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Did you know: Quezon City

Quezon City was once designated the country’s capital by virtue of Republic Act No. 333 signed by President Elpidio Quirino on July 17, 1948. Manila was re-established as the capital of the Philippines in 1976 by virtue of Presidential Decree 940 issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

The travails of martial law victims


Jobless and widowed, Rowena, 44, continues to break into tears each time she recalls her ordeal during martial law.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Serial’ filer of impeachment suits at it again


Oliver Lozano is at it again. The former lawyer of the late authoritarian President Ferdinand Marcos beat everyone else in filing an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III in connection with what the Supreme Court had described as unconstitutional practices in the government’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What went before: The Rise and Fall of Enrile

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is being led to the PNP hospital inside Camp Crame. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In February 1990, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was charged with “rebellion complexed with murder” for his alleged participation in the deadliest military coup against President Corazon Aquino in December 1989.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Negros 9’: Work for poor continues

THE SO-CALLED “Negros Nine”: Fr. Brian Gore (seated, from left), Fr. Vicente Dangan and Fr.  Niall O’Brien with the six lay leaders were detained at the Negros Occidental provincial jail on trumped-up charges in 1983. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Collectively, they were called the “Negros Nine”—three missionary priests and six lay leaders who were wrongly accused of killing a municipal mayor and his companions in Negros Occidental province in the twilight of the Marcos dictatorship in the ’80s.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »