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Participants in INC charity walk hopeful of setting new world record

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Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), a conservative Filipino Christian sect, march on a Manila street February 15, 2014 to raise funds to help millions of homeless survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. The typhoon, one of the strongest to ever to hit land, left 6,200 people dead and nearly 2,000 others missing while destroying more than a million homes. AFP

The Iglesia ni Cristo’s goal to set a new record for the biggest charity walk in the world won’t be known until later this Saturday but participants are hopeful of the results.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Police hopeful Iglesia will break world record

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Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), a conservative Filipino Christian sect, march on a Manila street February 15, 2014 to raise funds to help millions of homeless survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. The typhoon, one of the strongest to ever to hit land, left 6,200 people dead and nearly 2,000 others missing while destroying more than a million homes. AFP

Police are “hopeful and positive” that the Iglesia ni Cristo would set a new world record in its worldwide walk for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” on Saturday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Multinational firm fights off Moro rebel attack in North Cotabato

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Security personnel of multinational firm Del Monte Fresh Produce briefly battled Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) gunmen, who harassed a packing house of its subsidiary Delinanas in Tulunan, North Cotabato on Monday evening,police reported Tuesday.

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

Manila taps disaster body to handle Black Nazarene procession

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In anticipation of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Manila city government has tapped its disaster mitigation body to co-handle the day-long religious procession, Palace said.

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

NCRPO extends full alert status until January 9

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Metro Manila police will maintain the full alert status, which took effect early December, until the Black Nazarene procession on January 9.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Eastern Samar lost everything to storm, except peace, order

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AMID a scene of utter destruction, a man finds time to cut his neighbor’s hair in a village in Giporlos, Eastern Samar. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

All the elements of a collapse of law and order were there. People were hungry, weary and vulnerable. Yet, in the weeks that followed Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the province, no crime has been reported in its 12 towns, which had been all but wiped out by the storm.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Worst disaster to hit PH

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HARD LANDING  A large boat sits on top of destroyed homes after it was washed ashore by strong waves caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City.  AP FILE PHOTO

“Tacloban is totally destroyed,” public school teacher Andrew Pomeda said of the damage inflicted on his city by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which swept through Visayas on Friday in what could be the worst disaster to hit the Philippines.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

750 arrested for violating gun ban

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With less than a week left for the Commission on Election’s gun ban rule, the Philippine National Police said the number of arrested violators has reached to almost 750 persons, a PNP official said Wednesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

All Saints’ Day 2013 ‘generally peaceful’—police

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Filipinos head towards cemeteries to honour the dead on All Saint's Day in Manila on November 1, 2013. AFP

The commemoration of All Saint’s Day on Friday in Metro Manila was generally peaceful, police said.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec postpones barangay polls in Zamboanga City

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) decided, on Tuesday, to postpone the conduct of the barangay (village) elections in Zamboanga City due to the effects of the recent crisis there.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dark clouds, rain send QC residents fleeing

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Dark clouds and the sound of pelting rain are all it takes to convince people living in flood-prone areas in Quezon City to flee toward higher ground.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QCPD search for ‘right man, right job’ shuffles 15

The chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday implemented the first of a series of reshuffles as part of his mission to find the right man for the job at hand.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino calls for ‘clean’ by-the-book probe of CDO bombing

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has condemned last Friday’s explosion that ripped through a restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City that left at least six people dead, and ordered the police to identify the perpetrators.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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