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Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Thoughts on Holy Week

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How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

7 hurt in AUV-bus collision in Quezon

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At least seven people were injured after a passenger bus collided with an Asian utility vehicle (AUV) along Maharlika highway in Tiaong, Quezon early Saturday, a radio report said.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Quezon road mishap claims three lives, injures 24

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At least three were killed and 24 others were hurt, after a passenger bus and a truck collided along Maharlika Highway in Tiaong, Quezon shortly before midnight Wednesday, Inquirer Radio 990AM reported.

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

Expect heavy traffic on SLEx during Holy Week exodus

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Edsa on a regular day. This scenario will be duplicated in various highways like SLEx due to the Holy Week exodus. INQUIRER file photo

The operator of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) is expecting heavy traffic during the Holy Week exodus, with the number of motorists peaking on Holy Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw to remain largely off-limits

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Mount Banahaw INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A large portion of Mount Banahaw will remain a no-go zone indefinitely, as environment officials study the possibility of expanding the areas covered by the restriction following the March 19 fire that razed 50 hectares of forest.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mt. San Cristobal on fire again—DENR

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File Photo courtesy of Jerome Quejano

Another fire broke out in Mount San Cristobal adjacent to the mystical Mount Banahaw in Quezon province and was still raging as of early evening Tuesday, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Two soldiers killed, four injured as NPA, military clash

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Two soldiers were killed and four were hurt in an ambush by New People’s Army (NPA) in Quezon, 7:30a.m. Monday, two days after the arrest of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Debate on LGU power to tax continues in Quezon

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A Quezon official urged the provincial government to demand from the operator of the 735-megawatt coal-fired thermal power plant in Pagbilao town the payment of P944 million in real property tax.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 dead, 2 survive as boat capsizes in Quezon

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Two persons drowned but their two companions survived when big waves battered their motor boat after it stalled in rough seas off Burdeos in Quezon earlier this week, a belated police report said.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR launches Umiray Bridge linking farmers from Aurora, Quezon

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

More than 30,000 people living in isolated farming communities in Aurora and Quezon are expected to benefit from the newly constructed Umiray Bridge connecting the two provinces, according to agrarian reform officials.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 dolphins rescued in Tayabas Bay

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Dolphin. AFP FILE PHOTO

At least two injured dolphins were rescued by fishermen off the village of Talao-Talao facing Tayabas Bay Friday morning, a village official said.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lucena loses historical house

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THE VILLA Perez Mansion in Lucena City before it was demolished. 
DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

The demolition of the Villa Perez Mansion, a popular historical landmark in Lucena City, to clear the way for the construction of a schoolbuilding has heightened public concern over the fate of other heritage sites and structures in Quezon province.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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