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Finish repair of structures by December, LGUs in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas urged

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Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Local government units (LGUs) that received funds to repair public structures damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have until the year-end to finish the work.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Stigma from Ninoy slay now gone from Nueva Ecija town

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SATURNINA Galman, mother of Rolando Galman, graces the cover of the Sunday Inquirer Magazine in 2003, on the 20th anniversary of the assassination of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY ANSELMO ROQUE

ZARAGOZA, a farming town in the southwestern edge of Nueva Ecija province in the boundary of Tarlac province, shot to national consciousness after the Aug. 21, 1983 assassination of former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Frat, kin want 2 UP graduates freed

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The Sigma Kappa Pi fraternity and Sigma Delta Pi sorority on Monday urged the military and the police to release the two University of the Philippines (UP) graduates they were holding, saying their arrest on Aug. 9 in Nueva Ecija province was illegal and unjust.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Tree-cutting freeze order hailed, but ‘hastily crafted’

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

An environmental group here on Friday welcomed Environment Secretary Ramon Paje’s order to freeze all applications for tree-cutting permits in road-widening projects but expressed concern about its implications.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

No signs of destructive Mayon eruption – Phivolcs

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said they had yet to see any indication of a possible destructive eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay province.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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