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Aquino admin slammed for ‘apathetic’ stance on Maguindanao massacre

Filipinos light candles on a slogan bearing images of victims of a massacre that killed 58 people, including 32 journalists, as they mark its 5th anniversary with a candle lighting event at the historic EDSA Shrine in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. AP

Journalists in Quezon and Albay commemorated the Maguindanao massacre on Monday with protests and candle-lighting ceremonies, assailing the Aquino administration’s seeming apathy to the quest for justice of families of the 58 victims.

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

In Albay town, dolphins steal limelight

DOLPHINS swim in the coastal waters off Sto. Domingo town, Albay province. KRIS ORBETA/CONTRIBUTOR

A pod of dolphins has become this town’s latest attraction.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mayon, amid restiveness, is top tourist draw

RESTIVE and volatile, Mayon Volcano is still the main tourist attraction of the Bicol region and Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

This city is looking at the Bicol region’s most recognizable but volatile landmark as the main attraction for at least 400 delegates from 21 member-countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) who will gather in this city in December, according to officials here.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Classes resume in 69 schools in Albay


Classes have resumed in 69 schools that served as temporary shelters for at least 43,000 persons from villages inside danger zones around Mayon Volcano.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

School loses pump, bulbs as evacuees leave

RESIDENTS living within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone of Mayon Volcano seek temporary shelter at Camalig North Central School in Camalig town, Albay province. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Days after over a thousand evacuees along the extended danger zone of restive Mayon Volcano were sent home, officials of the just-vacated public elementary school here found that many of their classrooms had missing light bulbs.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »