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Clouds to bring slight relief from summer heat

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MT Satellite image April 21, 2014, 6:32 am. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

As a low pressure area (LPA) is brewing more than a thousand kilometers east of Guiuan, clouds will hover the country on Monday to take away some of that summer heat.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing

STUDY TOUR Filipino students examine the carvings on a rock wall in Binangonan, Rizal province. The enigmatic carvings are believed to
date back 5,000 years.  PHOTOS BY AFP

On a small rock wall a short drive from Manila, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New plant to boost supply of clean energy

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President Benigno S. Aquino III . FILE PHOTO BY RYAN LIM/MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

The Philippine economy has been growing robustly in recent years mainly as a result of President Aquino’s transparency policies and the flood of cheap funds made available globally by the United States to revive its own economy.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Santiago scoffs at rushing defense pact for Obama visit

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

What’s this, an Easter present? Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Sunday scoffed at the idea of rushing a deal allowing increased US military presence in the country in time for President Obama’s visit next week.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ

Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice which mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual rites continue to draw participants and huge crowds. AP

Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

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