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Surigao braces for
‘Queenie’ landfall

Tropical depression Queenie is expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur Wednesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.…

Abad: Budget
free of pork

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted Tuesday that the proposed national budget for next year was free from pork barrel, despite Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s allegation that it included P37.3 billion in lump-sum appropriations.…

How Dolphy lost
battle with COPD

The country’s most beloved comedian succumbed to pulmonary disease from a lifetime of smoking. Today his sons Eric and Epy Quizon are helping create awareness for respiratory health.…

SC rules Laguna
governor ousted

The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the disqualification of Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as governor of Laguna province, affirming the Commission on Elections resolution that deemed him unfit for public office due to overspending.…

First in 80 years: Azkals beat Indons

Playing against the team that dealt the country so many heartbreaks in the past, the Philippines proved ruthless in a 4-0 annihilation of Indonesia Tuesday night in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Hanoi. It was the country’s first victory over…

‘US defense of PH
not guaranteed’

There is no guarantee that the United States would come to the aid of the Philippines in case of an external attack despite a long-standing defense partnership, Solicitor General Florin Hilbay conceded before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. …

Violence erupts
in Ferguson, US

Angry crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson within minutes of news that a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of demonstrations and exposed…

PH lifts ban on 9
HK journalists

The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government. …

Pacquiao showed
pity on Algieri

In the end, Manny Pacquiao just didn’t have the heart to inflict the supreme ignominy of a knockout on a battered challenger.…

Kinks in holiday
cargo delivery seen

If you shipped your balikbayan box to your family in Metro Manila before Halloween from Southern California, your shipper probably assured you the box would make it there by Christmas. …

Ampatuan clan
remains powerful

The Ampatuan clan remains influential in Maguindanao province, holding sway even in the villages five years after its patriarch and his sons were arrested and charged with murder over the massacre of 58 people, including 32 journalists, in Ampatuan town.…

Inquirer joins chat
apps revolution

Do you Viber? Or maybe WeChat? Perhaps KakaoTalk? Or Line? You can now get free news updates from the Inquirer with the same smartphone chat applications you use to keep in touch with family and friends.…

‘Senator Estrada
is Cong. Biazon’

Principal whistleblower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Monday that they also used the codename “Cong. Biazon” for Senator Jinggoy Estrada in connection with the alleged misuse of the senator’s pork barrel funds.…

3 firms cutting fuel
prices Tuesday

Local oil firms are slashing prices of fuel products on Tuesday (Nov. 25) to reflect the continued softening of prices of crude oil and petroleum products in the world market.…

PH convicts nine
Chinese poachers

The Palawan Regional Trial Court convicted nine Chinese fishermen for poaching off Hasa-Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal) in the disputed waters of the West Philippine Sea.…

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