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Taguig folk won’t leave ‘condemned’ building

Residents of the Fort Bonifacio Tenement Building, a 51-year-old mass housing project in Taguig City, bang pots and pans in a noise barrage Friday protesting government plans to relocate them to Cavite, after the seven-story structure was declared unsafe. They defied an eviction notice that gave them up to that day to leave. AP

About 1,000 families living in a “condemned” 51-year-old building in Taguig City defied a government eviction order and staged a noise barrage Friday to protest plans to have them relocated to Cavite province.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘San Juanico Bridge,’ other tortures detailed

DOZENS of names of men and women who fought the Marcos dictatorship are etched on the Bantayog ng mga Bayani memorial that was built for people who resisted one-man rule. Thousands of others who gave up their lives for the return of democracy remain nameless. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

In April 1977, martial law enforcers of dictator Ferdinand Marcos arrested Trinidad Herrera, an internationally known community leader from Manila’s Tondo district, and tortured her.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Butcher’ back to barracks

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Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr.   RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It was a homecoming of sorts for retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., the so-called “butcher” of the previous Arroyo administration. From the Bulacan Provincial Jail, Palparan was transferred on Monday to his old “stomping grounds”—the headquarters of his mother unit in Taguig City.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palparan again asks court to put him under military custody

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. again asked the Bulacan Regional Trial Court to transfer him to military detention during his pretrial on Monday for kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges, in connection with the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students in 2006.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court wants out of Faura, transfer to Fort Bonifacio

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The Supreme Court has confirmed plans to move out of its Padre Faura Street compound in Ermita, Manila, to Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »