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China eases one-child policy, abolishes labor camps

A photo taken on March 21, 2013 shows a woman with one of her grandchildren in their home in Chengde, Hebei province, a town where inhabitants are not bound by the 'one-child' birth-control policy enforced in other parts of China.  AFP

China’s top legislative committee formally approved a loosening of the country’s hugely controversial one-child policy on Saturday and abolished “re-education through labor” camps, state media reported.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

College profs must have master’s degrees, SC rules


The Supreme Court has upheld the policy of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) requiring teachers of tertiary schools to acquire postgraduate degrees to become tenured or regular employees.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace hopes mine firms will like new rules

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang hopes to appease critics of Executive Order No. 79 on mining reforms with its decision Monday to revise the contentious Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the EO.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mining EO offers ‘glimmer of hope’

President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines said there is a glimmer of hope in President Benigno Aquino’s Executive Order (EO) on Mining, saying it sees growth in the mining industry despite the challenges facing it.

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

6 points laid out in Aquino’s mining agenda

President Benigno Aquino III . FILE PHOTO

Aside from extracting more revenues from the mining industry, the government plans to wield control over a wider range of lucrative mineral resources, including oil and gas under a new mining policy being fine-tuned by Malacañang.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino on new mining EO: Governors can go to court

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President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino on Monday stood by the new mining executive order (EO) awaiting his signature and welcomed a challenge in the Supreme Court on whether national laws could set aside local ordinances.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Governors brace for court battle over mining EO

Albay Governor Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least 40 governors plan to challenge the Aquino administration’s new mining policy in the Supreme Court the moment it is signed, according to Albay Governor Joey Salceda.

Posted: June 25th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palace wants broad support for new mining policy

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is taking a long time to come up with the framework for the country’s mining policy because it wants as many of the industry’s stakeholders as possible to get on board, according to Ricky Carandang, the head of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office.

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mining review sets off fierce debate

A government bid to take a greater share of mining revenues amid the global commodities boom has set off a storm of debate, with the industry mounting an intense campaign to knock it down.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Policy improves garbage disposal in Kamputhaw

THE “no segregation, no collection” policy of the Cebu City government has improved the garbage disposal in barangay Kamputhaw. Kamputhaw barangay captain Lorenzo Basamot said the first few weeks of the implementation of the program were very difficult as residents showed their objection. In fact, Basamot said 10 percent of the residents still violated the [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Lawmakers seek probe into ‘unfair’ airline practices, flight cancellations


Eight lawmakers have sought an investigation into what they considered as questionable and disadvantageous policies and practices of airline companies with respect to flight cancellations and delays, among others.

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

City mayor challenges Council on ‘no flyover’ policy

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama who said he’s already taken a stand  against more  flyovers in the city challenged the City Council to do the same. Rama made this statement when asked about the scheduled Aug. 26 public hearing on the construction of  two new flyovers endorsed by  Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar of Cebu [...]

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Quiño officials protest no-permit, no-rally policy

OFFICIALS aligned with Mayor-elect Joel Quiño questioned the declaration of a red alert status on Compostela following reports that another takeover attempt of the municipal hall will occur sometime soon. In a visit to Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale’s office, Councilor-elect Tessa Cang said she was shocked about caretaker mayor Pedro Noval Jr.’s declaration particularly his [...]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  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. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
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