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Specialized Coast Guard base to rise in Capiz


A first of its kind, a specialized Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) base for responding to maritime disasters in Visayas will soon rise in a Capiz municipality.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Help ‘Yolanda’ victims first before infrastructure–Romualdez

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary ‎Manuel Roxas II’s promise to the local government officials of Leyte that the government will “not abandon them” and that “no one will be left behind” was welcomed by a bitter response.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

200 Mindanao villages enlisted in reforestation project


The government is aiming to turn at least 200 Mindanao villages into reforestation areas where the villagers themselves will generate at least two million seedlings of forest tree species, Malacañang’s development arm in the south said Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzon arrest an ‘organized racket’—NGO

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

Human rights group Karapatan slammed the government’s bounty that led to the arrest of Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma, and tagged it as a “one-time big-time organized racket.”

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

Roxas denies role in delisting of Delfin Lee from wanted list

Delfin Lee. FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II clarified Tuesday that he is not, in any way, involved in the alleged removal of detained businessman Delfin Lee from the most wanted persons list.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 DILG officials in Caraga found guilty in P13.8-M graft case


The Sandiganbayan has convicted two ranking officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) of graft for purchasing without public bidding supplies worth P13.8 million.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DILG sets P578M for potable water supply projects

Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has allocated P578 million for various potable water supply projects nationwide.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace backs PNP’s move to hire security guards

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Palace backed on Wednesday the new implementation of the Philippine National Police to hire security guards to man the entry points of its official headquarters.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Disaster response mechanism still in place – Palace spokesman

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang assured the public on Tuesday that the government’s disaster response structure remained “in place” to deal with victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda amid concerns that rehabilitation was slow in certain areas and hundreds of bodies were still unburied nearly two months after the calamity.

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

DILG should investigate Mayor Binay, says Senator Alan Cayetano

Makati Mayor “Junjun” Binay Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOS

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) should investigate the incident involving Makati Mayor “Junjun” Binay Jr., said Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima questions DILG over local execs’ poll expenditure case

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima questioned the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s non-compliance to an agreement with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that they will not allow a local official to assume office sans submission of Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE).

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Romualdez: Rescue efforts too slow

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez wipes tears during the Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on Monday. Also in the photo is Leyte 1st District Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The mayor of Tacloban City on Monday unburdened himself before lawmakers over the alleged refusal of national officials to rescue thousands of his people in the immediate aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Roxas urges witnesses, victims of vote buying to file cases

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Curbing vote-buying is easier said than done since witnesses and victims of this illicit act have refused to come forward to file formal complaints, according to Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  3. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  9. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  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. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  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. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Mixed feelings for Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hometown
  • Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Sports

  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief
  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
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