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‘Santi’ roars toward Luzon

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LITTLE MISS WORLD?  A little girl (left) appears to be practicing a beauty queen’s walk as she and her family brave the rains on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Friday while Typhoon “Santi” barrels toward Aurora province.  A weather map from DOST-Pagasa (right) shows Santi making landfall, even as another weather disturbance looms. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/DOST-PAGASA

A tropical storm barreling toward Luzon intensified into a typhoon on Friday with powerful winds and torrential rains, threatening farmlands and populated areas on the island, including Metro Manila.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aurora prepares for Typhoon Santi

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The Aurora provincial government has dispatched two trucks and food supplies to the northern towns of Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag on Friday to prepare for Typhoon “Santi,” an official said Friday.

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

3 towns in Aurora isolated by landslides

A day after Typhoon “Labuyo” swept through northern Luzon, at least three towns in Aurora province, where the typhoon made landfall early Monday, remained isolated as landslides triggered by heavy rains and trees toppled by howling winds blocked major roads.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Labuyo’ stings N. Luzon; 3 dead, 54 missing

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Typhoon “Labuyo” plowed northeastern Luzon and the Cordillera from Aurora province early Monday, triggering floods and landslides while toppling trees and power lines.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tropical depression ‘Dante’ brings rains, thunderstorms

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 9 a.m., 08 June 2013

Parts of the country are warned against heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides on Saturday due to tropical depression Dante, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aurora folk march back to Manila to press fight

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After four months of allegedly unrealized promises, residents of Casiguran, Aurora province, decided they have had enough and marched back to Manila.

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

Lessons Sonny Angara learned from his old man

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Senator-elect Juan Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

In an election campaign dominated by old and familiar names, his is one that easily stands out: Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, son of a political veteran whose family rules the politics of Aurora province.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Osmeña vows to block budget for Aurora port

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Senators Edgardo Angara and Sergio Osmeña III

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III on Tuesday vowed to block the P353-million budget next year for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), saying Sen. Edgardo Angara’s pet project has “absolutely no chance of succeeding in 50 years” and that the P2 billion spent for it had been wasted.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aurora town poll exec shot dead

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) officer in Maria Aurora town in Aurora was shot and killed by two men in his house in the province on Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers

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Indigenous people, farmers and fisherfolk have turned to the Commission on Human Rights to get their voices heard in their struggle against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) project, which they said has been threatening to displace them, remove their sources of livelihood and disrupt their peaceful lives.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino won’t stop attacks on Corona

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is not about to declare a ceasefire in his word war with impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona despite pleas from senators for the heads of two coequal branches of government to restrain themselves.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Groups ask Supreme Court: Void laws on Apeco

Residents opposing the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in Casiguran, Aurora, on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional the laws that created the zone.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

IN THE KNOW: The Aurora Special Economic Zone

Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

The Aurora Special Economic Zone was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9490, which aims to boost social, economic and industrial development in Aurora and nearby provinces. The bill, sponsored by Senator Edgardo Angara in the Senate and by his son, Representative Juan Edgardo Angara, in the House of Representatives, was signed into law [...]

Posted: September 21st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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