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Gabriela Representative Luz Ilagan questions Napoles’ 3-week furlough


It’s been a three-week hospital furlough so far. Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan on Monday said she was surprised and suspicious that Janet Lim-Napoles had not yet undergone surgery for a cyst in her uterus—normally a four-day procedure—despite her earlier urgent plea to be hospitalized because of it.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino lauds women who ‘sparked hope’ in times of disasters

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III lauded the women sector during the International Women’s Day, even as a militant party-list criticized the administration for its “illusions” of women’s welfare in the country.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Meralco, other power firms face SC to defend rate hike


The Manila Electric Company, power suppliers, the government regulators will face the Supreme Court to justify the validity record high P4.15 per kilowatt hour rate increase.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

It’s war against ‘kiddie’ porn

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday swore to crack down on online child abuse in the Philippines, now one of the top 10 countries in the world where child cybersex is rampant.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Petilla quit offer scoffed at

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President Aquino with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Critics see the brouhaha over Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla’s offer to resign as a “self-inflicted wound,” as he never really promised to reenergize all typhoon-ravaged communities in the Visayas by Christmas Eve.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Farmers push for bill banning aerial spraying in PH plantations


Environment and small farmers’ groups are rooting for the bill that would effectively ban aerial spraying not only here but also in the entire country once passed in Congress.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Women, kids in danger in evacuation centers–Gabriela

In the crowded condition of evacuation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned on Monday. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the crowded condition of evacuation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned on Monday, as it urged the government to speed up the provision of basic social services to counter these risks, especially in areas battered by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers seek end to dynasties

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares .  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Militant lawmakers are seeking the passage of a bill banning political dynasties in a continuing bid to challenge the concentration of political power in the hands of a few families.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Education quality in PH still wanting


Many Philippine universities are suffering in terms of quality and academic reputation because of the less-than-stellar elementary and high school education they provide, according to Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Airline crew good only at dancing


A Catholic priest, who’s supposed to be more understanding of ordinary mortals’ shortcomings, is very angry at Cebu Pacific Air because of its inefficiency in handling passengers on its plane that met an accident at the Davao airport recently.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Party list Gabriela vows to step it up


Representatives of the women’s party-list group Gabriela thanked their supporters for their victory in the recent elections and pledged to step up their advocacy of women’s rights, as well as those of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Filipinos in Congress.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

14 party-lists win seats


A controversial group representing overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and another formed by former military mutineers on Friday made it to the first batch of winners of the party-list election.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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  • Singaporean fined nearly $8,000 for animal cruelty
  • Pope in hot water over ‘personal’ phone calls
  • Foreign food aid drying up in North Korea
  • Cayetano to DOJ: Bare Napoles’ list of ‘pork’ officials
  • Sports

  • Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward
  • Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • BDO nets P5.5 B in Q1
  • Pacquiao may be 2013 top taxpayer
  • Emperador nets P1.7 B in Q1
  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

  • Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking—Indonesia air force
  • Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
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