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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 »

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