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Politicians still ‘meddling’ in DPWH biddings


Several politicians have allegedly defied Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson’s repeated warning against meddling in the bidding for millions of pesos worth of road and other public infrastructure projects and ignored President Aquino’s “daang matuwid (straight path)” crusade.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard allows large interisland vessels to sail in 3 Cebu routes

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Noting improved sea conditions in some parts of the Visayas and northern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has allowed interisland vessels weighing over 250 gross tons to sail in at least three routes.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH Math team tops int’l contest with 18 medals


The 18-member Philippine Mathematics team had hoped and prayed to “bring honor to the country” in the 6th International Young Mathematicians’ Competition (IYMC), held on Dec. 2 to 5 in Lucknow, India.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Contractors reminded to secure overhead cranes ahead of ‘Ruby’

A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has asked private contractors to secure their overhead cranes on top of buildings under construction, particularly those in areas in the path of Typhoon “Ruby” (international name Hagupit).   In an advisory over the weekend, the Department of Public Works and Highways head made the call to […]

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard allows interisland vessels to sail as ‘Ruby’ still 1,600 km off northeastern Mindanao

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With Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) still over 1,600 kilometers off northeastern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday allowed interisland vessels to ply their routes in Southern Tagalog, Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »