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By Fernan Gianan
Contractors of infrastructure projects in Catanduanes province funded under the now illegal Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), better known as pork barrel, are in a dark mood this holiday season after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) suspended the projects and payments for completed work.
SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ— Officials of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) here warned farmers against businessmen who are passing off ordinary rice seeds as those of hybrid rice and are using bags bearing the agency’s name and logo to attract buyers. “They are making big money. They are selling the seeds at P4,000 [...]
By Shiena M. Barrameda
Cupping his hands around the flickering candlelight and shivering in an old white sando that was a size too large for his thin frame, 8-year-old Edcel Earl Balaes planted his slim white candle on the pavement along Real Street, one of this city’s main thoroughfares.
By Judy Quiros
The provincial government of Davao Oriental has expressed concern over the fact that three municipalities in the province, which were severely hit by typhoon “Pablo” a year ago, are still littered with storm debris.
By Allan Nawal
The construction of 1,000 pre-school classrooms, a project of a foundation headed by President Aquino’s sister, Pinky Aquino-Abellada, is now becoming a reality.
By Williamor A. Magbanua
A town councilor of Kabacan, North Cotabato, filed on Wednesday, a resolution asking the Department of Agriculture (DA) to place the National Agribusiness Corporation (Nabcor) under the direct supervision of the local government unit.
By Aquiles Zonio
A coin toss to break a tie during the election of the chair of the Association of Barangay Captains here on Wednesday strengthened the hold of the Pacquiao family on politics.
By Edwin Fernandez
Police authorities arrested, on Thursday morning, a farmer for allegedly hacking to death his wife and wounding his two children.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
An environmental group on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to issue a protection order for the mountains in Bolitoc, Sta. Cruz, Zambales.
By Julie S. Alipala
A grade school teacher was abducted here on Tuesday afternoon by armed men, the military said. Colonel Andrelino Colina, commander of Task Force Zamboanga, said at least 10 armed men abducted Cathy Casipog, a teacher of the Sibogtok Elementary School in Limaong Island, at around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
Citing the almost simultaneous shutdown of power sources in the Luzon grid as the reason, a cooperative serving this city and nine towns announced on Wednesday an increase of P3.89 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in power rates in the December bill of its consumers.
Vice President Jejomar Binay said it is time to review the criteria for the distribution of the internal revenue allotment (IRA), stressing that poorer provinces, towns and villages should be given higher shares from taxes collected by the government.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
The age-old tradition of Misa de Gallo, a series of nine dawn Masses as countdown to Christmas Day, will not be complete without a bite of bibingka or puto bumbong.