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100,000 Iloilo folk to light candles for peace

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Thousands of youths release sky lanterns—15,185 of them—within 10 minutes at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Miag-ao in Iloilo City on May 24, 2013, to call for world peace through inner peace. On Monday, April 14, 2014, tens of thousands of people are expected to meditate and simultaneously light candles for world peace in Oton town in Iloilo province.  GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Tens of thousands of people are expected to meditate and simultaneously light candles for world peace in the Light of Peace in the Philippines gathering in Oton town in Iloilo province early evening on Monday.

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

500 high school students help pupils to read

A STUDENT reads aloud a news article on inflation  in Castro’s class.

Some 500 students in higher school levels across the province have agreed to sacrifice the fun of their summer break to help those in the lower levels hone their reading skills.

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

Despite typhoon, Bantayan ready for Semana Santa

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WHILE the rest of the town is a scene of massive devastation after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” a church in Daanbantayan, a town in northern Cebu, appears to have survived the storm. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A week before Holy Week, the people of Bantayan were busy preparing for one of Christendom’s sacred celebrations that the island in northern Cebu province has been known for.

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

DSWD rice in relief packs sold

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An official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Eastern Visayas (DSWD-8) was eating in a small restaurant here when something caught his attention.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Deeper meaning for Palo Passion Play

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Eighteen-year-old Jay Gatela had to literally climb a mountain, spend a few hours in a cemetery and pay for his own costume to play a minor role in the reenactment of Jesus Christ’s suffering and death.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NPA rebels attack Apex Mining compound in Compostela Valley

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Communist rebels on Thursday attacked a big mining firm in Maco, Compostela Valley, burning vehicles and equipment, police and local officials said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected pusher, 2 others killed in buy-bust shootout

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A dentist and a government employee were killed while at least six others were injured when a drug suspect fired on a crowd in a makeshift cockpit in Ormoc City on Tuesday to evade arrest.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

History, biodiversity on Onoda Trail

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The mountain is only about five kilometers from the wharf here, but the deep forest marked by century-old trees proved lush enough to provide good cover for several Japanese soldiers who stayed on the island for 30 years, in the belief that World War II was far from over.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude-4.8 quake hits Occidental Mindoro

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A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, according to a bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dying reporter tags Tanza town cop chief

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Slain journalist Rubylita Garcia

Before she died from her gunshot wounds, journalist Rubylita Garcia said she thought Supt. Conrado Villanueva, the police chief of Tanza town, could have ordered the attack on her house on Sunday morning, her son said on Monday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebuilding homes, lives in Yolanda-shattered Bantayan

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Prudence Foundation volunteers carry blocks as they begin building homes at a resettlement area for displaced residents in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island. Some 100 volunteers from 12 countries in program initiated with Habitat for Humanity to build 135 disaster-resilient homes on the island. TARRA QUISMUNDO/PDI

The dark clouds gave way to the sun as the human chain passed hollow blocks down the line, each block a step closer to rebuilding lives shattered by Super Typhoon Yolanda nearly five months ago.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Royette Padilla ordered freed

A court here on Tuesday ordered the release of former actor Royette Padilla after he posted P12,000 bail in a case of grave threats and violation of the antichild abuse law.Inquirer Central Luzon

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Noodle vendor in Tacloban impresses UNDP head

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VIP IN LEYTE Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, who now heads UNDP, inspects stalls made with lumber salvaged from coconut trees felled by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” TARRA QUISMUNDO

For longtime vendor Roger Mabingnay, life in his typhoon-ravaged village has brightened. On Monday he kick-started his store with a P4,000 capital. His disposition so impressed UNDP Administrator Helen Clark that the official took her own snapshot of the vendor with her smartphone.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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