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No fear, no walls for armless Fil-Am

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“DESIRE, persistence and fearlessness will help anyone accomplish anything,” says Jessica Cox, shown here after tying her shoelaces using her feet during her talk in Pasig City. ALEXIS CORPUZ

She decided to take off her prosthetic arms at age 14 and had since been “celebrating” life.   And that continuing celebration can now be divided into several chapters: She finished college, learned to play the piano and drive a car, earned a black belt in taekwondo, got into scuba diving, became a licensed pilot—and [...]

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Higher Philhealth fees cover those earning P8K or less, OFWs, others

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. clarified on Wednesday that only members belonging to selected sectors have been affected by the adjustments in premium contributions, contrary to some reports in the media.   At the Fernandina forum in San Juan City on Wednesday, Rodolfo del Rosario Jr., officer in charge of the PhilHealth’s corporate communications [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCGG: Gov’t, not Marcos victims, owns Monet painting

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STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

The Philippine government continues to assert its legal claim to a valuable Claude Monet painting that was the subject of a $10-million settlement between the lawyers of the Marcos rights abuse victims and the buyer of the painting, which is believed to be part of the ill-gotten assets of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dutch arrested for indiscriminately firing gun in Pasig City

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The police on Monday arrested a Dutch national for indiscriminately firing his gun in Pasig City.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t upbeat about EU maritime audit

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A recruiter displays a signboard offering jobs to Filipino seamen, complete with salaries at a park in Manila in this file photo. The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.  AFP PHOTO Joel NITO

The Philippines has yet to fully address two of the three maritime issues a European audit team raised back in April, with barely four months to go before the team returns for another inspection.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abalos seeks court OK to reset Taiwan trip sked

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Former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former elections chair Benjamin Abalos has petitioned the courts handling his electoral sabotage cases for permission to reschedule his trip to Taiwan for the end of January.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No passport, no trip for Abalos

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Former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A second court has acted favorably on former Commission on Elections Chair Benjamin Abalos’ request to fly to Taiwan for a few days but he can’t leave just yet since his passport has to be revalidated.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t, civil society groups, citizens judged ‘guilty’ over lousy traffic

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Imagine a biker disrupting court proceedings to send someone a telegram.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DepEd mulls Spanish for students

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro. FILE PHOTO

“¡Hola! Me llamo Kristine. ¿Como te llamas?” If all goes well, Filipino high school students in a few years will be speaking the language of our forefathers—for most of them anyway.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2 immigration men aided Reyes brothers’ escape

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HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN? A new police poster shows ex-Palawan Gov. Joel T. Reyes and his brother, Coron Mayor Mario T. Reyes, both wanted for the murder of environmental activist Gerry Ortega. REDEMPTO D. ANDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A hooded man claimed Wednesday he drove former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) where they boarded a plane to Vietnam, purportedly facilitated by immigration personnel, to evade prosecution for the murder of environmentalist Gerardo Ortega in January 2011.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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