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Search and rescue, power, telco services restoration top priority

President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night ordered the release of P365 million to the Philippine Air Force as a search and rescue operation for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” got under way.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH starts free vaccination vs pneumonia in ARMM, Caraga

Health Secretary Enrique Ona: Generic medicines significantly cheaper.  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday that parents nationwide could avail of free vaccines against pneumonia for their children in all the country’s health centers as part of its expanded program on immunization in the next few years.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t acts on ‘Pablo’ trafficking reports

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The government’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (Iacat) on Saturday said it had sent a team to the Caraga and Davao regions following reports that human trafficking syndicates were preying on the communities there affected by Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Workers get post-poll gift: P10 hike in pay

Private sector workers in the two Agusan and Surigao provinces and their component cities got a post-election gift in the form of a P10 across the board salary increase that the Caraga region’s wage board approved.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Liberal Party tightens grip on power in Caraga Region


Caraga Region’s political dynasties, many of them allied with the Liberal Party (LP) of President Benigno Aquino III, have retained their grip on power.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR hands out land titles to hundreds of farmers in Caraga region

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes. PHOTO FROM GOV.PH

A total of 2,623 farmers in Caraga region are now landowners, the Department of Agrarian Reform said on Tuesday following the distribution of titles to 3,790 hectares of agricultural land in the region.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pantabangan ‘buried twice over’

DEADLY COMBINATION. A combination of logging and an insistence on building frail concrete bridges leads to the destruction of the Baogo Bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental, which connects the towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston that were hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

When the government submerged Pantabangan town in Nueva Ecija in 1973 to create a lake that fed what was touted then to be the second largest dam in Asia, more than 1,300 residents yielded to the plan and rebuilt the town on a mountaintop.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Gang head nabbed as 3 cops wounded

At least three policemen were wounded during an operation that led to the arrest of one of the most wanted criminals in the Caraga region on Friday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t starts crackdown on illegal logging in Mindanao

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The government is now focusing its crackdown on illegal logging in six provinces in Mindanao where loggers still reign in “connivance” with local, environment and police officials.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Party-list solon to probe Caraga mining firms’ compliance to environmental laws

BUTUAN CITY—Ako Bikol Rep. Rodel Batocabe on Thursday said he was seeking an investigation on the reported violation of environmental and health hazard laws, and nonpayment of taxes by four large-scale mining firms based in the Caraga region. Batocabe said that on Tuesday, he filed House Resolution No. 2124 for an investigation into the compliance [...]

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR closes 94 wood firms in Caraga

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has shut down 94 of 119 wood processing firms in the Caraga region in connection with the department’s implementation of President Benigno Aquino’s executive order banning commercial logging nationwide.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Confiscated logs put to good use in 2 Caraga schools


Close to 4,000 armchairs made from confiscated logs were turned over on Friday to two of the most populated schools in the Caraga region.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos asked Gloria Arroyo for a car as b’day gift

‘PEACE CHAMPION OF CARAGA’. In a letter in February 2009 to then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Bishop Pueblos requested for a brand-new car. In it, he said: “…possibly a 4 x 4, which I can use to reach the far-flung areas of Caraga. I hope you will never fail to give a brand new car which would serve as your birthday gift to me.” The same year, his 66th birthday fell on March 8. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Catholic bishop who had asked President Benigno Aquino III to resign, supposedly received illegal donations from the previous management of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and also requested a vehicle as a “birthday gift” from then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Lawyer Aleta Tolentino, a PCSO director, provided the Inquirer with a copy of the [...]

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  2. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  3. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  4. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  5. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. At 77, Erap has Easter treat for Manila cops but keeps City Hall folk in agony
  8. Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  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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