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Did you know: Ishmael Bernal

Today, Sept. 30, is the 76th birth anniversary of National Artist for Cinema Ishmael Bernal. As a filmmaker, he was hailed by critics as “the genius of Philippine cinema.” Among his notable films were “Pahiram ng Isang Umaga,” “Broken Marriage,” “Himala,” “City after Dark” and “Nunal sa Tubig.” After his death in 1996, he was conferred the national artist award in 2001.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

1 year on, Tagbilaran to recall quake

Damage to the roof and structure of the Church of San Pedro in the town Loboc, Bohol is seen after a major 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the region on October 15, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

The diocese of Tagbilaran will commemorate, through artistic presentations and contests, the tragedy wrought by the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Bohol and nearby Visayan provinces in October last year.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Juan Salcedo Jr.

Today, Sept. 29, is the 110th birth anniversary of National Scientist Juan Salcedo Jr. Born in 1904 in Pasay, Salcedo served as health secretary from 1950 to 1953 and was elected president of the World Health Organization Assembly in 1952. He published more than 200 articles on medicine, science and technology and was named a National Scientist in 1978. Salcedo died on Oct. 25, 1988.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Belmonte agrees with party-list group on lack of inclusive growth

House Speaker Sonny Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has railed against the Aquino administration’s alleged failure to spread the benefits of a robust economy in the last four years to the majority of Filipinos.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Crying climate change activist Naderev Saño to walk 1,000 km

In this picture taken on March 31, 2014, Naderev Saño, the country's lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, gestures during an interview in Manila. A Philippine diplomat said on September 25 he is to go on a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) walk to a city destroyed by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” to drum up awareness about the devastating impact of climate change.  AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

A Filipino environment activist who made headlines last year with an emotional call for global action on climate change on Thursday said he will walk 1,000 kilometers to Tacloban City that was devastated by last year’s super typhoon.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »