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Did you know: Bishop Jorge Barlin Imperial

TODAY, April 23, is the 162nd birth anniversary of Bishop Jorge Barlin Imperial, the first Filipino Catholic bishop. Born in 1852, he was ordained to priesthood at the age of 28. His episcopal consecration was held on June 29, 1906, in Manila. Bishop Barlin also delivered the invocation at the inauguration of the Philippine Assembly in 1907. He died on Sept. 4, 1909. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Reliving ‘peace time,’ healing wounds of war

A 1904 PHOTOGRAPH from the collection of the US National Archives shows Japanese laborers at work on a slope in Camp 3 in Benguet province during the construction of the Benguet Road.

For many, World War II is remembered for its pain, untold suffering and death. Elders would advise their children not to forget these so they can continue to learn from history and not repeat its mistakes.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Trinidad Pardo de Tavera 89th death anniversary

Today is the 89th death anniversary of the late Trinidad Pardo de Tavera. Born on April 13, 1857, in Manila, he was a notable scholar, physician and propagandist. In 1899, he founded the newspaper “La Democracia.” He also served as a University of the Philippines regent in 1908 and director of the Philippine Library and Museum in 1923. He died in 1925 at the age of 67. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Sen. Jose Diokno 27th death anniversary

Today, Feb. 27, is the 27th death anniversary of the late Sen. Jose Diokno. Born on Feb. 26, 1922, he was known for being a nationalist, a human rights advocate and a legal luminary. When Martial Law was declared on Sept. 21, 1972, he was among the first members of the opposition to be arrested. Upon his release in 1974, he established the Free Legal Assistance Group which offered free legal services to victims of oppression under martial rule. He died in 1987 at his home in New Manila. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: General Douglas MacArthur and PH liberation from the Japanese

General Douglas MacArthur turned over the civil government and Malacañang to Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña on Feb. 27, 1945, to mark the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Timeline: Feb. 22, 1986, Day One

SLEEP-IN  Reporters covering the Edsa event catch up on their sleep inside Enrile’s office at Camp Aguinaldo. PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “CHRONOLOGY OF A REVOLUTION”

Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile and key aides finalize Enrile’s speech in which he will proclaim himself head of a ruling junta after rebel troops led by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) assault on Malacañang. Assault is planned for Feb. 23 at 2 a.m.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Mandaluyong celebrates

On Feb. 9, Mandaluyong will celebrate two milestones in its history. The first is its 69th Liberation Day when American Liberation Forces saved the municipality from Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. The second is its cityhood anniversary, marking its conversion from a municipality to a highly urbanized city through Republic Act No. 7675 signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos on Feb. 9, 1994. The conversion of the city was confirmed following a plebiscite held on April 10, 1994. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know?: Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo

Born on Feb. 1, 1663, Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM), the only all-Filipino Catholic women religious congregation recognized by Rome. Today, RVM is an established educational and religious institution that provides Christian education to the Filipino youth. In 1748, then Archbishop of Manila Msgr. Pedro de la [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

What Went Before: Peace talks with the MILF


The killing of 28 Moro Army recruits on Corregidor Island on March 18, 1968, angered the Moro people, leading to an explosion of resentment over years of prejudice, ill treatment and discrimination. Moro consciousness grew and political organizations emerged. One of those groups was the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), dedicated to fighting for the establishment of an independent Bangsamoro state in Mindanao.

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

Did you know: Padre Faura Street

Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila, was named after Jesuit instructor and inventor Federico Faura. Born on Dec. 30, 1840, Faura’s metrological studies led to the invention of the Faura barometer that indicated the proximity and intensity of typhoons. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Manila Observatory and Philippine Weather Bureau. Faura died on Jan. 23, 1897.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Legarda Avenue

Calle Alix in Sampaloc, Manila, was renamed Legarda Avenue after Benito Legarda who was born 160 years ago today. Born in Manila on Sept. 27, 1853, he was a member of the Malolos Congress and one of the first commissioners of the Philippines to the United States. He died on Aug. 27, 1915, in France and was buried at Manila North Cemetery. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Island that refuses to die, thanks to Inday: Negros

Filmmaker Jay Abello shoots a docu in an abandoned sugarcane field in Negros. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The eminent writer Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, a lady of discerning taste, wrote: “Each little shop held infinite treasures. I bought an evening bag of gray satin that was straight out of Paris. I have it still. It symbolizes for me the spirit of Negros.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Marcos diaries: ‘Hysteria in Manila… I must declare martial law soon’


Portrait of the exiled Ferdinand Marcos as he faced his death in Hawaii by lupus in 1989. As a martial law victim puts it: "its architect is a portrait of putridity and decay." Pointillist drawing by Lynett A Villariba

We have one of the worst floods in years. Almost all of Western Luzon is underwater. While Typhoon “Gloring” is leaving… there is a new typhoon… So we expect the rains to continue.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | 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


  • 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
  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Sports

  • 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
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • 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
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • 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

  • 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
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • 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

  • 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
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • Marketplace