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Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter

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RESIDENTS of the village of Sagkahan in Tacloban City view the destruction left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on their community. FILE PHOTO

The Swiss-based pharmaceutical transnational manufacturer of a leukemia drug has promised to help a Leyte firefighter afflicted with the cancer to get access to the expensive medication he needs.

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

DPWH allots P1.2 trillion for PH roads

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Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the last two years of the administration, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will “prioritize rehabilitation over preventive maintenance” in the preservation of the country’s road network, which is valued at P1.2 trillion.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

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

Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday. AP FILE PHOTO

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up.

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

50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses

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To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in Quezon City on Wednesday were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross and follow the steps of Christ.

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

AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front AFP FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

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

DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday that she had ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to arrest Cedric Lee, his sister and three others who have yet to post bail on the grave coercion charge filed against them in connection with the mauling of TV host-comedian Vhong Navarro.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metro residents brace for long, ‘dry’ spell

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For residents in areas affected by a three-day water service interruption due to an ongoing Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) project, it will be a long and dry Holy Week.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA: Avoid Edsa, take alternate routes

As the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started the concrete reblocking and repair of Edsa yesterday, motorists were advised to avoid the busy thoroughfare altogether and take alternate routes.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

P-Noy checks security measures at airport

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday dropped by two terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to check on facilities and security measures being implemented for the thousands of passengers expected to fly out for the four-day Holy Week break.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

SM hits Manila’s tax rate hike

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The Manila City government’s move to raise revenue collections has been met with resistance by the SM Group of Companies which recently went to court to question the five-fold hike in local business tax rates.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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Four men were arrested in a follow-up police operation after the wife of Sen. Ping Lacson in Divisoria, Manila, reported the theft of her diamond earring on Monday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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