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From Metro Manila, Natividad town can be reached through the Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway), after exiting from the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway in Paniqui town in Tarlac province.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hacienda proceeds to be examined by farmers’ chosen audit firm


The Supreme Court has granted the request of farm worker beneficiaries from Hacienda Luisita to have their preferred auditing firm to examine the books of Hacienda Luisita Inc. and Centennary Holdings Inc.

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

Tarlac power users get rate hike break ’til Monday

More than 80,000 electricity consumers in Tarlac province received temporary relief as the mayor of Capas town obtained another court order that stopped Tarlac II Electric Cooperative Inc. (Tarelco II) from collecting power generation charges until Feb. 10.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DAR accused of submitting false report on Hacienda, faces contempt raps

LUISITA farmworkers burn a replica of the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) application to purchase and farm undertaking certificate to symbolize their defiance against the DAR’s questionable process. The  protest was held in front of the Supreme Court in Manila last August.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Farmers from Hacienda Luisita on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to cite in contempt the Department of Agrarian Reform for stating that it will only distribute 4,099 hectares to farmers instead of 4,335.60 hectares mentioned in the high court’s 2012 decision.

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

Road to northern growth opens

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North Luzon Expressway. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The towns of Anao, Pura and Victoria are likely to become new investment hubs similar to export processing zones following the opening on Monday of the 16.7-kilometer Tarlac City-Gerona portion of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cops break up Luisita protest camp

Tension grips Hacienda Luisita over arrest of farmers.  PHOTO COURTESY OF UMA

Police authorities on Saturday dismantled a protest camp and sent a bulldozer to level farmlands and huts at Hacienda Luisita in a bid to enforce a claim by the company owned by the family of President Aquino that the area occupied by the farmers was not covered by the agrarian reform program.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Family in QC fire remembers girl named ‘Peelot’

HELEN Perico holds a picture of daughter April Rose who died in the Nov. 3 Quezon City fire. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

On Sunday, around 3 a.m., Helen Perico awoke with a start at the family home in Camiling, Tarlac province.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ailing Tarlac man finds opportunity at poll precinct

President Benigno Aquino III casts his vote during the Barangay Elections in Precinct #175A, Central Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School, Barangay Central, Tarlac City. LYN RILLON

Even if he could hardly walk, 75-year-old Domingo Simon made sure he didn’t miss the barangay (village) elections on Monday.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino votes in barangay polls in Tarlac

CITIZEN AQUINO President Benigno Aquino III cast his vote in the barangay elections at the Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. CHRISTIAN ESGUERRA/INQUIRER

President Benigno Aquino III voted in this year’s barangay (village) elections in his home province in Tarlac, according to reports on social media.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino, sisters to vote in barangay polls in Tarlac—report

President Bengino Aquino III.   INQUIRER File Photo

President Benigno Aquino III is expected to vote in this year’s barangay (village) elections in his home province in Tarlac, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Monday.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Santi’ causes millions in damage to military camps in Luzon


The wrath of Typhoon “Santi” (international name Nari) has cost almost P50 million worth of damages in two major military camps in Luzon.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nueva Ecija, Tarlac placed under state of calamity

Motorists brave a raging floodwaters brought about by typhoon "Nari" to cross a highway at San Ildefonso township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. The typhoon with 150 kilometers (94 miles) per hour winds and gusts of up to 185 kph (116 mph) forced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to call off his trip to the Philippines on Friday. AP

The provinces of Nueva Ecija and Tarlac were placed under state of calamity after they were battered by typhoon “Santi” (international name Nari) last week.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

9 activists supporting Luisita farmers’ agrarian claims released


Seven agrarian reform advocates and two staff members of Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap’s office were released at 6 p.m. on Thursday after three days of detention for allegedly destroying three security outposts in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province during a fact-finding mission.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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