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Does the President know his geography?


The transfer of the celebration of the 28th People Power revolution from Manila to Cebu by President Noy smacks of historical revision, according to my fellow Inquirer columnist Amando Doronila.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Bill would name Clark airport after Cory Aquino

A measure converting Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) into an authority and naming it and the airport (in photo) after the late President Corazon Aquino has passed the committee level in the House of Representatives. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What’s in a name? Plenty, if it happens to be Macapagal.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Cory Aquino oath-taking

President Corazon “Cory” Aquino took her oath of office as the elected president of the Philippines on Feb. 25, 1986, before Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee at Club Filipino in San Juan.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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

Problems faced by key players shouldn’t change spirit of Edsa

CATHOLIC nuns and supporters of the people’s revolt greet a soldier aboard a  V-150 armored tank on Edsa in 1986. FILE PHOTO

The true spirit of the 1986 Edsa Revolution should not change despite the problems being faced by key personalities involved during the historic People Power, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Timeline: Feb. 22, 1986, Day One

SLEEP-IN  Reporters covering the Edsa event catch up on their sleep inside Enrile’s office at Camp Aguinaldo. PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “CHRONOLOGY OF A REVOLUTION”

Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile and key aides finalize Enrile’s speech in which he will proclaim himself head of a ruling junta after rebel troops led by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) assault on Malacañang. Assault is planned for Feb. 23 at 2 a.m.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National catastrophes


“Killing of journalists a national catastrophe” shouted the Inquirer’s banner headline yesterday.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

When Ninoy was consort and little known facts on PH beauty contests

ESCORT A 21-year-old Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. (third from left) served as escort to his fellow Kapampangan, 1953 Miss Philippines Maria Cristina Galang (fourth from left). PHOTO REPRODUCTION AND PHOTO BY E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

Before he married Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco in 1954, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., then in his early 20s, served as escort to Kapampangan beauty queen Maria Cristina Galang of Tarlac province.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thousands lose out in Hacienda Luisita deal

Thousands of workers will lose out when a sugar plantation owned by President Benigno Aquino III’s family is distributed to some 6,200 farm hands next year, an official said on Friday.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

On anniversary, Cory Aquino likened to Pope Francis

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President Aquino prays at the grave of his parents during the concelebrated Mass to commemorate the fourth death anniversary of his mother and democracy icon, former President Corazon C. Aquino, at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

Like Pope Francis. Father Manoling Francisco, the Jesuit composer, drew parallels between the lives of the late democracy icon Corazon C. Aquino and Pope Francis of the Catholic Church in his homily at the Manila Memorial Park Thursday afternoon.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kris Aquino mulls mayoral, gubernatorial post in 2016


Popular TV host Kris Aquino said she is considering a mayoralty or gubernatorial post in Tarlac in case she decides to run for public office in 2016.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Surveillance on Olalia, Sanchez was to verify Cory Aquino’s ties to left’

Ret. Lieutenant Colonel Eduardo "Red" Kapunan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

One of the principal accused in the 1986 Olalia-Alay-ay murder case admitted to conducting a surveillance of the slain labor leader when he was head of an intelligence unit under the Department of National Defense but said this was only to affirm or debunk reports that the Corazon Aquino government at the time had strong ties with the left.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Friends in good times and bad celebrate Cory Aquino

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REMEMBER WHEN Like the way it was in the feverish days leading to Edsa (I) People Power Revolution, yellow confetti rains anew on the Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine in Manila as the country commemorated the well-loved former President’s 80th birth anniversary on Friday. (See story below.) RICHARD REYES

Some came in wheelchairs, a few with canes. Many took halting steps with arthritic knees. But they came, anyway, to pay their respects to the late President Cory Aquino, who would have turned 80 years old on Friday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino likens anti-kidnapping crusader to Cory

President Aquino: ‘Feeling the rigors of election campaigns’. AP

In the eyes of President Benigno Aquino, anti-kidnapping crusader Teresita Ang-See is of the same “caliber” as his mother, democracy icon Corazon Aquino.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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