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Church steps up initiative against pork

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Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo. INQUIRER file photo

Church-based and nongovernment organizations in Iloilo and Pampanga provinces have launched a signature campaign in support of a people’s initiative for a bill to abolish and make illegal all forms of pork barrel.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ toll: 10 dead, 7 hurt, thousands displaced


Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) headed for Taiwan on Sunday, leaving 10 people dead, hundreds of millions of pesos in damage, and nearly 200,000 displaced in Luzon by massive flash floods.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Extended work hours cited in death in Hanjin


The latest worker to die in the Hanjin shipyard here had been working for 20 straight hours on the day he was pinned by a mobile elevated platform, according to a labor group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Drug suspects posed as utensils traders


The Chinese illegal drug suspects arrested here last week had registered their business as a dealer of kitchenware and utensils in this Pampanga capital before the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized from them around P4 billion worth of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and chemicals on Friday, documents showed.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Butcher’ back to barracks

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HOMECOMING?  Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. is brought to the Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City from the Bulacan Provincial Jail in the City of Malolos.   RAFFY LERMA

It was a homecoming of sorts for retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., the so-called “butcher” of the previous Arroyo administration. From the Bulacan Provincial Jail, Palparan was transferred on Monday to his old “stomping grounds”—the headquarters of his mother unit in Taguig City.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »