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Lucena loses historical house

THE VILLA Perez Mansion in Lucena City before it was demolished. 

The demolition of the Villa Perez Mansion, a popular historical landmark in Lucena City, to clear the way for the construction of a schoolbuilding has heightened public concern over the fate of other heritage sites and structures in Quezon province.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cesar Villariba Sr., Lucena’s teacher’s teacher; 90


Lucena City has lost a native son, Cesar Araneta-Villariba Sr., a devout Catholic, patriot, agriculturist, writer, historian, government official and a dedicated “teacher’s teacher.”

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor vows to act on Lucena City’s traffic woes

LUCENA City Vice Mayor Roderick Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Long the bane of motorists and residents, the perennial traffic problem here has finally caught the attention of the city’s top official.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coughing President worries Lucena City audience

President Aquino: ‘Feeling the rigors of election campaigns’. AP

Troubled by a severe coughing fit as he delivered a campaign speech here, members of the audience appealed to President Aquino to stop smoking.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quezon bishop leads show of force of Lucena Catholics

Bishop Emilio Marquez. FILE PHOTO

Bishop Emilio Marquez of Lucena led a gathering of Catholics here on Friday to question the finding of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll that many Catholics are considering leaving the Church.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 hurt in Lucena road accident

Photo from google maps

Six persons returning home for Christmas were injured when the sleepy driver of the van they were riding in hit the rear portion of a parked city garbage truck along the Maharlika Highway on Monday morning, police said.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lucena mayor bids farewell; city employees restive


Ousted Mayor Barbara Ruby Talaga (Lakas-Kampi) wiped tears as she bid farewell to City Hall employees after a Supreme Court ruling unseated her last week for an invalid candidacy and paved the way for her replacement by Vice Mayor Roderick Alcala (Liberal Party).

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SC ruling: Lucena mayor out, vice mayor in

RAMON Talaga, former Lucena vice mayor and husband of ousted Mayor Barbara Talaga, talks to reporters in his wife’s office. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Supreme Court (SC) has denied an appeal by the mayor of this city to keep her seat in a case that dragged on for nearly three years and which came to conclusion just five months before the city’s voters again pick who their next mayor would be.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

7,000 gather in rally vs move to oust Lucena mayor

EMBATTLED Lucena Mayor Barbara Ruby Talaga talks to her supporters at a rally on Wednesday. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

At least 7,000 supporters of Lucena Mayor Barbara Ruby Talaga held a rally here on Wednesday to press for a reversal of a Supreme Court decision that unseated Barbara as city mayor.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Supreme Court unseats Lucena mayor

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Incumbent Lucena Mayor Barbara Ruby Talaga (Lakas-Kampi) was unseated by the Supreme Court and replaced by her vice mayor, Roderick Alcala (Liberal Party).

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mangroves found cut in 1-ha Lucena area

THE DESTRUCTION of mangroves continues in many areas, some being sacrificed for projects like this landfill under construction in Obando, Bulacan. TONETTE OREJAS / INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Stacks of fully grown mangroves illegally cut from a one-hectare coastal area were discovered in a village here Wednesday by provincial officials and environmentalist group Tanggol Kalikasan (TK).

Posted: October 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lucena gets 2 classrooms from group of traders

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Jessie Dellosa said on Friday that he remained convinced that hard work and decent education would be the country’s ticket to peace and progress.

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A tour of Lucena’s ‘Christmas Village’


The news spread like wildfire, especially among children.

Posted: December 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
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