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Luisita beneficiaries take over renters

FARMWORKERS dismayed by the supposed failure of the Department of Agrarian Reform to remove planters in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac on Thursday resort to uprooting sugarcane in Barangay Pando, Concepcion, into the land ready for rice growing. PHOTO COURTESY OF CBCP-NASSA

More than 50 farmworker-beneficiaries of Barangay Pando in Concepcion town on Thursday trooped to the 6,600-square meter lot that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) had titled in the name of Lourdes Galang to help its new owner uproot sugarcane.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bishop to hold Mass in Bataan to celebrate Pope’s canonization

Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos will celebrate on April 27 at 7 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Blessed John Paul II inside the Bataan Technology Park here to commemorate the canonization of the Pontiff in Rome.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘MILF’ forces seize illegal drug traders

Alleged members of a Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday seized suspected illegal drug traders from policemen who were bringing them to the police headquarters in Marawi City.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NBI busts ‘jueteng’ ring in N. Vizcaya; 43 held

he National Bureau of Investigation has arrested 43 people suspected of operating the illegal numbers game “jueteng” in separate raids in three towns, following a crackdown against illegal gambling activities that supposedly use a government-sanctioned gaming operation as cover.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Naga, EU-Switzerland launch P10-M migration, dev’t project

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A P10-million project aimed at providing services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in Bicol has been launched with the signing on Tuesday of a grant agreement between the city government of Naga and the European Union/Swiss government.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Organic farmers: Stop GMO rice commercialization

Mindanao organic farmers are calling for a stop to the proposed commercialization of genetically modified golden rice in the country as they celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday, saying its undetermined risks to health far outweigh its promised benefits.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu has hair of John Paul II and piece of John XXIII’s skin

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RELIC of Pope John Paul II's hair seen at Tabor Hills Chapel of Relics at  barangay San Jose Talamban. CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA

Cebuanos need not travel to Rome to pay homage to two of the most influential popes of the 20th century.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

4 airline passengers from northern Mindanao cleared of MERS

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Four of six persons from Northern Mindanao who returned to the country on an Etihad Airways plane that carried a Filipino nurse who had tested positive for the Corona virus that causes the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have tested negative for the dreaded virus, health officials said.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4.6-magnitude quake hits Surigao del Norte

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A 4.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Surigao del Norte Thursday noon but no aftershocks are expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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

Caramoan declared mining-free zone

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Less than a month after four small-scale miners were shot and killed on Lahuy Island in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, the provincial board approved an ordinance declaring Caramoan a “quarrying and mining-free zone.”

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Slain mayor uneasy with public display of firearms

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Slain Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town, Cagayan province, had always been uneasy with policemen, including his own security escorts, wielding high-powered firearms in public.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw visitors down to only 3,000—DENR

From more than half a million pilgrims and trekkers who climbed Mount Banahaw on Holy Week a decade ago, the number of Lenten visitors last week was down to 3,000, an official of the Department and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bicol tour offer: Almasor or Triple C

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Planning a vacation? Bicolandia has two enticing cluster offerings for tourists—“Almasor” and “Triple C.”

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano

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