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Filipinos urged to bust ‘fellowship of crooks’

A protester expresses anger at the plunder of taxpayers’ money through the pork barrel system at a rally of students and teachers on Session Road in Baguio City. RICHARD BALONGLONG / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The continuing public outrage over the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam should spur the people not only to bust the “fellowship of crooks” but also to work for political transformation, a private think tank said Friday.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate panels approve FOI bill

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

The proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that would give the public access to government records was approved by a joint panel in the Senate on Wednesday after holding only two hearings.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Largest barangay in PH can’t live up to ‘new hope’ image; split pushed


Bigger is not necessarily better.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

San Juan City goes slow on ‘zebra lane’ law


Wanting to prevent a repeat of the confusion sowed by a new ordinance banning colorum buses in Manila, the author of a newly passed law sanctioning motorists who don’t step on the brakes when pedestrians use the zebra lanes in San Juan City has called for a grace period.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Major move’ in the offing to reform BOC, says Biazon

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A “major move” is in the offing that will affect the entire Bureau of Customs, its head said on Tuesday, a day after the agency was admonished by President Benigno Aquino III during his annual address to the nation.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Daang matuwid’ faces serious test

SECURITY CHECK  A K-9 dog and its trainer check the premises of the legislative complex in Quezon City a day before President Aquino’s address to the nation.  ARNOLD ALMACEN

As he makes his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday President Benigno Aquino III’s “daang matuwid (straight path)” policy to stop corruption is under scrutiny in the wake of allegations that transportation and communication officials tried to extort $30 million from a Czech train supplier and that bogus NGOs funneled P10 billion in pork barrel into ghost projects.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davide: You will have an honest Capitol

With the end of the reign of a family dynasty, Gov. Hilario Davide III said his administration would bring “balanced growth” and “genuine change” through good governance in the next three years.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

New House members seek ‘open, accountable’ use of pork barrel

Edna Co, dean of the National College of Public Administration and Governance at  the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/UP.NCPAG

Neophyte members of the House of Representatives are mostly “idealistic” and seeking an “open and accountable” use of their priority development and assistance fund (PDAF), a public administration expert said.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For rookie legislators, a detour to DAP for basic lessons in public service

ROBREDO discusses Naga City’s budget

As students start a new academic year, some newly elected public officials are also back in school to learn the basics of governance and prepare for their stints as public servants.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Sta. Rosa mayor gets big win, sees push for bigger projects

STA. ROSA Mayor Arlene Arcillas celebrates her big win that gave her a fresh mandate in the fast-growing city. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Sta. Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas received overwhelming approval from the city’s voters after she won reelection by a landslide, which she said is a go signal for big ticket programs in her last term of office.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Barefoot dad bares soul: Propoor


Despite having no machinery and money to support his reelection bid, the city’s—and perhaps, the country’s—only barefoot politician landed on the list of top eight winning city councilors after the midterm elections.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

More trouble lies ahead for Garcia


The 24.7-hectare Balili property in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu, has brought more woes to suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia as she faces a formal investigation by the Ombudsman for a P26.6-million project to fill the property, mostly under water, with earth.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino dreams of vacation with good food and at least a book

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, right, arrives with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III for the 9th summit meeting of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area or BIMP-EAGA, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP

President Benigno Aquino III said here Wednesday night that he would like to bring his own cook during a three day vacation he’s been dreaming to have before his term ends in June 2016 even as he downplayed his “date’’ with actress Bianca Manalo.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  3. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  9. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Sports

  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • Marketplace