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An 89-year-old “balikbayan” was charred to death during a fire that razed 30 houses in Upper Purok 3, Barangay Kamputhaw, late on Sunday, fire officials said.

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

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 »

Despite typhoon, Bantayan ready for Semana Santa

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WHILE the rest of the town is a scene of massive devastation after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” a church in Daanbantayan, a town in northern Cebu, appears to have survived the storm. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A week before Holy Week, the people of Bantayan were busy preparing for one of Christendom’s sacred celebrations that the island in northern Cebu province has been known for.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Truck kills 7, hurts 24 as it crashes into house

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Seven persons were killed while 24 others were hurt on Thursday when a truck carrying livestock crashed into a house along the road in Carcar City, about 42 kilometers south of here.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Six killed in Cebu road accident

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At least six people aboard a truck were killed when their vehicle rammed into a house in Barangay (village) Guadalupe, Carcar City Cebu noon Thursday, a radio report said.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 killed, 2 hurt in Cebu road accident

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Two casino workers on their way home on a motorcycle were killed while two pedestrians were injured Saturday morning when they were hit by a car driven by a man police said lacked sleep and had had a few drinks at a party the night before.

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

Rebuilding homes, lives in Yolanda-shattered Bantayan

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Prudence Foundation volunteers carry blocks as they begin building homes at a resettlement area for displaced residents in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island. Some 100 volunteers from 12 countries in program initiated with Habitat for Humanity to build 135 disaster-resilient homes on the island. TARRA QUISMUNDO/PDI

The dark clouds gave way to the sun as the human chain passed hollow blocks down the line, each block a step closer to rebuilding lives shattered by Super Typhoon Yolanda nearly five months ago.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzon couple, co-accused indicted in Cebu court

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

The Department of Justice on Friday filed criminal charges against communist rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon and the five companions they were arrested with in Cebu last week.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Police find boy’s body in pit inside healer’s home in Cebu town

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National Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a self-proclaimed healer and cult leader at his home in a mountain village in Balamban town Saturday, finding the decomposed body of a teenager in a pit inside his house and rescuing a woman he had allegedly detained for more than five years.

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

Rebel leaders captured

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Benito Tiamzon, the head of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), and six other members of the CPP central committee were arrested on Saturday in Carcar City, south of Cebu City.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Over 1,000 stranded in Central Visayas ports due to ‘Caloy’

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More than 1, 000 passengers were stranded Saturday in Central Visyas due to tropical depression “Caloy,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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

Cebu police officers linked to lawyer’s slay

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NBI AGENTS present a search warrant to SPO4 Edwin Galas (in red shirt) during a raid on the Highway Patrol Group’s (HPG) compound in Cebu City that led to information linking Galas and other HPG officers to the killing of Archival. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The head of the police’s Highway Patrol Group (HPG) in Central Visayas and three other police officers were tagged suspects in the ambush-killing of lawyer Noel Archival and his two companions on Feb. 18.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Capa sings different tune; now wants to make up with PNP chief

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Senior Supt. Conrad Capa officially reports to PRO-7 Dir. Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino in his office, March 19. Photo from Carmel Matus

A week after his outburst, Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa is willing to patch things up with Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and plans to make the first move.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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