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Expect heavy traffic on SLEx during Holy Week exodus

INQUIRER file photo

The operator of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) is expecting heavy traffic during the Holy Week exodus, with the number of motorists peaking on Holy Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DENR halts Laguna town tree-cutting


An online video of fallen trees has sparked outrage among environmentalists and other netizens over a road-widening project in Los Baños town, Laguna province, which proceeded despite the absence of a tree-cutting permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water project scam: Vice mayor sacked, 5 penalized


The vice mayor of Majayjay, Laguna, was removed from office, while five other officials, including a former mayor, were perpetually disqualified from holding any government position, after they were found guilty of grave misconduct over an anomalous water supply project entered into by the local government two years ago.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw to remain largely off-limits


A large portion of Mount Banahaw will remain a no-go zone indefinitely, as environment officials study the possibility of expanding the areas covered by the restriction following the March 19 fire that razed 50 hectares of forest.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate panel questions PNP’s excessive spending for Napoles detention


The budget of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be put under scrutiny by the Senate committee on finance over its alleged excessive spending for detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nigerian yields 1.5 kilos of shabu in Laguna drug raid


Police in San Pablo City raided the house of a Nigerian national Wednesday and discovered 1.5 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu,” a police official said.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Forest fire hits Laguna mountain near Banahaw

laguna map

A forest fire struck Mount Cristobal in Laguna, adjacent to mystical Mount Banahaw, late afternoon Tuesday and raged till dawn Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Security preparations underway ahead of Napoles check-up in Camp Crame

Janet-Lim Napoles inside his cell in Fort Sto. Domingo CONTRIBUTED FILE PHOTO/PNP/PIO

Security preparations for the arrival of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles at the Philippine National Police General Hospital for a series of medical tests are now being‎ finalized by the police.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Police officer shot dead in Laguna


A police officer was gunned down in Biñan City, Laguna early Monday morning.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lawyer rejects call to transfer Napoles to regular jail

Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles cannot just be moved from Sta. Rosa, Laguna detention to an ordinary jail, his lawyer Alfredo Villamor said Monday.

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

PNP starts inspection of police detention cells in wake of torture case

PAIN MACHINE.  Detainees—mostly suspected drug traffickers—are forced to spin this wheel of torture.  For example, “20 seconds Manny Pacman” means 20 seconds of nonstop punches.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CHR

Lock-up cells and detention facilities in all Philippine National Police offices will have to undergo regular inspections as the police started establishing an inventory and accounting of all prisoners.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

If asked to appear in Senate, Napoles’ security would cost P120,000—PNP

Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

If businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles will be summoned again to appear before the Senate for its ongoing pork barrel scam probe, the police will have to spend P120,000 to ensure her security.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP pulls out special cops guarding Napoles in Laguna fort


Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Forces guarding businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles ‎in Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna have been pulled out from her detention cell to secure Moro rebels jailed in Bicutan.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. 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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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