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DENR tells LGU to turn over crocodile to care facility

The Malaysian false gavial female crocodile which was killed during reproduction at a zoo in Amsterdam. AFP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Kidapawan City has called on the local government here to turn over the freshwater crocodile that was accidentally trapped by a group of fishermen near the Liguasan Marsh on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LGUs topped complaints list at Ombudsman in 2013–report

Office of the Ombudsman  PHOTO FROM http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/

Local government units topped the list of government agencies with the most number of complaints filed with the Office of the Ombudsman, according to a report.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Only 11 mayors submitted ‘Yolanda’ rehab plans–Lacson

Only 11 mayors have submitted master plans to rebuild towns and cities that were hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda, Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson said.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pimentel seeks LGUs share in Customs revenue

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Give local governments a share from customs revenue and the national government will have active partners all over the 7,100-island archipelago in the campaign against smuggling.

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

LGUs not required to adopt ATMs for payroll, says DILG


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) does not require local government units (LGUs) to adopt the automated teller machines (ATM) in disbursing salaries of their employees.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

QC residents trash yearly garbage fee

Mayor Herbert Bautista  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Is the Quezon City government in need of additional revenues that it has to charge homeowners a garbage fee?

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tourism back in business in Palawan, Boracay


The tourism industry in Palawan and Aklan has bounced back from the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” nearly a month after the monster typhoon thumped the two provinces and other areas in the Visayas, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said yesterday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

LGUs commit funds for relief, rehab operations


An unprecedented disaster needs an unprecedented response. And local government units have done just that through several joint initiatives, among them committing their calamity funds for the relief and rehabilitation of towns and cities hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas and adopting the storm-battered barangays as they get back on their feet.

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

Metro ready for Big One? Survey pushed

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ONLY people not concerned about their safety would ignore the sign posted by the Quezon City government at its boundary with Rodriguez, Rizal province, which asks residents to move out of the area since it is near the West Valley Fault.  ROMY HOMILLADA

Will buildings and houses in the metropolis withstand the “Big One?”

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Comelec to local execs: Don’t campaign for village bets in ‘non-partisan’ polls

Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned local government officials against refraining from endorsing candidates in the coming barangay elections, citing the Oct. 28 polls’ “nonpartisan” nature.

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

Bohol mayor drives out Red Cross team

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Insisting that the municipality should handle the distribution of relief to earthquake survivors, Maribojoc, Bohol, Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. has told volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross to leave after they refused to hand over their items.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Skyway operator, LGUs tackle traffic problems

In the past months, the traffic situation in most areas in Metro Manila, especially on major thoroughfares, has worsened partly due to inclement weather.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC Hall employees, elected officials may avail of loans from Landbank

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista FILE PHOTO

The Quezon City council has allowed Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into an agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) that would enable thousands of city hall employees, including elected officials and their appointees, to avail of livelihood loans at low interest rates and spare them from resorting to the “5-6” or usurious lending system.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  3. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  7. Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  8. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  9. Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’
  10. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  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. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  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. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Initial batch of Etihad passengers tested negative for MERS-CoV
  • Cagayan mayor shot during flag-raising ceremony
  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
  • Celebrating Easter and creativity in New York
  • Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • 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
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
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