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DAR launches Umiray Bridge linking farmers from Aurora, Quezon

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

More than 30,000 people living in isolated farming communities in Aurora and Quezon are expected to benefit from the newly constructed Umiray Bridge connecting the two provinces, according to agrarian reform officials.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Signal No. 1 raised in Isabela, Aurora as ‘Vinta’ approaches

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:30 p.m., 29 October 2013 http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

Tropical depression “Vinta” maintained its strength and approached Isabela-Aurora area Tuesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Santi’ weakens, now on West PH Sea

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 7 a.m., 12 October 2013

Typhoon Santi (international name Nari) has slightly weakened after making landfall over Aurora and was over the West Philippine Sea on Saturday morning.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon Santi makes landfall in Aurora

Project NOAH MTSAT image as of October 11, 2013, 11:01 PM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

Typhoon Santi makes a landfall in Dingalan, Aurora province at exactly 11 pm Friday, the state weather bureau said in a radio interview near midnight.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LPA seen near Aurora, to bring rains in part of Luzon

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image  7 a.m., 13 September 2013

The low pressure area being monitored by the weather bureau was spotted near Aurora Friday morning and will bring rains in parts of Luzon.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Electric co-ops in Central Luzon help fix Aurora power lines

GRADE school teacher Babylin Querijero clears debris in one of the classrooms of the Casiguran Central Elementary School in Aurora that was destroyed by Typhoon “Labuyo” last week.

At least 58 linemen from 10 cooperatives in Central Luzon reached northern Aurora on Friday to help repair power lines damaged by typhoon “Labuyo” two weeks ago and help restore electricity there in two to three weeks, officials said.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 teens killed as motorcycle rams truck in Aurora


Three teenaged girls died while another was injured when their motorcycle rammed a dump truck in San Luis town in Aurora province on Wednesday, police said.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

After storm, Aurora folk show humor, grit

LABUYO’S FURY  Boys in Dipaculao town, Aurora, sit on the stumps of banana plants toppled by Typhoon “Labuyo” that ravaged the province on Monday.  RAFFY LERMA

When government workers finally cleared the debris left by Typhoon “Labuyo” from the road linking the coastal towns of Dipaculao, Dinalungan and Casiguran, one of the first to rush home on Wednesday was the parish priest of Casiguran.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Power outages hit Aurora, Baguio due to ‘Labuyo’


Heavy rains brought by typhoon “Labuyo” caused power outages in Aurora province and Baguio City on Monday morning, a Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rain in Metro Manila, parts of PH as LPA nears Aurora–Pagasa

Project NOAH MTSAT image, August 1, 2013, 7:32 AM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

A low pressure area moved closer to Aurora on Thursday, threatening residents in this province and nearby areas with flashfloods and landslides.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima, NBI smell conspiracy

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The police officers who tried to help cover up the summary executions of two robbery gang leaders last week face charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Friday.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rally set for bid to support Apeco amid review by Neda

At least 700 farmers, fishermen, Dumagat and Agta supporting the establishment of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in Casiguran, Aurora, are marching today (Friday) to the capital town of Baler to call for the continuation of the project.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino won’t scrap Apeco, orders review

LET’S OPEN OUR MIND  In a meeting with protesters, President Aquino talks with a Casiguran farmer who says he does not agree the concept of development behind the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority will lift him from poverty. At center is Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Meeting the protesters’ demands halfway, President Aquino on Monday ordered a review of the country’s first economic hub rising at the edge of the Pacific but rejected calls that he cut off funding and scrap the project altogether.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
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  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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