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Money-making scheme in Lucena illegal, says gov’t securities body

THE OFFICE of Grand Alliance of Business Leaders Association Inc. (Gabai) in Barangay Isabang, Lucena City DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared illegal a money-making scheme here that has taken tens of millions of pesos from now restive investors, who include retirees, teachers, vendors, jeepney drivers and others who have plunked down their savings into the scheme.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t looks weak in Sulu conflict


In an effort to stay neutral in the shooting war pitting the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province, the government looks like a weakling.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

SC ruling: Lucena mayor out, vice mayor in

RAMON Talaga, former Lucena vice mayor and husband of ousted Mayor Barbara Talaga, talks to reporters in his wife’s office. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Supreme Court (SC) has denied an appeal by the mayor of this city to keep her seat in a case that dragged on for nearly three years and which came to conclusion just five months before the city’s voters again pick who their next mayor would be.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

2 mayors now rule Lucena


Residents in this city are in a dilemma with tension running high in opposing political camps with the city now having two mayors holding office in separate City Halls.

Posted: June 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tension mounts at Lucena City Hall as ousted mayor insists on staying on


Tensions ran high at the Lucena City Hall Friday afternoon with two people asserting they were the rightful chief executive of the city.

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »