIL TO NOWHERE  Nestor Ninnuan (left) says the abandoned tunnel of the railway track that would have run from his hometown of Aringay in La Union to Baguio City has fallen prey to treasure hunters and vandals.  PHOTOS BY RAY ZAMBRANO

On top of the entrance to a concrete tunnel in Barangay Poblacion in Aringay town, La Union province, are the Roman numerals MCMXIII.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

60 being screened for lunch with Pope in Palo

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DEVOUTLY Catholic Tacloban City, viewed from the bell tower of the Sto. Niño Church there, and Palo, Leyte province, are preparing for the visit of Pope Francis in January. RAFFY LERMA

The 30 people who will have lunch with Pope Francis here during his visit in January next year will have two things in common—they belong to the poorest of the poor and were hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the strongest storm ever to hit land.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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