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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. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • Malaysia, Australia in deal on black box custody–report
  • Sports

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  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
  • ‘X-men’ director accused of sex assault on teen boy
  • Business

  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
  • Technology

  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  • Last call for nominations to ’14 Presidential Awards
  • San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks
  • A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford
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