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Senate OKs bills on tobacco warning, INC and Robredo holidays, 3 others

Senate Session Hall.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading six measures, including a bill that would require picture-based health warnings on tobacco products.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House committee OKs full disclosure bill

Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The freedom of information bill may be moving slowly in the House of Representatives, but transparency advocates could take heart as the public information committee has approved a measure that would require full disclosure of documents pertaining to the use of public funds.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Naga remembers Jesse with ‘Tsinelas Walk,’ exhibit

PICTURES of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo are  exhibited at SM City Cebu. LITO TECSON / CDN

A year after losing a well-loved Nagueño, the city of Naga commemorated the first death anniversary of Jesse Robredo, who was mayor here for 19 years before he became interior secretary, with a parade of tsinelas (slippers)-clad constituents and an exhibit of some of his 3,000 plus images taken by different photographers in this city.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Still hurting, Robredo aide says he’s moved on

The Late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo

June Abrazado said he has moved on. But it was not easy, said the close-in security aide of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, having had to meet with people who have blamed him for the tragic death of the beloved public figure.

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