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Aquino gives Filipinos one more holiday

President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday reiterated that Dec. 24 had been declared a “special (nonworking) day” throughout the country.

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

Church to ‘epal’ politicians: Keep it clean on holiday

CBCP media director, Msgr. Pedro Quitorio. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A word of advice to “epal” politicians: Don’t take the spotlight away from the dead. An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday made this appeal, anticipating that cemeteries on All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day would be replete with posters and banners bearing the images of politicians running in the coming elections.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Highway operators gear up for holiday exodus

North Luzon Expressway. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The operators of the North Luzon and Subic, Clark-Tarlac Expressways are expecting the unexpected as they prepare for the mass exodus of tens of thousands of motorists out of Metro Manila for next week’s commemoration of All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bataan Day? What’s that?


Err… Uhm… I don’t know. Several individuals in Caloocan City could not quite summon a response when asked if they knew why April 9 had been declared a holiday.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lenten rush sends crowds to North and South Bus Terminals

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Cebuanos in a hurry to start a five-day Holy Week break yesterday crowded in bus terminals for road trips to hometowns and holiday spots in the province.

Posted: April 5th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Judiciary on half day today–SC Clerk of Court


The Supreme Court announced that courts will be half day today. Clerk of Court en banc Enriquetta Vidal said that the judiciary will be on half day to give court employees the opportunity to prepare for their Lenten week plans.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fuente O tree cheers city folks

Setting up the 120-foot Christmas tree in the middle of the Fuente Osmeña circle has become a tradition that Cebuanos look forward to in the 16 years that the Pasko sa Sugbo has been celebrated in Cebu City.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

14 martyrs for freedom honored today


A writer, a medical doctor, a professor, student activists, US-born Filipino-Americans, and organizers of students, the youth, workers, peasants and communities will be among the honorees at the 25th anniversary celebration of Bantayog ng Mga Bayani (Monument of Heroes) to be held November 30 in Quezon City.

Posted: November 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Muslim feast pay sought

A Muslim lawmaker on Monday filed a bill that seeks to grant a special bonus and cash gift to all state workers during the celebration of two Muslim festivities declared as holidays.

Posted: November 8th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Muslims pray for peace on Eid’l Adha


Millions of Muslims converged early Sunday for the Eid’l Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice) prayers in open fields as religious leaders across the globe called for world peace.

Posted: November 7th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Think of the living, too, DENR urges


As Filipinos troop to cemeteries and beaches for the long weekend observance of the feast of the dead, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje appealed to the public to “also think of the living when we commemorate our dead.”

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace declares Oct. 31 a holiday

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. FILE PHOTO

Filipinos will have a long weekend when they remember their dead next month. In Proclamation No. 265,  Malacañang on Monday declared October 31, which falls on a Monday, “a special nonworking day throughout the country.” The next day, November 1, is All Saints Day, when most Filipinos usually visit their dead. Traditionally, it is also [...]

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Police secure public places for long weekend

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be securing public places ahead of the long weekend, a spokesman for the PNP said Friday.

Posted: August 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  3. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia
  10. Santiago: Gigi Reyes is Enrile’s fall guy
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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