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Ransomed

The long nightmare for German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, which began when they were abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits in the waters between the Philippines and Malaysia last April, is finally over. They were released on Friday night, and found walking outside the town of Patikul, on Jolo island.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Binay overstaying as BSP president

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Jejomar Binay has this habit of overstaying. He and his wife and son have been overstaying as mayors of Makati; and Binay himself has been overstaying as national president of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP).

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fallout from a tragedy

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Last week two German hostages being held by the Abu Sayyaf since April were released after full payment of a P250-million ransom demand. This according to Abu Sayyaf sources.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Season of heritage ‘massacre’

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In the aftermath of Manila’s heritage “massacre,” the question has been asked whether the construction of the 47-floor Torre de Manila violates the law. Nothing beats asking Trixie Cruz Angeles, the country’s primary heritage lawyer who played a principal role in crafting the National Cultural Heritage Law as embodied in Republic Act No. 10066.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Coal and corruption

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Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, one of the founders of Opec, once compared the world’s fossil-fuel use to “drowning in the devil’s excrement.”

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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News

  • CA confirms promotion of Army general blamed for Maguindanao massacre, 88 others
  • Raps filed vs 6 ex-solons over ‘pork’ scam; Napoles faces fresh charges
  • 4.2 quake hits off Davao Occidental
  • 1.2 million Mindanao households still without electricity, says lawmaker
  • Military cites ‘significant gains’ in anti-insurgency drive at AFP meeting
  • Sports

  • Sharapova blows chance at year-end number one
  • PBA’s Danny Ildefonso drops charges vs ‘peeping tom’
  • Schumacher’s doctor sees progress after injury
  • Lions complete ‘5-peat’
  • Bolts need 2 OTs to thwart Energy
  • Lifestyle

  • No sex please, you’re students—Zimbabwe university
  • A week on the road in North Korea
  • Mama Sita’s brings PH flavors to the world’s most prestigious food expo – The 2014 SIAL Paris
  • Living Life ‘Til The Very End
  • Toys ‘R’ Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ drug dolls
  • Entertainment

  • Cherie Gil says sorry to Vice Ganda over ‘scum’ tweet
  • Italy’s singing nun covers Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’
  • ‘Grimm’ Season 4 debuts Sunday
  • Doors that ‘Saigon’ opened for Rachelle
  • A thoroughly Asian fest for the region and beyond
  • Business

  • EU, PCCI ask PH gov’t for trade facilitation measures
  • EU not keen on Customs pre-shipment inspection amid port congestion
  • URC, Danone sign joint venture to manufacture beverages in PH
  • SSI Group prices IPO at ‘upper end’ P7.50 per share
  • Nokia in $950 million Q3 profit on growing sales
  • Technology

  • Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch
  • Driver of private car using Uber app nabbed in LTFRB sting
  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer
  • Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY–Bonhams
  • Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, October 23, 2014
  • Truck ban
  • To have peace, there must be justice
  • Double entendre
  • Binay’s politics
  • Global Nation

  • De Lima notes some ambiguous provisions in VFA
  • Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE—Human Rights Watch
  • Widodo kicks off Asean introduction with PH visit
  • DOJ to Interpol: Don’t remove ‘red notice’ tag on Aman Futures boss
  • Laude’s German boyfriend, sister regret confronting soldiers
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