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Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds

Penitents flagellate themselves as part of Lenten observance in Angeles City, Pampanga province, north of Manila on April 17, 2014. The dominant Roman Catholic church does not condone flagellation and other extreme acts of penitence including gory Good Friday reenactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but devout Catholics say it is a means of atoning for their sins and to implore God to spare them and other members of their families from illness or bad luck. AFP

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace won’t allow nuclear weapons in PH amid US defense pact

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This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines acquires from South Korea. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Talks on the Enhanced Defense Cooperations Agreement (EDCA) may be going smoothly but that does not mean that the Philippines will accommodate just any ship or aircraft from the United States, especially ones carrying nuclear weapons.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-storm may still bring rain–Pagasa

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PAGASA Cyclone Update on Domeng, 4:40 PM, April 7/noah.dost.gov.ph

The weather bureau has alerted residents in Eastern Visayas to possible flashfloods and landslides due to moderate to heavy rains brought by the low pressure area (LPA) formerly known as Tropical Depression “Domeng.”

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands of candles form Philippine map in ‘new record’

Participants stand next to lit candles in a bid to set a new world record for largest flaming image in Iloilo City on Monday, April 14, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/TARA YAP

Hundreds of people lined up in a dark, muddy field to form a giant map of the Philippines on Monday, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Heard On Inquirer Radio 990AM: LTO exec on bus safety requirements

We were here at Araneta Center Bus Terminal as early as 5 a.m. and, surprisingly, we’ve observed that all buses from different transport companies have opted to abide by the safety requirements imposed by the government.—Mohammad Yusoph Lamping, chief of the Land Transportation Office’s Law Enforcement Service

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito

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Sen. JV Ejercito will decide according to his conscience—not according to family or party loyalty—when he would have to choose whether to sign the Senate blue ribbon committee report that found his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, one of those liable for plunder in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee insists on oral arguments in SC

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Globe Asiatique (GA) president Delfin Lee wants the Supreme Court (SC) to hold oral arguments on the cases filed against him and other officials of the company over their alleged involvement in a P7-billion housing scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino oversees meeting on security plans for WEF, Apec in Manila

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net file photo

President Benigno Aquino III has taken it upon himself to check on the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s preparations to secure two high-profile international gatherings the country will host in 2014 and 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

These nat’l roads under repair, too

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Aside from the concrete reblocking of several sections of Metro Manila’s Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or Edsa, the country’s busiest highway, road repair and bridge construction projects in over a dozen major thoroughfares in Luzon are expected to slow down vehicular flow in these areas during Holy Week, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Amid Bohol church ruins, ‘palaspas’ blessed

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AMONG RUINS IN BOHOL  Fr. Warren Abarquez leads devotees past the ruins of an old church in Maribojoc town during Palm Sunday rites.  TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Emilia Cuering, 61, woke up early on Sunday morning to gather six long palm fronds from the palm tree near her house in Barangay (village) Bayacaba.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Militant legislators bringing PH-US pact to SC

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Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The militant Bayan Muna party-list group said Sunday it would question in the Supreme Court (SC) the constitutionality of a new defense pact with the United States which the Aquino administration is expected to sign when President Barack Obama visits the Philippines later this month.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Town enforces new rules for climb to PH’s highest peak

The end of summer is the end of frolic and fun for students and the end of family bonding  vacations in far away places.  But to farmers in Bokod, Benguet, it’s the beginning of rainwater replenishing their watersheds and refreshing their plants. EV ESPIRITU/Inquirer Northern Luzon

The municipal government of Sta. Cruz town, Davao del Sur province, said it would limit the number of climbers to Mount Apo using the Sta. Cruz trail.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Kera kera’y Diyos,’ Pangasinan’s holy fish

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A fisherman holds up the “kera kera’y Diyos.” WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Ask anyone at the fish market here where to find “kera kera’y Diyos (God’s leftover)” and you will likely be directed to an ambulant vendor offering it.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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