By Cynthia D. Balana
, Jerome C. Aning
, Nancy C. Carvajal
“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.
By Melvin Gascon
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.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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).
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
By Oliver Teves
Low-flying search planes spotted three Filipino fishermen drifting at sea and flashing mirrors to signal for help, as authorities stepped up the search for 261 others missing more than a week after a typhoon killed hundreds in the southern Philippines.