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Green groups in QC hit council bid to lift incinerator ban

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Quezon City-based environmentalists are up in arms over a local council resolution asking Congress to lift the ban on incinerators to pave the way for the setup of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the city.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC dads want ban on incinerators lifted to clear way for waste-to-energy plant

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The Quezon City council has asked Congress to lift the ban on incinerators under the Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 to pave the way for the setup of a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in the city, a project discussed by City Hall officials and the group of businessman Manny Pangilinan last year.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gov’t peace deal with MILF founded on consultations – Ferrer

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Miriam Coronel-Ferrer  File Photo

The ultimate goal of the Philippine government in signing its historic peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is to bring peace to the ordinary child in Mindanao, according to government chief negotiator, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House amending criminal code to make 13-year-old offenders stand trial

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Representative  Niel Tupas Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Children aged 13 who commit serious criminal offenses would have to stand trial under a proposed amendment to the criminal code now being discussed in Congress, according to the House committee on justice which held a public consultation here on Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

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Honolulu police have urged lawmakers to preserve an exemption in Hawaii law that lets undercover officers have sex with prostitutes during investigations. But they won’t say how often — or even if — they use the provision.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ban on political dynasties in Charter should be self-enforcing—Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of passing a law against political dynasty, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is proposing a “self-enforcing” prohibition that can be introduced as an amendment to the Constitution.

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

Gov’t ID enough to enjoy seniors’ perks

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Even without the identification (ID) card issued by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca), Filipinos aged 60 and above can still avail themselves of privileges, such as the 20-percent discount on medicines, transportation fare and services of hotels and restaurants.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks to penalize erring taxi drivers

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A bill penalizing taxi drivers who refuse to transport their passengers to any destination, fail to give exact amount of change, among others, has been filed at the Senate.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

N. Korea to release detained Australian missionary – KCNA

Karen Short, wife of Australian missionary John Short, holds a photo of her husband inside the Christian Book Room in Hong Kong Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. AP

North Korea said Monday it would release and deport a 75-year-old Australian missionary detained since last month for allegedly distributing religious materials.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

CARL extension OK, opines DOJ

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sees no legal or constitutional impediments to moves in the House of Representatives to extend anew the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), which is set to expire on June 30.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Defiant Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.  AP PHOTO/REBECCA VASSIE

Uganda’s president called homosexuals mercenaries and prostitutes Monday as he signed off on one of the world’s toughest anti-gay laws, defying warnings from Western donors.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Uganda’s president to sign anti-gay bill Monday

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni AP FILE PHOTO

Uganda’s president is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for homosexual offenses.

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

Protests greet new truck ban in Manila

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The new truck ban policy in Manila that took effect this Monday was met with protests from truckers association insisting that the ban would affect their business operations.

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

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