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Construction goes full blast on irrigation dam

ENGINEERS and laborers at work on the irrigation project, touted to be one of the biggest in Mindanao CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Construction work on what is touted to be one of the biggest irrigation projects in Mindanao is being rushed in Cateel town, Davao Oriental province, so it could be finished before the end of the month.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino tells unidentified gov’t execs to deliver or resign

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President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Expect heads to roll in the coming days as the President’s patience is wearing thin over the seemingly disjointed efforts, particularly at the local level, to help victims of disasters since December 2012.   President Benigno Aquino III appealed Tuesday for more patience from disaster victims amid the overwhelming challenges confronting his administration in […]

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino rallies Filipinos to face nature challenge

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President Aquino on Monday rallied Filipinos behind what he called a new kind of solidarity, not unlike the one they exhibited in toppling the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship 28 years ago.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pantabangan ‘buried twice over’

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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 »

Priest in a roofless church: They lost everything but not their faith

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The façade looks like a place of worship for antichrists—a leaning statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a hanging, almost falling, inverted cross. Inside the church, on an elevation are a fit-for-royalty chair, a vigil candle, a rostrum and the purple-curtained tabernacle. Looking up, one would see the blue sky and clouds—as the ceiling had parted.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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