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Jennifer Laude ignored haters, fought for dolls, kept poise

Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Michelle Laude, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude’s elder sister, said a housemate recalled that Jennifer went out on the night she was killed carrying around P20,000 to P25,000 in cash. “When the housemate asked why, Jen said: ‘Para ’pag may bumastos sa akin, hahampasin ko ng pera (So if somebody disrespects me, I would throw money at their face).’”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Airport repair done for papal visit

President Benigno Aquino III 

President Benigno Aquino III has promised to complete the repair of the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, the gateway to other Eastern Visayas provinces, by next month, two months before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis.

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

Artists’ gathering breeds new ideas


A group of beatniks gathered around one man in one corner as he passionately plucked and talked about his “kubing” (indigenous bamboo harp). Near them was a small crowd of photography enthusiasts listening intently to the wisdom of American freelance photographer Peter Carney.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors relocated ahead of Pope Francis visit

THE TRANSITIONAL  houses built, not by the government, but by a nongovernment organization offer some degree of comfort for “Yolanda” survivors.

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from more than 250 families in Palo, Leyte will be relocated ahead of the papal visit of Pope Francis in January 2015.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

607 still missing in Tacloban City


At least 607 persons are still missing in the city following the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November last year, but the number may be higher because it is based only on estimates made by village officials and relatives searching for their loved ones, according to an official doing the tally.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »