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Do Cordillerans really want autonomy?


The quest for Cordillera autonomy is a decades-old struggle awash with the blood of martyrs, like Kalinga chieftain Macli-ing Dulag and nameless others who fought attempts by multinational corporations, private armies and the national government to seize control of our ancestral land and the natural resources.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Santiago refiles Magna Carta for call center workers bill


Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has again filed a bill seeking a Magna Carta for Call Center Workers. The bill seeks to enforce the rights of call center workers to organize unions and to have safe and healthy working environments given the long hours they spend at their work stations.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SK abolition gains support in Congress

Rep. Winston Castelo. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Moves to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan is gaining traction in Congress. Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice has refiled his bill seeking the abolition of the youth council while Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo proposed to give a zero budget for the village legislature, whose members are from 15 to 17 years old

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P600-B flood control master plan in old bill

A couple of persons wade on flooded Mola street in Makati City Sunday afternoon.  PHOTO BY FRANCES MANGOSING/INQUIRER.net

How do you solve flooding in Metro Manila?

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No goodbyes for 3 senators; 2 others cite long records


They started their 12-year sojourn in the Senate on the heels of the second Edsa People Power Revolution in 2001 that ousted President Joseph Estrada, who was subsequently convicted for plunder.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Courtesy a victim in Senate row’


Broken tradition, broken vows. The controversy that resulted in the Senate’s loss of two of its top leaders appears to have also claimed a long-standing tradition of the majority and the minority smoking the peace pipe as a session of Congress bows out with its sine die adjournment.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

House adjourns; Belmonte sees 3 years under 15th Congress a success

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Thursday that he saw the past three years under the 15th Congress as a success for the House of Representatives.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers see rough sailing for Nueva Camarines bill

House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives, having recognized all of its members and tackled pending bills, is now waiting for the Senate in order to act on measures Malacañang has urged them to take up, the most contentious being one which will create the province of Nueva Camarines.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate ratifies Juvenile Justice Act, passes bill vs bullying

Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has ratified a bill amending the Juvenile Justice Act and approved on third and final reading several measures, including a bill that seeks to lessen if not totally curb bullying among students in elementary and high schools.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile’s resignation triggered by demolition job -JV Estrada

Senator-elect Joseph Victor Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s resignation could have been triggered by the demolition job on him and his son, Cagayan Representative Jack Enrile, senator-elect and San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada said on Wednesday.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House resumes session, passes 5 bills

House of Representatives. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After taking a three-month-long break for the midterm elections, the members of the House of Representatives came back for one last session day on Wednesday.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House to honor, recognize members on last session day


The House of Representatives will be honoring its members during the 15th Congress when it resumes session and finally adjourns Wednesday.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile’s privilege speech on closing of Congress stirs speculations

Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speculations are rife about the content of the privilege speech Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is scheduled to deliver on Wednesday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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