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MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the election commission to finally conduct the twice-postponed plebiscite on upgrading the status of Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija from a component city into a highly urbanized city (HUC).

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jason Johnson, left, receives a "Team Albay" shirt from Gov. Joey S. Salceda April 21 following a press conference in Legazpi City, Albay province, Philippines. Salceda presented similar shirts, as well as provincial passports ...
Hospital nurse Dennis Samson is being sought for urgent quizzing by Asian detectives over the grisly murder of his children's au pair in The Philippines. Maribel Alpas' severed head was discovered hidden in a bucket in a canal by a farmer in the ...
A member of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf who is believed to be involved in the kidnapping of foreigners in a resort in Sipadan, Malaysia was captured Wednesday morning in southern Philippines, a military official said. the suspect, who uses the alias ...
Philippine Daily Inquirer. 3:57 am | Monday, April 21st, 2014. STUDY TOUR Filipino students examine the carvings on a rock wall in Binangonan, Rizal province. The enigmatic carvings are believed to date back ... The 127 engravings of people, animals ...

This year is the 4th Annual AIM and so far, the first time that a Local Chief Executive of a province from The Philippines has participated. Among the important points discussed by Bautista with His Excellency engineer Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al ...
... the holding of the 2nd quarter meeting of the national executive board of the Vice Mayors' League of The Philippines (VMLP) in Buluan, Maguindanao, will help dispel the notion of the "culture of un-peace and the state of un-development" in their ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) - Another light plane used for spraying pesticides on banana plantations crashed in southern Philippines over the weekend, police said today. Regional police spokesman Jed Clamor said the Cessna crop duster RPR-146 ...
The rich provinces. There were eight provinces with less than 10% poverty incidence in 2012. These provinces were, from north to south: Benguet 3.7%, Ilocos Norte 9.9%, Bataan 7.1%, Bulacan 7.3%, Pampanga 7.6%, Cavite 3.4%, Laguna 6.4%, Rizal 6.1%.
MANILA, Philippines - A mayor in Cagayan province was killed by suspected communist rebels while attending a flag-raising ceremony on Monday morning.
Attended by Senator TG Guingona and Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda and opened by poet Abdon M. Balde Jr., the awards ceremony was part of the month-long Daragang Magayon Festival, which showcases the province's rich culture, history and natural ...
MANILA, Philippines - One of the more compelling lessons learned in the rehabilitation of areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) was the importance of restoring electricity to the local population.
In a statement, Miriam Coronel Ferrer said: "This year alone, 23 kidnapping cases were recorded in Basilan, Sulu, Zamboanga and Lanao provinces [in The Philippines' Muslim south] involving around 30 victims. Let us join hands in redeeming them from a ...
"This is a very remarkable recovery for the Asian region, most especially The Philippines," says Dr. Fazil Dusunceli, FAO agriculture officer who visited banana plantations in the southern Philippine province of Davao del Norte. Ecuador is first. As ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government will work with the largest Muslim rebel group, with which it signed a peace deal last month, to curb an alarming number of kidnappings in the south, officials and the rebels said Sunday.
The 99 injured were due to vehicular accidents, while 11 others were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning in Catbalogan City in central Philippine province of Samar, the official added. The NDRRMC Operations Center raised red alert status from ...

