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Marcos grandson passes Bar

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Photo from Gov. Imee Marcos

A grandson of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who topped the Bar examinations in 1939, is among the 1, 1174 who passed the 2013 bar examinations.

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

Employees ordered out of buildings as quake rocks Ilocos

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Imee Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Gov. Imee Marcos ordered employees at the provincial capitol and other government buildings here to move out of their offices as a precaution after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the province on Monday afternoon.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tan-ok Festival of Festivals: Rediscovering Ilocano pride, unity

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The Tan-ok Festival of Ilocos Norte celebrates the diversity of the province by drawing together all festival events of its 21 towns and two cities. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ILOCOS NORTE GOVERNMENT

In the past three years, the Ilocos Norte provincial government had been trying to reinvigorate pride and unity among Ilocanos by staging the mother of all cultural festivals in the province.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Imelda Marcos finally told of Leyte tragedy

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos on Friday issued a handwritten statement offering her condolences to the families of those who died in Leyte, her home province, due to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” after finally learning about the extent of the devastation from her children.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cemeteries packed as millions honor dead

Millions of Filipinos filled cemeteries across the country on Friday, All Saints’ Day, to honor their dead in typically festive fashion despite appeals from the Catholic Church to keep the day solemn.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Marcoses’ One-Ilocos Norte crumbles

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PROMISING unity under One-Ilocos Norte, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ children, Gov. Imee Marcos and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, endorse the Fariñas couple Michael and Chevylle during a proclamation rally. 
PHOTO BY CRISTINA ARZADON

The political landscape in Ilocos Norte is no stranger to wrangling between members of a political clan or to a circus of former allies becoming fierce enemies.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PCGG: Imee Marcos probe out in 2 weeks

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) will come up in two weeks’ time with its preliminary findings on the offshore trust of Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos and her three sons in the British Virgin Islands.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Legendary Paoay Lake comes alive

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ONCE teeming with fish cages and faced with a pollution problem, Paoay Lake in Ilocos Norte is now a water sports venue attracting local and foreign athletes. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Unknown to many, the serene Paoay Lake, known for its legendary past, had been blighted by wastes coming from fish cages resulting in high E. coli bacteria contamination for years.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PCGG excuses for stopping Marcos wealth recovery lame—Escudero

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no reason for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to stop going after Marcos’ alleged ill-gotten wealth unless it’s admitting it could no longer prove a claim against the late dictator’s estate, Sen. Francis Escudero told the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Wednesday.

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

Joker Arroyo: PCGG has outlived its purpose

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Senator Joker Arroyo. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government has outlived its purpose and it’s about time the Department of Justice take over from where it would leave, Sen. Joker Arroyo said on Wednesday.

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

PCGG: Hunt for Marcos loot to end

The Philippine government is to wind down a near-30-year hunt for the embezzled wealth of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with more than half the supposed $10-billion fortune still missing, the man in charge of the search said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Stars’ take stage amid phantoms of Manila Film Center

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The notice from management was clear: no cameras or video recorders. But there were about 20 handheld cameras running in the audience that night as a bevy of “showgirls” paraded Vegas-style during the opening number on the main stage of the Manila Film Center.

Posted: October 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Infamy

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Today is the 39th year of the declaration of martial law. It’s a day that ought to have for us the significance of Pearl Harbor for Americans, a day of infamy, a day when someone launched a sneaky attack on this country. It ought to, but it doesn’t. I doubt many of us still remember. [...]

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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