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233 ship passengers stranded at Cebu port due to ‘Henry’

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Cebu Daily News FILE PHOTO

At least 233 ship passengers are stranded in the Cebu City port due to bad weather spawned by Typhoon “Henry” (international name: Matmo), the Philippine Coast Guard said on Sunday.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

60% of DAP-funded flood-control projects completed — DPWH

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TRAFFIC PROBLEM TODAY, FLOOD SOLUTION TOMORROW.  The  P560-million “floodwater interceptor project” of the DPWH on Blumentritt, Manila, is designed to hold rainwater coming all the way from Quezon City and divert it to a Tondo creek and then to Manila Bay.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Of some 100 government flood control projects funded by about P4.96 billion in Disbursement Acceleration Program, or DAP funds, more than 60 have been completed while the rest are nearing completion, according to a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) report furnished the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Padaca ‘in limbo’ but keeps working

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Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca. FILE PHOTO

With her status as an election commissioner hanging as Malacañang remains silent on her reappointment after she was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments, Grace Padaca has taken to calling herself the “commissioner in limbo.”

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH stops P5B flood-control work

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Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson: No choice. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has put on hold some P5 billion worth of high-impact, flood-control projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cebu inter-island vessel runs aground in Batangas City due to ‘Glenda’

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Typhoon Glenda

A Cebu City interisland vessel ran aground early Wednesday morning in Sta. Clara, Batangas City, after it was hit by strong winds spawned by typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun), said the Philippine Coast Guard.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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