Rex Bingabing, executive director of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (Philmech), said the compact corn mill could help increase the consumption of corn grits in remote corn-producing provinces. "Corn grits, popularly ...
Eight weak earthquakes ranging from magnitudes 2.6 to 3.5 occurred in northern Luzon, the central and southern Philippines on Friday, a day after two strong quakes measuring 4.9 and 4.5 in magnitude struck three minutes apart in Batanes Province, ...
Travel writer Che Gurrobat, who's visited 80 of 81 provinces in The Philippines, shares 15 photos of beautiful sunsets she's experienced during her travels.
MANILA, Philippines - Black Saturday may be the best time for holidaymakers from provinces to go back to Metro Manila as traffic along the expressways remains light.
A Filipino devotee grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Santa Lucia village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Filipino ...
The four-day holiday culminating on Easter Sunday also saw the exodus of the 12 million residents from Metro Manila for the provinces to spend Holy Week with their relatives in the provinces or to "recharge" in vacation spots and escape the sweltering ...
religious Filipinos have re-enacted the crucifixion of Jesus as part of festivities to mark Good Friday. Catholics in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, had two-inch nails hammered through their the hands as they were ...
Pacquiao, a congressman of the lone district of Saranggani province, thanked the Filipino people for their support in his successful bid to regain the same WBO belt he lost to Bradley two years ago via a controversial decision.
The shrine is under the diocese of San Pablo, which covers the entire province of Laguna where 2,632,244 of its 3,005,785 population are Catholics.
The revised Philippine Development Plan (PDP) sets more ambitious economic targets to address persistent concerns that poor Filipinos are not enjoying the benefits of the country's recent dramatic economic growth.
Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. Church leaders ...
The first time Cecile Locsin-Nava, a scholar on cultural studies in Western Visayas, came to Antique around ten years ago was to gather data for a research on the korido, or Philippine narrative poetry that sprung from the Spanish corrido, medieval ...
At least 37 members of the NPA's Armed propaganda Unit, people's militia and the tribal Solid Mass Organization (MASSO) turned themselves in to the Philippine army's 26th Infantry Battalion in Talacogon, a town in Mindanao's Agusan del Sur province ...
Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice, which mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual rites continue to draw participants and huge crowds, particularly in northern Pampanga province. Sign painter ...
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Tuesday that the military deliberately attacked its fighters during an operation against the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippine province of Basilan last Friday. MILF Vice Chairman for ...
MANILA, Philippines - A police officer based in Bataan province was killed while his wife was wounded after they were ambushed by gunmen in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday.
HOLY WEEK INSPECTION. The NAIA 3 was among the terminals checked by President Benigno Aquino III as part of his Holy Week inspection of passenger facilities.
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said today that the military deliberately attacked its fighters during an operation against the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippine province of Basilan last ...
VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF LIGHT Tens of thousands of Filipinos stand beside bamboo torches that hold lighted candles to offer a message of peace and form a Philippine map in Oton town in Iloilo province on Monday. With 56,680 lit candles, they set ...
... a 2-year-old boy were killed and 15 others were injured Wednesday when a passenger bus rammed a stalled truck along the highway in Eastern Philippines' Camarines Sur province at the start of the Easter week exodus of vacationers to provinces ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - At least five people including a 2-year-old boy were killed and 15 others were injured Wednesday when a passenger bus rammed a stalled truck along the highway in eastern Philippines' Camarines Sur province at the start of ...
The Philippines is predominantly a Roman Catholic nation, tracing its religious roots back to the 1500s when Spain first introduced Christianity to the country.
Construction will start "soonest this year," he said. The cost will be derived from the province's P2-billion Omnibus Loan.
"It is historic and momentous because within this period (May 4-10), the country's best Athletes shall compete for the country's highest honors and all eyes shall be set on our province," Gov. ER said. After two years of preparation, Laguna is all set ...
Global Witness, a group that seeks to shed light on the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, said The Philippines is the third in the world with the highest number of killed environmental and land defenders, at 67 deaths ...
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forces raise their fists during a show of force inside the camp in Camp Darapanan, Maguindanao province, southern Philippines March 27, 2014. - Reuters picMANILA, April 15 - The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel ...
In addition, APHIS has determined that Palawan, an island province of The Philippines, is free of mango seed weevil.
6, 2012, and released by The Cambodian Center for human rights (CCHR), Cambodian environmental activist Chut Wutty, left, stands next to a log in a jungle in Kampong Thom province north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ... candles are lit at the very spot ...
"Case is point is the supposed 'no US military basing' provision; but the US can say that it would fund the construction of Philippine bases in every province in the country and under the AEDC they are allowed to use all these bases," he said. "So ...
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - Some 1,000 people in Barangay (village) Pulong Santol in Porac town, Pampanga gathered to watch the rematch between Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and American Timothy Bradley via pay-per-view showing sponsored by local ...
Organizers of the 64th edition of the literary competition, the longest-running in The Philippines, said they will now accept entries online.
EXODUS. The Philippine Coast Guard says it's ready for the mass exodus of Filipinos to the provinces for Holy Week.
Between El Nido and Coron in The Philippines province of Palawan, there are hundreds of islands, many uninhabited, ready for exploration.


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