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Land swap deal behind school campus transfer

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The elementary school transfer that had agitated parents here was part of a land swap deal in 2013 between a businessman and the town government, according to documents obtained by the Inquirer.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Memories of wrongful raid haunt call center workers

WORKERS of the Kame Hachi Corp. back in their jobs. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Christine Bautista, 26, an online English teacher, broke into tears when police raided her call center office on suspicion that it was operating as a cybersex den in March.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Ships with coal seen as red tide ‘carriers’

A SHIP delivers coal to the Sual power plant. Photo was taken in 2011. 

The red tide outbreak that hit the coastal waters of Alaminos City last week may have come from “seeds” of harmful algae accidentally introduced to the Lingayen Gulf by ships delivering coal to a power plant in Sual town, Pangasinan province, according to the head of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Anti-‘jueteng’ bishop, Pangasinan leaders back PNP head

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said he was pained by accusations of corruption against Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima, who he noted stopped the illegal numbers game “jueteng” and solved high-profile crimes when he served as police director of Pangasinan province.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

1 in every 10 mothers in Ilocos is a teenager

A MANILA hospital is overwhelmed by the number of women giving birth in a scene repeated many times over outside the metropolis, including the Ilocos region where one of every 10 mothers is a teenager. JOAN BONDOC

The number of teenage mothers in the Ilocos region has risen over the past 10 years, alarming population officials who have raised concerns over the young child-bearers’ health.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »