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77-yr-old Davao City looks forward

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PEOPLE gather outside Davao City Hall as the city celebrates its 77th foundation day. INQUIRER MINDANAO

Along J.P. Laurel Highway, the loud throbbing of a diesel-fired power plant drowns out the noise of traffic, as the frenzy for the upcoming Araw ng Dabaw, celebrating the birth of the city 77 years ago, reaches fever pitch.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Now the hard work starts for superstar pope

In this file picture Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I (C) waves from the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican.   Pope Francis left the Vatican on March 9, 2014 for a six-day spiritual retreat southeast of Rome as the holy season of Lent begins and he marks his first anniversary as pontiff this week. AFP

Pope Francis celebrates one year in office on Thursday swaddled in a blanket of approval world leaders would die for and most of his predecessors could only dream of.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man learns diving to look for wife lost in tsunami

In this Sunday, March 9, 2014 photo, Yasuo Takamatsu takes off his gear after taking a diving lesson at Takenoura bay, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. Nearly three years after the earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck Japan's northern pacific coastline, Takamatsu is learning to scuba dive in hopes of finding his wife. As Japan marks the third anniversary of the 2011 tsunami Tuesday, 2,636 people remain missing, their bodies presumably swept out to sea. Another 15,884 have been confirmed dead. AP

On a chilly morning last weekend, a 57-year-old Japanese man adjusted his diving mask before heading out to sea from the tsunami-hit northeast coast.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

People pray for tsunami victims at a cenotaph in the coastal area of Arahama district in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture on March 11, 2014, the third anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami disaster. Japan marked the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster, which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.  AFP

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dingdong Dantes, Bam Aquino ‘salubungan’ stars

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Don’t be surprised if you see movie actor Dingdong Dantes moving around dressed as a military general, possibly even chomping a tobacco.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘People Power’ 1 anniversary rites moved from Edsa to Malacañang

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CATHOLIC nuns and supporters of the people’s revolt greet a soldier aboard a  V-150 armored tank on Edsa in 1986. FILE PHOTO

After almost three decades of celebrating democracy, Malacañang is toning down the festivities of for the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In Kalinga, a thousand gongs boom for peace

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A BOY playfully imitates gong-beating Kalinga natives in a parade around the poblacion in Tabuk City, Kalinga province. A thousand gongs rang for peace in Kalinga  on Thursday, the eve of its 19th anniversary as an independent province. VILLAMOR VISAYA JR/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

More than a thousand gongs on Thursday played a rhythmic beat that grew louder and louder as dancers from seven towns in Kalinga province and this capital city formed into letters that declare to the world, “Kalinga Shines.”

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Poe to make ‘important announcement’ at PNP anniversary

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

“Gracing” the 23rd founding anniversary of the Philippine National Police on Monday, Senator Grace Poe is expected to deliver an “important announcement” on the recent spate of illegal drugs and cyber pornography crimes.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP chief extols SOCOM for keeping PH safer

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AFP Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista. Photo from AFP Public Affairs Office

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, General Emmanuel Bautista, extoled the Special Operations Command for its exemplary work in keeping the country safe during the unit’s 23rd anniversary celebration at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija Thursday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Candle-light vigils as India remembers gang-rape victim

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India on Sunday marks 12 months since the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a Delhi bus — an episode that sparked nationwide protests — with candle-light vigils and prayers.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

The Supremo at 150

Photo by MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Workers prepare a platform for the November 30 program commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy, and other members of the Kennedy family, following a wreath laying ceremony in honor of President John F. Kennedy, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the JFK gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. AP

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at John F. Kennedy’s gravesite as a nation remembers the terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday when Kennedy was assassinated. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished Americans — including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey — with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award created by JFK.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NUJP on Maguindanao massacre: Go beyond remembering

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Site of the Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The massacre of 58 people, 32 journalists included, in Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009 shouldn’t only be remembered but should “spark” people to take a stand and act against these media killings, the chairperson of a local media group said Friday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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