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At 77, Erap has Easter treat for Manila cops but keeps City Hall folk in agony


Turning 77 on Black Saturday, former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada unveiled an Easter treat for city policemen but asked local government employees to make a post-Lenten “sacrifice.”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tiamzons thank Satur Ocampo, wish him happy birthday

Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Not even a detention cell would stop them from a birthday greeting.
After nearly two weeks in detention at Camp Crame, Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Tiamzon sent their birthday greetings to fellow communist figure Satur Ocampo Monday through a hand-written letter.

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

Sandigan junks Arroyo plea to celebrate birthday in Pampanga

Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan First Division on Friday denied the petition of former president and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to spend her birthday in her hometown.

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

Arroyo plea for birthday furlough up for Sandigan resolution—lawyer

Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan on Thursday said the petition of President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for a birthday furlough has been submitted for resolution.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Man killed on birthday


A house painter was shot dead on his 32nd birthday by two motorcycle-riding men in Quezon City on Monday morning.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

Today, Feb. 21, is the 161st birth anniversary of the late painter Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Born in Binondo in 1853, he won a scholarship to a school in Spain and an award in Madrid’s National Exposition of Fine Arts for his work “Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace.” He died on March 13, 1913. A street in Quiapo, Manila, was named after him that same year.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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

Aquino’s birthday wish: Disaster-resilient PH

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said that he’ll pray for a disaster resilient Philippines on his birthday, in light of the many calamities that struck the country and left thousands dead last year.

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

No birthday bash for ‘golden girl’ Napoles

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Unlike the extravagant parties she once hosted for the high and the mighty, Janet Lim-Napoles had a subdued 50th birthday on Wednesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Yuppy celebrates birthday helping townmates


IT was his 34th birthday but Jessie Perez, the district manager of Rep. Luis Gabriel Quisumbing, refused to accept gifts for himself. Instead, Perez told his colleagues and friends that what he would like to get are relief goods to help the people in his hometown in Abuyog, Leyte which was hit by supertyphoon Yolanda [...]

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Did you know

Today, November 18, is the 85th birth anniversary of former Vice President Salvador “Doy” Laurel.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Additional 18% discount for QC’s seniors eyed

To make Quezon City’s senior citizens “feel the love” on their birthday, a councilor has proposed that they be given an additional 18 percent discount on medical and dental services they may avail themselves of in any laboratory, clinic or hospital in the city.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Obama pays tribute as ailing Mandela turns 95

A child look at paintings of President Barack Obama, right, and former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Saturday, June 29, 2013. President Barack Obama encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world Saturday to follow former South African President Nelson Mandela's example of country before self, as the U.S. president prepared to pay personal respects to relatives who have been gathered around the critically ill anti-apartheid icon. AP/Ben Curtis

US President Barack Obama paid warm tribute to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday on Thursday, which the anti-apartheid icon will spend in hospital recovering from a lung infection.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World celebrates ailing Mandela’s 95th birthday

In this Dec. 7, 2005, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, is in a jovial mood at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where he met with the winner and runner-up of the local "Idols" competition. South Africa's president says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95.  AP PHOTO/DENIS FARRELL

Global celebrations and charity events will mark Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday Thursday, but the critically ill anti-apartheid hero himself may still be confined to his Pretoria hospital bed on life-support.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  2. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  3. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia
  10. Santiago: Gigi Reyes is Enrile’s fall guy
  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. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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