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5.1-quake, 14 aftershocks jolt Surigao


A 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Surigao on Friday night has so far caused at least 14 aftershocks, state volcanologists said.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

What Went Before: PH ‘big five’ fugitives

A year since President Benigno Aquino III raised the reward for their capture, the country’s “big five” fugitives remain scot-free.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

What’s wrong with Akbayan Rep?

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Surigao del Norte First District Rep. Francisco Matugas on Thursday defended Akbayan party-list Rep. Kaka Bag-ao’s designation as caretaker of Dinagat Islands.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Akbayan lawmaker defends role as caretaker of Dinagat pork

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Though some of her colleagues in the House of Representatives are branding it “patronage politics,” Akbayan Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao on Wednesday defended her role as a conduit for funds for pork projects in Dinagat Island, saying any benefit it may have to her run for the district’s congressional seat next year was only “incidental.”

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dinagat vice gov posts bail on assault rap after budget fight

Dinagat Vice Gov. Geraldine “Jade” Ecleo posted bail on Friday to skip arrest for direct assault, even as her allies blamed the Supreme Court’s earlier flip-flopping on the province’s legal status, for the incident that triggered the charges against her.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »