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The Marcopper mine spill and the unending wait for justice
by Nikko Dizon - April 11, 2019 - 2:04pm
The people of this island province have endured the brunt of the worst mining disaster in the country, but the bigger heartbreak in their two-decade long quest for justice might just be the wait for redress that...
PNRC donates P2M to tsunami victims
by Nikko Dizon - January 2, 2005 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) donated some P2 million ($35,000) to the victims of the powerful tsunamis that hit six Asian countries, claimed the lives of 138,631 people and displaced over five million...
Sin discharged from hospital
by Nikko Dizon - December 20, 2004 - 12:00am
Retired Manila archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin was discharged from hospital yesterday after a week-long confinement due to high fever. Sin, who has a kidney ailment, was taken to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in...
Cardinal Sin out of danger
by Nikko Dizon - October 14, 2004 - 12:00am
Former Manila archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin is now out of danger and his condition is improving, the prelate’s physician-brother said yesterday. "So far, so good," Dr. Ramon Sin told The STAR yesterday...
Garcia faces court martial
by Nikko Dizon - October 13, 2004 - 12:00am
A general accused of massive corruption is to be tried by a military court, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced yesterday. Former Army finance chief Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia has already been suspended...
Cardinal Sin’s condition stable following heart failure
by Nikko Dizon - October 13, 2004 - 12:00am
Former Manila archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin is in stable condition but remains under intensive care after suffering congestive heart failure, a Church official said yesterday. Fr. Rufino Sescon said the cardinal...
Greenhills mall Masses suspended
by Nikko Dizon - October 12, 2004 - 12:00am
Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales has ordered an indefinite suspension of Masses at the Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan amid a brewing controversy over the construction of a Muslim mosque in the area. "To...
In crisis, Filipinos turn to God, lotto
by Nikko Dizon - October 11, 2004 - 12:00am
In times of crisis, Filipinos tend to turn to God and gambling. Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said he noticed that during difficult...
Children, pets blessed at EDSA Shrine
by Nikko Dizon - October 3, 2004 - 12:00am
St. Francis of Assissi would have liked the way his feast day was celebrated this year. Children and family pets were given separate blessings yesterday at the Mary Queen of Peace (EDSA Shrine) Church in Mandaluyong...
Celebrating culture and identity
by Nikko Dizon - September 19, 2004 - 12:00am
CEBU CITY’S SINULOG FESTIVAL is so popular that it inevitably overshadows other festivals in the region. Thus, finding the Cordova Dinagat Festival listed in the WOW Philippines Calendar of Festivals and Events...
Teen robber kills Army man
by Nikko Dizon - September 13, 2004 - 12:00am
A Philippine Army soldier was shot dead and then robbed of his valuables by a 16-year-old high school student and an accomplice in Tondo, Manila last Saturday afternoon. Police records showed victim Richard Ballos,...
‘Massive poverty threatens families across Asia’
by Nikko Dizon - September 13, 2004 - 12:00am
Massive poverty brought about by globalization is threatening the survival of families throughout Asia, the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC) has reported. "Cultural, economic, political,...
Legarda asks PET to order Congress to preserve ballot boxes
by Nikko Dizon - September 5, 2004 - 12:00am
Defeated vice presidential candidate and former Sen. Loren Legarda has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to order Congress to undertake all the necessary steps to preserve and protect the integrity...
Body found inside taxi
by Nikko Dizon - August 28, 2004 - 12:00am
Makati City traffic enforcers found a decomposing body yesterday inside an impounded mega taxi that was towed away by the city government two days ago. Police said the bloated body of Ronaldo Reyes, 27, was discovered...
‘Garbage crisis in three years’
by Nikko Dizon - August 27, 2004 - 12:00am
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando reiterated his warning of a looming garbage crisis in the next three years if no sanitary landfill is found for Metro Manila’s garbage. "We...
1,040 motorists apprehended in Makati
by Nikko Dizon - August 22, 2004 - 12:00am
The Makati government has reported that barely a month since the full implementation of its new Traffic Management Code, a total of 1,040 erring drivers have already been apprehended for committing various traffic...
Russian embassy car stolen in Makati
by Nikko Dizon - August 21, 2004 - 12:00am
Barely a month after the Makati city government announced that car theft incidents in the city have significantly decreased, thieves stole a Russian embassy car right at the Central Business District (CBD) Thursday...
Avescom soldiers free to talk to PAO — Cory
by Nikko Dizon - August 20, 2004 - 12:00am
Though she continues to doubt the credibility of the former soldiers convicted of killing her husband, former President Corazon Aquino said yesterday she has no objection to their seeking the assistance of the Public...
Controversy hounds new MMDA traffic ticketing scheme
by Nikko Dizon - August 17, 2004 - 12:00am
Just on its first day of implementation, the new traffic ticketing system of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is already being hounded by controversy and opposition. Leaders of various transport...
Bayani dares urinal critics to propose better design
by Nikko Dizon - August 12, 2004 - 12:00am
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Bayani Fernando has dared his critics to come up with a better design of urinals and waiting sheds amid growing complaints over his controversial "street...
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