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Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’

Throng of devotees flock to the 'Kamay ni Hesus' shrine in Lucban, Quezon on Good Friday to climb the spiritually sanctifying 300-step 'Stairway to Heaven' to reach the 50-foot statue of the resurrected Christ on top of the hill. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./Inquirer Southern Luzon

Popular healing priest Fr. Joey Faller is inviting the country’s leaders to join him in one special moment of “prayer for the nation” after Vice President Jejomar Binay visited the “Kamay ni Hesus” (Hand of Jesus) Shrine on Maundy Thursday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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  • Lifestyle

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  • No deal, Janet
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  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

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