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Village chief arrested for drug possession


MANILA, Philippines—A local government official was nabbed by anti-narcotic agents and police after he was caught hiding packs of illegal drugs in his Aklan residence.   Isidro Mayor Bune, barangay (village) chairman of Pinamuk-an village, New Washington, Aklan, was found possessing 10 sachets of shabu, or methamphetamine hydrochloride.   Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan, Western Visayas Police [...]

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC rules against Sin’s family in case over land taken by Marcos

Jaime Cardinal Sin

The Supreme Court has ruled that the family of the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin was not entitled to own over four hectares of agriculture land that President Ferdinand Marcos had included in a reservation set aside for the Aklan National College of Fisheries (ANCF) in New Washington, Aklan.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ victims in Aklan, Capiz rally


Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Tuesday held what they said was their version of the Stations of the Cross to protest the alleged delay and lack of help from the national government.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Reading-for-healing helps traumatized school kids in Aklan town


Nine-year-old Rosie Depedro gets scared whenever there is a strong wind. She can’t help but remember how the strong winds spawned by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed their house in Barangay Man-op and damaged her school.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Faith amid tragedy in 2 festivals

SPRAY BLESSING.  A Roman Catholic lay minister sprays holy water with a hose to bless the images of the Sto. Niño carried by devotees during the Feast of Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila, on Sunday. Grand festivals honoring the Child Jesus, such as the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-atihan in Aklan, were also held on Sunday. RICHARD A. REYES

Stories of faith and environmental protection, and the importance of family were told by 35 contingents that participated in the Sinulog 2014 dance competition in Cebu City.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »