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Gov’t troops in hot pursuit of Cagayan town mayor’s killers

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Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. PHOTO FROM  www.gonzaga.gov.ph

Assailants of the town mayor of Gonzaga in Cagayan who was shot dead during the flag-raising ceremony on Monday are being pursued by government forces.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunmen kill Cagayan town mayor

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Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town, Cagayan province. FILE

“Good morning, mayor!” the man in military uniform said as he approached Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town, Cagayan province, and shook his hand while the official was preparing to address employees in front of the municipal hall after the flag-raising ceremony on Monday morning.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mayor’s assassination linked to black sand mining controversy

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Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. PHOTO FROM  www.gonzaga.gov.ph

After Gonzaga Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. was gunned down in front of a municipal hall on Monday, his assailants scattered flyers with a cryptic message.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony

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Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. PHOTO FROM  www.gonzaga.gov.ph

The mayor of Gonzaga town in Cagayan province was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on Monday morning, just moments after the flag-raising ceremonies in front of the town hall there, police said.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity

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CALVARY HILLS IN CAGAYAN    One of the landmarks of Cagayan province is the Stations of the Cross on Calvary Hills in Iguig town. MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Street vendor Federina Taguba was all smiles as she greeted a group of pilgrims who had alighted from a rented van to visit the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Piat (Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat).

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

It’s wet year-round, but who’s complaining?

People call it “apon ti tudu” (rain’s nest), as if it’s a bad thing. But if the unpredictable rain is the reason for the lush forest cover and an abundant supply of water, words will never hurt Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. On the contrary, with the cascades that dot the town, any resident can only manage a smile whenever they hear that.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fire hits Cagayan capitol grounds

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Fire gutted a two-story building within the provincial capitol grounds on Friday night.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Women changing landscape of road repairs in Cagayan

WOMEN workers prepare the highway pavement in Abulug town, Cagayan province, for painting. MICHAEL REY BIADO/CONTRIBUTOR

Four weeks ago, Chinee Gaba, 23, got word that she was hired as a front desk staffer in one of the hotels in this capital city of Cagayan province.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

4.9 magnitude quake hits off the coast of Cagayan

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A 4.9 magnitude earthquake jolted Calayan, Cagayan off its coast on Friday morning, the state seismologist said.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3.7-magnitude quake hits northern Luzon

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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Cagayan at 12:10 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Wednesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels attack Cagayan black sand mines

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The New People’s Army (NPA) has taken responsibility for the Jan. 13 burning of vessels, heavy equipment and machinery belonging to a Chinese company that is conducting black sand mining operations along the Cagayan River.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cagayan folk question P5B breakwater cost

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IS THIS WORTH P5.1B? The breakwater at Port Irene in Cagayan province, with a jack-stone layer on top of a “pile of rocks,” protects only the warehouses and vessels used in the used-car and black-sand industries, according to local residents. MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

When construction began for the breakwater at Port Irene in the fishing village of Casambalangan in Santa Ana, Cagayan, residents felt no excitement about the new infrastructure project in their neighborhood. But when news broke last week that the project was worth P5.101 billion in taxpayer money, their jaws dropped.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t men absent in used car case

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A SECURITY guard patrols Port Irene in Sta. Ana town, Cagayan province, on board a tricycle. It is in this port where ships carrying imported used cars dock. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Government lawyers were a no-show in Friday’s hearing to defend the government’s position to enforce a ban on the importation of used vehicles.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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