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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. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
  • Napoles to have surgery on Tuesday – report
  • Mayor’s assassination linked to black sand mining controversy
  • Initial batch of Etihad passengers tested negative for MERS-CoV
  • Sports

  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
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