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Sunflowers bloom in Ligao

SUNFLOWER DANCERS Clad in colorful costumes, street dancers perform during the first Sunflower Festival in Ligao City in Albay. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

Once a farming town, Ligao in Albay province launched its first “Sunflower” Festival to commemorate 13 years of cityhood.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water relief from power bills


At the edge of almost a kilometer stretch of irrigation canal in the interior part of Barangay (village) San Vicente in Baao town, Camarines Sur province, the water drops 3.5 meters, which the village council was able to harness into electricity to light the streets and its session hall.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Co-op exec warns of power cut off in Naga City, 9 towns


Following a court order setting the power rate lower than what the power cooperative here has billed its consumers, a coop executive warned of imminent power cut off as a result of a shortage in collection and money to pay its power sources.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

400 air passengers miss holiday trips


Some 400 passengers were unable to make it to their Christmas holiday vacation after bad weather forced the cancellation of two flights to Basco, Batanes and Naga City at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2 men rob bakeshop in Naga

TWO unidentified men robbed a bakeshop in barangay Central Poblacion, Naga City southern Cebu last Friday dawn. Store worker Catherine Catismo said two men arrived and suddenly pointed a gun at her while declaring a hold-up. Out of fear, Catismo handed P2,000 cash to the two men, who hurriedly fled. Police said a follow-up investigation [...]

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Trader gunned down in Naga

A HARDWARE store owner was shot dead by a motorcycle-riding assailant in barangay Tuyan, Naga City, southern Cebu. Renante Bacus, owner of Bacus Construction Supply, was attending to a customer when the assailant arrived and peppered him with bullets past 8 a.m. yesterday. The 39-year-old victim died on the spot with gunshot wounds in different [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Multicab runs over woman


A 50-year-old woman was killed after she was thrown off a motorcycle and was run over by a multicab van in a three-vehicle smash-up in barangay Lutac, Naga City, southern Cebu. Police identified the fatality as Elizabeth Gonzales, who suffered head injuries. Police said Gonzales and her husband Antonio were headed home in Pinamungajan aboard [...]

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

2 dead in boom truck mishap

A BOOM truck fell into a 50-foot ravine at past midnight yesterday in barangay Uling, Naga City killing the driver and truck helper. The driver was identified as Ramel Ochea, 37, of Antipolo, Rizal while the helper was Arquilao Villacin of Puting Bato, Malabon, Navotas City, both employees of CCT Consortium Propose Brother Industry Philippines [...]

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Online petition seeks to stop Naga tree-cutting


AN online petition protesting the planned tree cutting in Naga City has drawn 997 supporters since it was launched Oct. 9 by tour guide and heritage advocate Balbino “Ka Bino” Guerrero.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Liquor ban starts for Peñafrancia festival


A liquor ban will be imposed Friday here with tens of thousands of pilgrims expected to pack the city for the world-renowned feast for the Bicol patroness Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill reaches Naga, San Fernando

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THE regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has sent technical experts to assess the situation in Naga City in southern Cebu where traces of oil spill was reported to have reached the shoreline. According to BFAR marine biologist, Johann Tejada the oil spill in Naga City can be considered negligible [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Couple killed at home

Unidentified assailants shot and killed a common-law couple while they were having dinner in their house in barangay Cogon, Naga City, southern Cebu. Merlita Alcontin, 54, and Eduardo Caniban, 60, were already dead when police arrived in their house shortly after the attack Saturday night. The couple’s two children were unharmed. Police said the family [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Teens troop to Comelec

To prove that they are qualified to register as voters for the Sangguniang Kabataan, two teenagers pose with their birth certificates outside the Commission on Elections office in Naga City. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Princess Leonardo, 15, and Judy Ann Carina, 16, giggled when asked why they were excited about their visit to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here on Monday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 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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  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
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  • Lifestyle

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  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
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  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
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  • Business

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  • This time, BIR goes after florists
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
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  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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