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Thousands of candles form Philippine map in ‘new record’

Participants stand next to lit candles in a bid to set a new world record for largest flaming image in Iloilo City on Monday, April 14, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/TARA YAP

Hundreds of people lined up in a dark, muddy field to form a giant map of the Philippines on Monday, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Alfredo Santos

National Scientist and pharmacist Alfredo Santos died on April 11, 1990. Known as the “Father of Natural Products Research in the Philippines,” his works contributed immensely to phytochemistry. Born on Aug. 15, 1900, Santos received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UP Alumni Association in 1957 and was named Most Outstanding Scientist by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science in 1974. He was conferred the title and rank of National Scientist on July 10, 1978.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Oldest grad of oldest university

Dr. Jose Javier

Every day, little Ponse Fortun would visit his grandfather, Dr. Jose Javier, and give the retired soldier a salute. The 4-year-old, Javier’s grandnephew, would not leave until the old man saluted back.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brothers oldest war veterans

BAND OF HEROES  Dr. Jose P. Javier (left), 104, and his brother civil engineer Fernando Javier, 106. EV ESPIRITU/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Two brothers are considered the oldest living war veterans and survivors of the gruelling Bataan Death March on April 9, 1942. Civil engineer Fernando Perez Javier, a University of the Philippines alumnus, is 106 years old, while his brother Dr. Jose Javier, who graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas, is 104.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Healing priest says time in MonteMaria well-spent

Fr. Fernando Suarez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Although his plans for a spiritual haven in Alfonso, Cavite, won’t push through, healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez said the four years his ministry spent there were very fruitful.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Habeas Corpuz: Fated to be a lawyer


Who would have thought that someone with a unique and legalistic name such as Habeas Corpuz would one day end up a lawyer?

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Gabriel Beato Francisco

Today, March 18, is the 164th birth anniversary of Tagalog novelist Gabriel Beato Francisco. Born in Sampaloc, Manila, in 1850, Francisco is the author of the first published Tagalog novel titled “Cababalaghan ni P. Bravo” which was serialized in “Ang Kapatid ng Bayan” in 1899. He died on Dec. 19, 1935.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Journalist Patricio Mariano

Today, March 17, is the 137th birth anniversary of playwright and journalist Patricio Mariano. Born in 1877 in Sta. Cruz, Manila, he served as editor of several revolutionary publications like Los Obreros and El Renacimiento Filipino. Among his award-winning works were the plays “Sampaguita” and “Ang Anak ng Dagat.” Mariano’s translations of Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” are also recognized masterpieces of Tagalog literature. He died on Jan. 28, 1935.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know

Today, March 13, is the 13th death anniversary of National Scientist Encarnacion Alzona. Born on March 25, 1895, Alzona was known as a historian, professor, patriot and supporter of women’s suffrage. She was conferred the title of National Scientist by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1985. She died in 2001 at the age of 105. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

In the Know: Fr. Fernando Suarez

Healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez

Fr. Fernando Suarez is a celebrated, albeit controversial, priest, known for drawing crowds in his healing Masses. Born in 1967 in Barrio Butong in Taal, Batangas province, Suarez had humble beginnings. His father, Cervando, drove a tricycle and his mother, the former Azucena Mortel, was a seamstress.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cristina on Enrile: Womanizer, yes; thief, no


The woman who stood quietly behind him all these years has come out and dropped her own bombshell against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile: She still loves him.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Rosa Sevilla Alvera

Today, March 4, is the 135th birth anniversary of educator and journalist. Born in Tondo, Manila, in 1879, she was one of the two women staffers of La Independencia, a newspaper published by Gen. Antonio Luna. She also founded the Instituto de Mujeres, the first school for girls conducted by Filipinos.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Woman gives birth on Manhattan sidewalk


When a New York woman went into labor, she left home to hail a cab for the hospital. But seconds later, she gave birth on a wintry Manhattan sidewalk.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | 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


  • Drilon denies involvement in pork scam
  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Guiao summoned by PBA for name-calling incident
  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Marketplace