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QC dads want ban on incinerators lifted to clear way for waste-to-energy plant


The Quezon City council has asked Congress to lift the ban on incinerators under the Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 to pave the way for the setup of a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in the city, a project discussed by City Hall officials and the group of businessman Manny Pangilinan last year.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Obama signs law providing Ukraine loan guarantees

Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, center, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., head to the chamber to advance a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine as President Barack Obama meets with U.S. allies in Europe to punish Moscow for its annexation of the Crimean peninsula, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 24, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to Ukraine.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bayan Muna proposes ‘Yolanda’ marker in Tacloban

Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

As thousands of lives were claimed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), arguably the strongest typhoon ever recorded, two lawmakers proposed the construction of a “memorial marker” in Tacloban City.

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

If ‘lolo’ or ‘lola’ wants to work…

Cebu Daily News FILE PHOTO

If “lolo” and “lola” want to work, employers shouldn’t turn them away on account of their age, according to a bill in the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks to penalize erring taxi drivers


A bill penalizing taxi drivers who refuse to transport their passengers to any destination, fail to give exact amount of change, among others, has been filed at the Senate.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House passes bill allowing use of idle gov’t land for socialized housing

House of Representatives. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Notice any idle government-owned land in your area? There is a possibility it may soon be used for socialized housing.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Communication group wants Aquino to certify FOI bill as urgent

In its annual conference on Friday, the (PCS), also known as the Society, will focus on the importance of access to information vis-à-vis the ongoing discussions and deliberations on the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Poe sees timely passage of info bill

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe is confident of the timely passage of the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the Senate after it ended the period of debates on the measure early this week.

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

House body passes bills to protect whistleblowers

Representative  Niel Tupas Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The House justice committee approved bills strengthening the witness protection program and installing a whistleblowers’ protection act.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Legislator wants Aquino’s backing vs dynasties

Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice: Watered down. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

An ally of President Aquino has asked him to help ensure the passage of the antipolitical dynasty bill by declaring the measure that could result in the disqualification of the members of many prominent political clans from running in future elections as a priority bill.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

There are ‘concerns’ over death penalty revival—Palace

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Palace on Tuesday said it will have to wait until the proposed bill to revive the death penalty is discussed in Congress before giving its statement.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sotto bill revives death penalty


Alarmed by the influx of heinous crimes, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has sought the revival of Republic Act 7659 or the Death Penalty Law in the country through lethal injection.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill requires bars to help drunk customers go home


Too drunk to go home? Leave it to the bartender.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  • Sports

  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • UST posts twin kill in Filoil pre-season cup opening day
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
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