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SBMA exec in graft case says he’s innocent

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A Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) official facing graft charges in connection with a port operation deal in this free port said he would defend himself against what he described as “injustice.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time

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A signboard maker here will have himself nailed to a cross for the 28th time on Good Friday, possibly the longest time any Filipino has performed the ritual.
By stretching his panata (vow) for another year, Ruben Enaje helps sustain the practice of crucifixion in Barangay San Pedro Cutud that itinerant faith healer Artemio Anoza began 54 years ago.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Firm owned by Aquino kin says 358 ha CARP-exempt

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A company owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III has asked the Tarlac City government to reaffirm the nonagricultural classification of a 358-hectare land in Hacienda Luisita in a bid to save that part of the estate from compulsory acquisition by the national government.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Lenten ‘zarzuela’ grandmas’ vow

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In a bastion of Roman Catholicism like Pampanga province, Holy Week sees penitents carrying heavy wooden crosses for 100 or so kilometers with their backs bloodied by glass shards and bamboo whips, or volunteering to be crucified with steel nails hammered into their hands and feet.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aetas walked for hours to get to TV showing of Pacquiao fight

Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Some 1,000 people in Barangay (village) Pulong Santol in Porac town, Pampanga gathered to watch the rematch between Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and American Timothy Bradley via pay-per-view showing sponsored by local officials.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hotel, restaurant owners say collecting more money from them ‘unfair’

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Saying that it is “grossly unfair” to free port tourism, traders have petitioned the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to stop collecting the environmental and tourism administrative fee (ETAF) from business establishments here.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Surviving WW2 vets dwindling in number

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Many Filipino veterans of World War II have died, leaving behind 14,093 others, many of them aged 90 and above, as of March, according to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Confusion fills air over balloon festival

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A HOT AIR balloon takes off as the sun rises during the 2012 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Freeport. JUN MALIG/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Conflicting information on the upcoming hot air balloon festival in Lubao town in Pampanga province is creating confusion among people, including netizens.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tribute run draws fewer war veterans

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For the 29th time, Edmundo Paez will lead today a tribute run to honor the country’s war veterans.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Santiago gloats over senators’ plunder charges at Olongapo graduation

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago could not help but gloat over the plunder cases filed against three of her colleagues, when she addressed 500 graduates of Gordon College here on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Group uses art to keep Bulacan heritage alive

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Through paint and brushes, a group of artists keeps the heritage and history of Bulacan province alive and preserved on canvases.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Royette Padilla ordered freed

A court here on Tuesday ordered the release of former actor Royette Padilla after he posted P12,000 bail in a case of grave threats and violation of the antichild abuse law.Inquirer Central Luzon

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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