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Homeless kids stay off the streets to party at PDI

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INQUIRER Libre editor in chief Chito de la Vega (center, last row) joins street children in awacky pose during the recent Christmas party at the INQUIRER
thrown by Hands on Manila in partnership with PDI, Bridge Builder Foundation, Child Hope Foundation and other foundations for children’swelfare. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

The streets can be a playground, a workplace, but also sadly, a breeding ground for future criminals. Here hungry children do whatever they can to find something to eat. Without the guidance of parents, they steal, take drugs, hurt themselves, are reviled and learn to return the insult.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bring NBP to way it should be—De Lima

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MAN-TO-MAN GUARDING    NBI agents provide a human shield for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (center), as she leads the second inspection of New Bilibid Prison on Thursday.  The Justice chief ordered the demolition of the luxurious quarters of drug lords and gang members at the maximum security compound after an initial inspection on Monday uncovered drugs, sex toys and assorted contraband in cells renovated into luxe quarters. RAFFY LERMA

This was Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s marching orders to the newly appointed officers in charge (OIC) at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), the country’s main prison facility which last week yielded a shocking haul of contraband, from drugs, firearms and cash to sex dolls and luxury comforts.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Not so fast; acting DOH chief not a shoo-in for post

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Janette Garin

Enrique Ona may be officially out of the Department of Health (DOH), but Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin may not yet claim his office.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

South Koreans leaving behind grateful nation

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A few days before Christmas last year, Col. Lee Chulwon was preparing for the holidays with his family in his native Seoul.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MRT, LRT fares up starting Jan. 4

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Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya

Metro Manila commuters will be greeted with higher railway fares this new year, with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) implementing a long-delayed fare hike on Jan. 4, 2015.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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