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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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
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
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.
By Jia Aquino-Dee
Edsa. A name familiar to Filipinos of every age, yet vastly different in each mind’s eye.
Former Pampanga Rep. Carmelo Lazatin, who was implicated in the controversial pork barrel scam, has dispelled rumors that he is dead, saying he is alive and well and has stayed out of politics to become a farmer.
Virginia Torres, the former chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), hails from Tarlac, the province of President Aquino.
Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an infection, the government said on Tuesday.
Former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. gained fame for his movie portrayal of Nardong Putik, a bandit from Cavite province whose fantastic escapes from police dragnets, supposedly with the help of amulet, made him a folk hero.
By Marlon Ramos
Many people may not know it but “Boy Pick-up”—a character introduced by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in a Senate speech—is actually a Cabinet member who loves driving for other VIPs.
By Melissa Alexandra Pal
Marian Vanslembrouck, 19, was overwhelmed upon hearing that she placed third in the 2013 Nurse Licensure Examination.
“I will lead by example,” Virgilio Mendez said on Thursday, hours after he took his oath as the new director of the National Bureau of Investigation. “I will work harder,” he said, “and I will ensure that investigations are not wasted but lead to convictions.”
Today, Jan. 14, is the 116th birth anniversary of Carlos P. Romulo, the first Asian to become United Nations president. He served as the UN Security Council president four times—in 1980, 1981 and twice in 1957. A National Artist for Literature, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1942 for a series of articles he wrote just before World War II. Romulo died on Dec. 15, 1985 at the age of 87. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research