Politics and scandal

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 09/15/2021

Politicians live in glass houses. When one of them starts to throw stones, as the President has been doing to distract the public from the current Senate blue ribbon committee investigation into the acquisition of overpriced medical…

Signal no. 1 lifted in northern Cebu as Typhoon ‘Ambo’ makes landfall in San Andres, Quezon

Doris Mondragon 05/15/2020

MEDELLIN, Cebu—Signal no. 1 was lifted in northern Cebu on Friday morning, May 15, 2020, as Typhoon “Ambo” maintained its strength and made landfall over San Andres town in the province of Quezon. According to the 8…

The crowning of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The year was 1936 when then-Congressman Vicente Rama, more known to his people as the Don Vicente Rama, was teased in Congress why the bustling economic leader of the country’s mid-southern islands remained…

‘Lambanog’ death toll reaches 23

Delfin T. Mallari Jr 12/29/2019

LUCENA CITY—More people have died to methanol poisoning from drinking “lambanog” (coconut wine) in an outbreak that has spread from Laguna to the adjacent province of Quezon. Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Director Eduardo Janairo on Saturday…

PRO-7: Sabalones drug group may lie low after leader’s death

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are closely monitoring the drug activities of drug groups associated with self-confessed drug lord, Franz Saballones, who was reportedly shot dead in Quezon City on Maundy Thursday, April 19. Police Brigadier General…

Chiz: Quarry suspension may worsen inflation

Inquirer.net 09/26/2018

The temporary suspension of quarry operations will just worsen the country’s inflation, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero warned yesterday. Earlier, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released a memorandum suspending quarrying operations in Regions 1, 3,…

No stopping jail strip search

Nestle L. Semilla 05/23/2017

A congressional inquiry will not scare drug enforcers into halting the strip searches in jails. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) will continue to implement the strip search during Greyhound operations in jail facilities…

Way to go, DENR!

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/29/2017

It was a longing by so many. The historic Laguna de Bay, the country’s largest inland water spanning 98,000 hectares, can breathe again and be restored to its beauty and abundance. Composed of Metro Manila and the…

Quezon under state of calamity

12/29/2016

Lucena City, Quezon — Quezon province has declared a state of calamity after typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten) destroyed an estimated P150 million worth of public and private properties. The state of calamity declaration was passed by…

OFW seeks help over hacked FB account

Chito O. Aragon 12/05/2015

A FEMALE  Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Balamban town, midwest Cebu sought the help of police  after sexy photos  of other women were uploaded on her Facebook account. Lita (not her real name),  a caregiver in Kuwait, …

Pagasa steps up monitoring in wake of Yolanda

Nestle L. Semilla 11/08/2015

TWO years after supertyphoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas, the state weather bureau Pagasa said it had stepped up its capabilities to release more detailed weather advisories. Pagasa-Central Visayas weather specialist Jhomer Eclarino said their updates now  include…

VP bet search on; GMA backs Binay

06/15/2015

The hunt for the elusive running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay in 2016 election is still on. Binay admitted that the committee that was formed by the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to search for his running…

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