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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 »

Man threatens to jump off bridge at Hong Kong protest site

A man standing on top of a bridge overlooking a pro-democracy protest area threatens to jump, near the central government offices in Hong Kong on October 5, 2014.  AFP

A man threatened to jump from an overhead pedestrian walkway in the middle of a Hong Kong protest site on Sunday, saying he was angry his children’s schools had been shut by the demonstrations.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Retired nurse shares love of reading with hometown in Cebu

RETIRED nurse Lucita Luciani shares her love for reading and books with 47 elementary and high school teachers from Calape, Daanbantayan, Cebu. MARY FAYE ALODIA VILLAR/CONTRIBUTOR

When she retired from her job as a nurse in 2004, Lucita Luciani immediately plunged into a habit that she had cherished to do every day—reading.

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

In the Know: PNP Director General Alan Purisima

Philippine National Police Director General Alan PurisimaINQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Director General Alan L.M. Purisima of the Philippine National Police served under several police investigation and intelligence units, led various special task forces and was appointed to the top police post in Metro Manila before taking over as PNP chief.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »