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Even poor couple wish survivors well

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LILIA “Nanay Lily” Magpantay-Tagle, earns an average of P50 a day from selling rags. She does not want anything for herself this Christmas, but hopes for a better life for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

For the past six years, Lilia Magpantay-Tagle has been living in a makeshift shack in the corner of a lot owned by a rich clan in front of Perez Park in Lucena City.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mythical ‘aswang’ won’t destroy human spirit

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I grew up in Laguna with a fascinating thought that I am an aswang descent.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

This clan cooks ‘bibingka’ for Misa de Gallo goers

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THE FLUFFY and soft “bibingka” and “puto bumbong” DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

The age-old tradition of Misa de Gallo, a series of nine dawn Masses as countdown to Christmas Day, will not be complete without a bite of bibingka or puto bumbong.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Green company treats waste water in Laguna

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THE TREATMENT facility of Envirokonsult Equipment and Services in Bay, Laguna. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A Filipino-owned company has been providing free services for treatment of septage—a fluid mixture of sewage solids, liquids and sludge—to government offices, schools and hospitals in Bay town in Laguna province.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Quezon tillers reap death threats

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Sixteen farmer leaders in Quezon province’s Bondoc Peninsula believe they will be the next targets of hired guns following the still unsolved killing of a woman land rights activist in October.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

From Bikol poetry to filmmaking

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POET-FILMMAKER Kristian Sendon Cordero reads the “Angustia” script to actor Alex Medina. JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

He has an array of poetry books, fiction and literary translations to his name, as well as two Palanca Awards and other literary awards when he was still in his 20s.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Former ‘Xerox boy’ goes to Congress

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NEWLY ELECTED Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu poses beside a Xerox machine in the Senate. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Raneo E. Abu, 46, a native of Bauan town in Batangas, worked as a photocopying attendant at the Committee Support Services Division of the Philippine Senate from 1990 to 1992.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

There’s no stopping ‘Junyee’

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LUIS E. YEE JR.  photo:MARICAR P. CINCO

It was one fine day at the height of martial law in the ’70s when Junyee stepped out of his dormitory at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman and burned all his stuff.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No ‘better alternatives’ for unopposed bets?

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Gov. Joey Salceda   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Why rock the boat when it is sailing smoothly? A political science professor says this is not a good time for the opposition in Albay to compete with some incumbent candidates whose economic achievements are already “smoothly sailing” and have found themselves running without opponents.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Governor cites inheritance for rise in net worth

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The governor of Laguna could be one of the wealthiest local government officials today with a net worth of P107 million, P100 million more since he first held public office as mayor of Pagsanjan town in 2001.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Sorsogon, political clan patriarch takes on ‘Justin Bieber’

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FACE-OFF Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee and his young challenger, Eric Dioneda, during the debate of gubernatorial candidates in Sorsogon City. JAN REV DAVILA/CONTRIBUTOR

With signature bangs and dance moves, Eric Dioneda, 29, cuts an image of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Name-calling gets nastier in Laguna

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Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito  photo:SCENEMA CONCEPT INTERNATIONAL INC./CONTRIBUTOR

Voters in Laguna are choosing between “Asiong Aksaya” and “Congressman Epal”—monikers that rival candidates for governor are hurling at each other in their first-time face-off in the May elections.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Villafuertes’ fight baffles voters in Camarines Sur

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LRAY

The fight between grandfather and grandson for governor of Camarines Sur has left many residents in disbelief and suspicious of the motive behind it.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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