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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

  • Afghan president visit Saudi Arabia
  • 5.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Greece
  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama
  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack
  • WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
  • Sports

  • Hudson’s long-awaited Series debut ends in loss
  • Talk ‘N Text, Rain or Shine nail first win
  • IEM whips FEU, claims Shakey’s V-League finals slot
  • Tagaytay Highlands cements WGAP 3-peat
  • Superal 3 off Czech bet after a 73
  • Lifestyle

  • Peta’s ‘FnL’ finds craziness in language–or several versions of it
  • Gantimpala Theater Foundation is looking for a new home
  • Ready for a 6-peat feat
  • ‘It’s about getting to the finals’
  • Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Gear S–available in stores starting today
  • Entertainment

  • ‘The Trial’–pluses and minuses
  • When Ryzza met Nora
  • Too many sponsors
  • Stellar performances compared
  • Exciting comers topbill ‘corruption-seduction’ drama
  • Business

  • Anti-impotence drugs seized
  • Tan pioneers BPO office dev’t in a township setting
  • Aquino seeks business sector’s help
  • ‘Medical cannabis better than some analgesics’ —former DOH secretary
  • Stocks close lower
  • Technology

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer
  • SC reminds netizens: Nothing stays private on Facebook
  • LTFRB goes after Uber vehicles; MMDA disagrees
  • SC: Privacy laws do not apply on Facebook photos freely uploaded by Internet users
  • Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, October 25, 2014
  • Overstretched
  • Fishy
  • Beyond the stutters
  • Liveable cities
  • Global Nation

  • Asean Community seen as ‘formidable force’
  • AFP apologizes for secretive operation
  • Merkel gifts China’s leader Xi with map of ancient Asia
  • What Went Before: USS Guardian running aground Tubbataha Reefs
  • Jennifer Laude buried in Olongapo City on UN Day
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