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In the Know: Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr.

Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Vicente Belmonte Jr. is on his third and last term as the representative of the lone district of Iligan City in Lanao del Norte province.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

What they said about Vicente T. Paterno

In its March 22, 1979, issue, Asian Wall Street Journal wrote about Vicente T. Paterno: “(Foreign) investors have had many disputes with Mr. Paterno, but they’ve never found cause to question his integrity or common sense…. He is known to live within his modest means as a Cabinet member and has never been smeared in the tales of corruption that Filipinos frequently and eagerly like to tell about their government officials.”

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Prosecutor in Laude slay shakes off ties to ‘Nicole’ case

LAUDE CASE  Olongapo City Chief Prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos (center) is under the spotlight as she leads the prosecution team in the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allegedly by a US Marine.  ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

People glued to their television sets for developments in the Oct. 11 murder of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude would not have missed the feisty Chief Prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Alfredo R.A. Bengzon

Today, Oct. 20, is the 79th birthday of Alfredo R.A. Bengzon. As health secretary, he introduced the country’s first generic drug law which gave Filipinos an alternative to costly brand-name medicines. Bengzon received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 1991.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Mariano Jhocson

Today, Oct. 14, is the 137th birth anniversary of the founder of National University, Mariano Jhocson. Born in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Jhocson founded the Colegio Filipino, a nonsectarian and coeducational primary school, at his residence on Palma Street, Quiapo. Its name was changed to Colegio Mercantil in 1905 before it became the National Academy in 1916. On March 15, 1921, the school was renamed National University. Jhocson died on March 17, 1928.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »