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Quezon’s Register of Deeds employee wounded in ambush

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An employee of the Register of Deeds of the provincial government of Quezon survived an ambush by two motorcycle-riding gunmen along the Maharlika Highway in Pagbilao town on Thursday morning, police said.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Shoebox’ takes new dimension: Disaster readiness

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THIS TIME, the Army’s “Project Shoebox” will contain a disaster kit for poor residents living in high-risk areas in Quezon province. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

Though it remains a four-sided repository, this shoebox has repurposed its mission since the humanitarian scheme was launched in 2012.

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

Reports of ‘hostage-taking’ at Quezon jail denied by authorities

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At least 40 wives and children of inmates at the Quezon provincial jail here were forced to stay overnight inside prison cells after jail guards locked them in Saturday evening.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fire razes down 3 business shops in Lucena City

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A fire of still unknown origin guts down three business establishments in Lucena City late Wednesday evening. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./Inquirer Southern Luzon

A fire of still unknown origin burned down three business establishments here late Wednesday evening, police said.

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

Police nab suspect in killing of TV comedian’s dad

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The suspect in the killing of Alfredo Francisco Tam, the father of television comedian and magician Jeffrey Tam, was arrested by local police operatives Thursday afternoon, a police official said.

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

South expressway to curl to Lucena

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Authorities have revived a road project to link Quezon province’s capital city, Lucena, to Metro Manila’s southern gateway, the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEx), and to reduce travel time to two hours.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Polls usher in changes in south Luzon

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The race is over for top posts in local elections in Palawan and in mayoral races in Los Baños town and Lucena City where prominent names such as Mitra, Genuino and Talaga got trounced.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Polls usher in changes in south Luzon

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The race is over for top posts in local elections in Palawan and in mayoral races in Los Baños town and Lucena City where prominent names such as Mitra, Genuino and Talaga got trounced. In Palawan, businessman Jose C. Alvarez (Nationalist People’s Coalition) is the new governor. He beat incumbent Governor Abraham Kahlil Mitra (Liberal [...]

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Armed men kidnap Quezon female broadcaster

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A female broadcast journalist in Quezon was abducted by unidentified armed in men in Candelaria town predawn on Sunday, police said.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Filipinos to miss thrill of manual vote count

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Now that manual elections look to be a thing of the past, people can afford to wax nostalgic over the much-derided slow and lengthy method of casting and counting the votes.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 poll campaigners gunned down in Quezon

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Lucena Bishop Emilio Marquez expressed alarm Tuesday over election-related violence in Quezon after two community organizers of re-electionist Gov. David Suarez were shot dead in Tiaong town late Monday night.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bets hiring ex-rebels as ‘political operators’

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Trained in political organizing, former New People’s Army rebels who have gone back to the mainstream have been tapped by politicians as “operators” to promote their candidacy.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t looks weak in Sulu conflict

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In an effort to stay neutral in the shooting war pitting the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province, the government looks like a weakling.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

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