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History of the Filipino of the Year award

THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS (from left): Mary Ariene Baltazar, Merlina Suñas, Gertrudes Luy, Benhur Luy, Marina Sula and Simonette Briones  ALANAH TORRALBA

The honor first went to chief vulcanologist Raymundo Punongbayan, since passed on, for his heroic and single-handed efforts to save lives and educate Filipinos during the Mt. Pinatubo eruptions.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rare ‘tsinelas’ leadership puts gov’t in step with people power

‘TSINELAS’ LEADERSHIP  The Inquirer editors and assistant editors voted  Jesse Robredo the Filipino of the Year for 2012.

Shock was the order of the day when Jesse Robredo’s plane was reported to have crashed into the sea off Masbate late in the afternoon of Aug. 18, 2012. As the days wore on and the window of hope inexorably closed, shock turned into profound regret. By the time the discovery of his body in the downed plane was announced in the morning of Aug. 21, 2012, the aching sense of loss had evolved into grief.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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