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Nueva Ecija mayor who turned down pork dies of cancer

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Mayor Sonia Lorenzo

Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija province died of cancer last week with no regrets: Lorenzo had turned down a P10-million appropriation from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada in 2010.

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

INC centennial event sets world record: crowd at Bocaue said to have reached 2M

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Iglesia ni Cristo followers flock in thousands at the Philippine Arena during the Centennial Anniversary celebration, Sunday. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Residents here were told what to expect, but they were still amazed by the multitudes from all over who assembled at the newly opened Philippine Arena at the vast corner of their town to celebrate the centennial of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) on Sunday.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC order prompts fund release via DAP, says DAR exec

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A final ruling by the Supreme Court ordering Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) in 2011 to pay P1.38 billion as just compensation and interest for fruit farms in Tagum City prompted a request for the release of P7.9 billion that Congress had approved, a Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) official said on Tuesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bulacan towns get ready for INC arena opening

Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena, billed as the “world’s largest indoor arena”. EDWIN BACASMAS

Residents of Bocaue, Sta. Maria, Marilao and Balagtas towns in Bulacan have been busy sprucing up 24 villages along the main highway for Monday’s inauguration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) Philippine Arena, billed as the “world’s largest indoor arena.”

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

Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

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Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

Another impeachment complaint to be filed on Monday (July 21) by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino III will take him to task for P5.4 billion in agrarian reform funds that was allegedly facilitated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to pay landowners, including the President’s relatives who own Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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