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Irrigation supply to farms to be stopped

NICKEL laterite washed away by previous floods has destroyed at least 300 hectares of farmland, 200 ha of fishponds, three rivers and the shoreline in Sta. Cruz town, Zambales province. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Some 5,000 hectares of rice farms in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces will not be supplied with irrigation water this week with the continued decline of the water level in Angat Dam.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

TPLEx speeds up travel to North, but gridlock greets Baguio tourists

THE TARLAC–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway (TPLEx) is an  88.85-kilometer, four-lane expressway. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Travel time from Balintawak in Quezon City to Rosales town in Pangasinan province will now take only a little over two hours with the opening of a section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino to stay at home during Lenten holidays

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will escape this Holy Week to his customary “resorts”—his family’s home on Times Street and his bachelor’s pad by the Pasig River or Bahay Pangarap.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino urges public to help prevent brownouts, keep aircon usage low


Help save energy by limiting your use of air-conditioning units. That was the advise of President Benigno Aquino III to the people amid the possibility of energy shortage and brownouts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Yellow alert up in Samar as LPA approaches

Project NOAH satellite image as of 1:00 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014

The weather bureau placed Western and Eastern Samar on yellow alert midday Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

37-degree Celsius days to heat up ‘bangus’ fest

With the temperature soaring, the city government has put in place contingency measures to ensure a “healthy” Bangus Festival celebration this month.

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

Water utilities see no shortage this summer

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Building. FILE PHOTO

The two water utilities in Metro Manila are keeping cool about the water supply situation during the summer months, steering clear of raising any warning related to a possible shortage.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Tips to avoid heat stroke: Light colored clothes, cold water

summer_stock pix

Wear light-colored clothes. Drink lots of cold water and stay out of the sun.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pagasa: It’s summer…err ‘dry season’

summer_stock pix

Brace for warmer and sunny days ahead as the state weather agency on Wednesday declared the termination of the northeast monsoon.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Summer starts this week but don’t call it that


Enjoy warm, sunny days ahead, as the weather bureau is poised to declare the official start of summer “most likely this week.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Warmer weather ahead

Image courtesy of Rina Bernabe De Alban

Daytime temperatures will be warmer in the days ahead in a prelude to summer, according to the weather bureau.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Low pressure area spotted near Surigao del Sur

PAGASA satpic as of 7:14 pm, March 10, 2014

A low pressure area was observed near Surigao del Sur by the state weather bureau Monday afternoon.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH lists 6 common summer diseases to watch out for


Even before summer officially begins, the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday alerted Filipinos against six common diseases and conditions during the hottest time of the year.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  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. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Ex-church leader nabbed for selling drugs
  • Camilla’s brother dies in US after head injury
  • Luisita farmers storm DAR compound
  • Trillanes, Ejercito confident they are not in Napoles’ list
  • Easterlies to prevail in Luzon, Visayas
  • Sports

  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
  • Phelps having fun in his return to swimming
  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony
  • Lifestyle

  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Entertainment

  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
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