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Homeless kids stay off the streets to party at PDI

INQUIRER Libre editor in chief Chito de la Vega (center, last row) joins street children in awacky pose during the recent Christmas party at the INQUIRER
thrown by Hands on Manila in partnership with PDI, Bridge Builder Foundation, Child Hope Foundation and other foundations for children’swelfare. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

The streets can be a playground, a workplace, but also sadly, a breeding ground for future criminals. Here hungry children do whatever they can to find something to eat. Without the guidance of parents, they steal, take drugs, hurt themselves, are reviled and learn to return the insult.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Legal expert is new PDI columnist

Oscar Franklin Tan has contributed essays on law, politics, love and travel to the Inquirer’s Opinion pages for the past two years, and he will now write a weekly column, “Sisyphus’ Lament,” that will appear every Monday starting today, Dec. 8.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay tells PDI: Get facts straight

Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday gave reporters a lecture on responsible journalism as he took exception to a
Philippine Daily Inquirer report revealing real property declarations that listed him as the administrator of four lots in Dingalan, Aurora, totaling more than 2 hectares.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Maguindanao massacre anniversary: Aquino reminded of poll promise

Journalists carry torches and display placards bearing the photos of victims of the massacre of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, as they march towards the Justice Department in Manila Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 ahead of Sunday's 5th year commemoration of the massacre in Maguindanao, Southern Philippines. The journalists lamented the slow pace of the trial of the Ampatuan clan, the prime suspects in the massacre as well as 196 others accused in the carnage. The massacre of 58 people is the country's worst election violence. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Jergi Malabanan, daughter of Gina dela Cruz, one of the 58 killed in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, was fidgety as her turn to take the stage on Saturday night was nearing.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC dismisses Napoles brod’s bid to quash arrest warrant

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The Supreme Court has denied a petition that alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles’ fugitive brother Reynald Lim filed in a bid to stop his arrest for his supposed involvement in the detention of whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »