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Mayor Aguilar to Sen. Villar: Reclamation ain’t so bad, sis

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HIGH-FLYERS VS HIGH RISE  Can these migratory birds and other denizens of the Parañaque-Las Piñas ecotourism site on Manila Bay coexist with a planned reclamation project nearby?  RICHARD A. REYES

A week after his sister, Senator Cynthia Villar, launched a congressional inquiry into reclamation projects on Manila Bay, Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar disputed her grim warnings about their environmental impact.

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

Baguio execs rage over titling of lands

An Ibaloi family puts up sign boards around Wright Park and near lands controlled by the presidential Mansion after the Court of Appeals validated an ancestral land title awarded by the government. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

City officials discussed the state of Baguio lands on Monday, enraged at reports that a fifth of the summer capital had been titled or claimed as ancestral lands.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

China ships in disputed waters – Japan coastguard

In this  Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japanese were voting Sunday, Dec. 16 in parliamentary elections that were expected to put the once-dominant conservatives back in power after a three-year break — and bring in a more nationalistic government amid tensions with big neighbor China. Japan's largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe in particular has taken a tough stance toward Beijing in the election campaign amid a simmering dispute over the islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan. AP Photo/Kyodo News, File

Chinese government ships were in waters around disputed East China Sea islands Monday, Japan’s coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Neighborhood dispute triggered it all

A LINGERING neighborhood dispute was the root of the fatal shooting death of three persons and the wounding of another inside the Palace of Justice in Cebu City yesterday morning, sources and authorities said. Dr. Rene Rafols and John Pope had been at odds since they were neighbors in barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. Based on [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Vietnamese protest over islands dispute with China

VIET NAM, Hanoi : Protesters shout anti-China slogans as they march toward the Chinese embassy in Hanoi on July 1, 2012. About 100 Vietnamese staged an anti-China protest in the Vietnamese capital after the China National Offshore Oil Corporation opened last week nine offshore oil blocks which, according to Hanoi, lie on Vietnam's 200-mile exclusive economic zone, to foreign companies. Vietnamese government said this Chinese act violated its sovereignty. AFP / HOANG DINH Nam

Vietnamese have marched through Hanoi’s streets shouting “down with China!” in a rare protest Sunday following a week of growing tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Filinvest rejects Cebu city demand letter for P858 million

Messages of peace and unity rang in Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s speech for Independence Day. But he has a big struggle ahead to get Filinvest Land Inc. to pay P858 million for its latest installment for land in the South Road Properties (SRP).

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Death threats for mayor on Mahiga Creek dispute; dialogue with Binay offers solution

BOTH Cebu City Hall and the Capitol kept mum on the details of yesterday’s Manila meeting with Vice President Jejomar Binay concerning both the Mahiga Creek settlers and the occupants of province-owned lots under the Provincial Ordinance 93-1. Mayor Michael Rama and Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said they will disclose the details of their meeting [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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