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Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP rubbing salt on an open wound, says militant group

Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. INQUIRER file photo

What is the purpose of the taunting? A militant group posed the question to the Armed Forces of the Philippines after it made a “taunting remark” against the New People’s Army saying they have captured their top leaders just in time for the NPA’s 45th founding anniversary on March 29.

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

Isabela peasant leader abducted

Unidentified men seized a local peasant leader and fled with him on a silver van on Friday, according to his 21-year-old son whom the abductors left behind.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Groups protest power rate hike at Meralco branches

Protesters rally in front of a Meralco Bayad Center in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and Malacañang to junk the proposed P4.15/kwH increase.

On the eve of the second round of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the power rate hike, consumer and militant groups held a series of protests on Monday in various Meralco Bayad Centers in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and the Malacañang to junk the Meralco proposal to increase electricity rate.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bayan tells gov’t: Don’t use disaster to justify pork barrel

Renato Reyes Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Don’t use “Yolanda” to defend your taste for pork barrel.

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

Protest welcomes Napoles at Senate hearing

‘PORK’ PROTEST Mae Paner aka “Juana Change” appears in a wheelchair as Janet Napoles Bariles during a “pork” protest Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the Senate where the real Janet Napoles is testifying before the blue ribbon committee on allegations that she masterminded the P10 billion pork barrel scam. JAMIE ELONA/INQUIRER.net

Around 200 members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and the Abolish Pork Movement marched to the Senate gates Thursday only to realize that Janet Lim-Napoles, the principal accused in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, made it inside the building without being noticed.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Original traffic plan for SONA implemented—police


The original traffic plan for the State of the Nation Address was implemented in the area after police was able to take control of the situation at about 12:30 p.m., police told INQUIRER.net on Monday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

SONA protesters are early birds along Commonwealth

Farmers from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, and Hacienda Luisita belonging to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas start their program as early as 6 a.m. Monday on Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City.  FRANCES MANGOSING

Protesters began to arrive near Ever Gotesco Commonwealth in Quezon City as early as 5 a.m. Monday when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Protests in Davao City to start at high noon Monday

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Militant groups here will start marching on the city streets at 12 noon and will hold a rally at the Rizal Park in the afternoon in time for President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

QC ban on SONA rallies stays

READY FOR THEIR CLOSEUP  A staff member of the House of Representatives walks past a photo gallery of lawmakers at the main lobby, as security measures and other preparations get underway for President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address next Monday. ARNOLD ALMACEN

A Quezon City judge has denied a petition from the militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) for a 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) against a City Hall directive which barred the group from holding a rally near Batasan Pambansa in connection with President Benigno Aquino’s State of the Nation Address on July 22.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

You’ll cause traffic, QC gov’t tells SONA ralliers

“It is silly for the police to invoke traffic when it is manifestly evident every single year that it is the police blockade that causes it,” Olalia told the Inquirer, adding that traffic jams could “never override the right of people to assemble.”

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Left slams plan to turn over airports to businesses


Militant groups have scored a government plan to bundle and privatize the operation of small airports in the country.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Activists stage protest in Divisoria

PROTEST PORTRAITS Members of activist group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) painted portraits of (from left) labor leader Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran, Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal, former spokesman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, female leader Lorena Barros, national hero Andres Bonifacio, and  revolutionary general Antonio Luna during a protest rally at the Bonifacio Monument in Divisoria. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

About a hundred leftwing activists staged a protest at the Bonifacio Monument in Divisoria, Manila as the country celebrated its 115th year of independence Wednesday.

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

  1. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
  3. Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy
  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria
  • Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter
  • Fears grow for hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane
  • uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Marketplace