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Trekkers, pilgrims going to Mt. Banahaw reminded of new rules

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A VISITOR to Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores, Quezon, at the base of mystical Mt. Banahaw, reads the dos and don’ts for visits during Holy Week. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

Authorities reiterated a reminder to trekkers to Mt. Banahaw, including pilgrims, to obey new rules governing access to the mountain or face penalties.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Employees ask Malacañang to probe local NIA officials

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Allah River Irrigation System project. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Region12.nia.gov.ph

Employees of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) have asked President Benigno Aquino III to investigate three agency officials for changing procedures to allow a contractor to corner a P105-million project in Mindanao instead of letting farmers provide the labor as an alternative source of livelihood.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

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VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF LIGHT Tens of thousands of Filipinos stand beside bamboo torches that hold lighted candles to offer a message of peace and form a Philippine map in Oton town in Iloilo province on Monday. With 56,680 lit candles, they set a new Guinness World Record, beating the previous record of 35,478 candles that Pakistan set on Dec. 10, 2009. AFP/MIDDLE WAY MEDITATION INSTITUTE

Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon

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A combination of religious attractions, some dating back to the 16th century, makes Gapan City the top pilgrimage site in Central Luzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant

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‘HEALER’ OF SIQUIJOR    Noel Torremocha, 43, holds a photo of his father-in-law, also a healer, who was featured in the Inquirer several years ago. EDWIN BACASMAS

There is a plant for everything. “Here, we still believe that nature and men are one. Man is an extension of nature. Nature would always want itself to heal,” said Noel Torremocha.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel

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JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER.    A rendition of the 4th Station of the Cross, where Mary meets Jesus, is found in Alfonso, Cavite province, on land donated by San Miguel Corp. to the group of “healing priest” Fr. Suarez, who is returning SMC’s donation. INQSnap this page to view more photos. LYN RILLON

The “healing priest” Fr. Fernando Suarez will celebrate his last Mass at MonteMaria in Alfonso town, Cavite province, on Easter Sunday after his Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation (MMPF) decided to return the 33-hectare property donated to it by San Miguel Corp. (SMC).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebels own up to raid on mayor’s home

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Communist rebels said the house of a town mayor in Davao Occidental yielded a cache of firearms during a rebel raid on Sunday, showing the mayor to be a “warlord.”

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Getting There

Those spending their vacation in Pagudpud town in Ilocos Norte province could reach Portabaga Falls by hopping on buses coming from Laoag City.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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A lone gunman shot and killed an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and her husband outside the couple’s home here on Monday, police on Tuesday said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NUJP slams ‘Red’ tag on radio station

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has criticized the military in southern Mindanao for allegedly harassing the staff of a radio station in Tagum City and branding the station as procommunist.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Santa Praxedes greenest destination in Northern Luzon

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THE 15-METER Portabaga Falls, including the pools fed by its water, is set in a natural forest. It is the centerpiece of ecotourism in Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. PHOTOS BY RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Santa Praxedes in Cagayan province strikes first-time visitors as one of those sleepy towns they only pass by as they travel through Northern Luzon.

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

It’s wet year-round, but who’s complaining?

People call it “apon ti tudu” (rain’s nest), as if it’s a bad thing. But if the unpredictable rain is the reason for the lush forest cover and an abundant supply of water, words will never hurt Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. On the contrary, with the cascades that dot the town, any resident can only manage a smile whenever they hear that.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New route to speed up travel to north

THIS SECTION of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway in Gerona town, Tarlac province, started serving motorists in December 2013. A new section in Rosales town will open on Wednesday.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Travelers bound for provinces in northern Luzon will find their travel times cut by 20 minutes to an hour on Holy Week, with the April 16 opening of a section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) to traffic.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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