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Stray bullet kills baby

A boy cries as he is treated for his wounds after being injured in a firecracker explosion following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila. Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province.   The bullet pierced the head of Von Alexander Llagas as he slept beside his father, Valeriano, in their house in Barangay [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP, PNP vigilant vs election spoilers

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Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police (PNP) saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Floods displace 500,000; 19 dead

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THE HAPPY GIVER  President Aquino distributes relief packages—consisting of a sleeping mat, bread, canned goods and rice—to flood victims in Imus, Cavite, on Thursday.  LYN RILLON

The number of people whose lives were disrupted by five days of monsoon rains generated by Tropical Storm “Maring” rose to 1.75 million on Thursday, with more than half a million of them, displaced from their homes by floods, huddled in evacuation centers.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Comelec: 300 PCOS machines broke down

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Hours before the voting ended, the Commission on Elections had placed the number of counting machines that broke down and needed replacement Monday at between 200 and 300, or less than 1 percent of the total—something that the head of the Comelec’s service provider considered typical in any automated polls.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

400,000 jobs up in 70 fairs nationwide

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Long lines marked the job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Public Employment and Services Office (Peso) on Wednesday at SM Megamall on Edsa in Mandaluyong City.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOH: ’Crackers toll falls by 17%; zero injuries in Davao City

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In much of the country, the trend was toward a significant reduction of firecracker-related injuries during the raucous New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to health officials.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ leaves 9 dead

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Tropical Storm “Quinta” left at least nine people dead and four missing in a sweep across the Visayan and Bicol regions that sent flash floods rampaging in the lowlands and tens of thousands fleeing to safer grounds.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

2013 elections: Same faces but new foes

Senator Edgardo Angara, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara and Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo: Musical chair

The electoral matchups in many parts of the country for 2013 show veteran politicians returning to the campaign trail to protect turf or to reclaim their old posts.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

7.6 quake hits eastern PH

A minute-long 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the Philippine’s coast on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning for the eastern part of the archipelago and Indonesia, US seismologists said.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Catholics from north to south heed CBCP’s protest call

Catholics from different regions joined prayer rallies against the reproductive health (RH) bill after the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful to join Saturday’s “Solidarity March and Mass for Life Against the RH Bill.”

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

6,000 cops block 5,000 protesters hurling stones

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ENRAGED protesters smash a police mobile along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City shortly before President Aquino delivered his Sona. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

It was a familiar sight this time of year: Students and farmers burning effigies of President Benigno Aquino and Uncle Sam. But they were stopped by police from getting close to the Batasang Pambansa complex to denounce the government’s alleged failure to improve the plight of workers, triggering a brief melee that left scores injured.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Floods hit Bulacan, Pampanga; no classes

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schools yesterday as water levels in central Luzon’s rivers rose and coastal villages were swamped by high tide, local officials said.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao, Visayas brace for ‘Ramon’

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THE FLOOD BEFORE THE STORM Students pick their way across flooded fields in Iponan village, Cagayan de Oro City, on Tuesday after classes were canceled when the Iponan River overflowed. Torrential rains brought by Tropical Storm “Ramon” triggered the floods, prompting government officials to order evacuation of hundreds of families in two Cagayan de Oro villages. BOBBY LAGSA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday braced for Tropical Storm “Ramon,” which grew stronger and bigger as it approached southern Philippines.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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