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5.4-magnitude quake rocks Southern Leyte

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A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked Hinundayan in Southern, Leyte on Friday morning, state seismologist said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 senators amassed P581M in kickbacks

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PORK SCAM EVIDENCE  The National Bureau of Investigation shows to the media stacks of documentary evidence against Senators Ramon Revilla Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, and former Representatives Rizalina Seachon-Lanete and Edgar Valdez whom the NBI charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“In the beginning, we did not know if we could do it, but here we are now. We were guided by God.” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s remarks followed a Thanksgiving Mass before the filing of charges of plunder, malversation, bribery, graft and corrupt practices against Janet Lim-Napoles, Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada, and 34 other people.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cagayan free port zone not quite its Subic cousin 17 years after creation

A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan, in this file photo. The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Sta. Ana has little or no comparison with the more developed Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales.  MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

For people unfamiliar with the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP) here, every mention of this free port, as well as the government agency that is tasked to manage and supervise its operations, brings to mind a visual comparison with the more familiar Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR distributes 480 ha

THIS LAND IS YOURS Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes leads a group of government officials, including Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Human Rights Commissioner Etta Rosales and Antipoverty Chair Joel Rocamora, during a distribution of certificates of land ownership to farmers in Mulanay, Quezon, on Wednesday. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Despite a warrant for his arrest, Rodolfo Pagatpat, 60, a tenant at the vast Villa Reyes in nearby San Narciso town, on Wednesday joined an estimated 5,000 farmers from the Bondoc Peninsula at the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Leon Ma. Guerrero

The late Leon Ma. Guerrero, father of botany in the country, was born in Ermita, Manila, in January 1853. One of the first Filipinos to be a licensed pharmacist, he also published several papers on zoology, ornithology and lepidopterology.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »