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Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

157-yr-old church endures in Camarines Sur

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THE 157-YEAR-OLD St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camaligan, Camarines Sur 
JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

The St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camaligan, Camarines Sur, a 157-year-old church built by Franciscan missionaries, has managed to survive through the years to become an enduring cultural and religious legacy of the town.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 killed as pick-up slams into fruit stand in Camarines Sur

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An elderly couple was killed early Wednesday when a pick-up truck swerved off the highway in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, and slammed into a roadside store where the victims were sleeping, the police reported.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NBI to start probe of Caramoan mining

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THIS serene scene in Lahuy Island is deceptive and does not show the tension that grips a village there because of conflicting operations to mine its gold deposits. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Members of the Camarines Sur provincial government’s environment watchdog, tasked with going after illegal mining, have been accused of involvement in illegal mining themselves, which led to the killings of four people, according to a complaint filed in the National Bureau of Investigation.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Camarines Sur village chair faces illegal mine rap

Through gold deposit is good for only small-scale mining, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the precious mineral is being panned for even on shores. Jay de Leon earns P150 a day panning for gold on the beach of Barangay Gata in Lahuy Island in Caramoan town, Camarines Sur province. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The head of the environment watchdog unit in Camarines Sur province on April 1 filed countercharges against the village head of Barangay Gata in Lahuy Island in Caramoan town, Camarines Sur, where four small-scale miners were shot dead on March 22.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

IEDs seized from rebels in Camarines Sur

The Army claimed seizing 5 kilograms of improvised explosive devices from communist rebels following clashes in Lagonoy town in Camarines Sur province.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Camarines Sur tourism figures down

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After years of growth in tourist arrivals since 2006, Camarines Sur suffered a decline in number of tourists in 2013 partly due to the lack of activities in the province’s top tourist attraction, CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 dead, 46 hurt in head-on collision between 2 buses in Camarines Sur

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Five people were killed and 46 others were injured in a head-on collision between two buses along the stretch of the Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) Mambulo Nuevo, Libmanan, Camarines Sur, early on Sunday, police said.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Puzzle still unsolved in Camarines Sur town’s bloodiest day

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POLICE close the portion of the Maharlika Highway in Pili, Camarines Sur, in front of the Zepeda house where five people were killed and four were injured in a hostage situation on New Year’s Eve. JUAN ESCANDOR JR/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

PILI, Camarines Sur—The hostage-taker who killed four persons, including three of his close relatives and himself in what could be this town’s bloodiest crime in years, came prepared for a gunfight, according to a former town official close to the hostage-taker’s family.   Alexis San Luis, former mayor and close relative of the Zepeda family, [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4 hurt in grenade blast after CamSur hostage drama

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Four more people were injured, including a policeman, in a grenade explosion while police were undertaking a clearing operation at the end of the 10-hour hostage taking incident in Barangay (village) San Roque of this town that had left five people dead.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CamSur power woe: No solution seen

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has stepped in to help ease the woes of a power cooperative in Camarines Sur that is buried in a billion-peso debt, but its officials see no quick solution in sight.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Iriga City, 6 Camarines Sur towns without power for a week

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Some 100,000 residents of Iriga City and six towns in Camarines Sur have been without electricity for nearly a week now after the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines cut them off from the grid.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 of 9 escapees from CamSur jail surrender

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SENIOR Supt. Ramiro Bausa, Camarines Sur police chief, inspects the sawn off grills of a cell through which passed nine inmates of the provincial jail in their escape. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Two of nine prisoners who escaped last week from the provincial jail in Pili, Camarines Sur, surrendered to authorities in San Miguel, Bulacan, and were turned over to jail authorities here on Tuesday.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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