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Coast Guard places sea vessels, ports on guard against Ebola

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This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus.  AP

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has issued a maritime safety advisory on precautions against the dreaded Ebola virus, which has claimed over 4,000 lives, mostly in West Africa.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Only 86 classrooms up since ‘Yolanda’ hit

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Nearly a year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the government has built only 86 of an initial 729 new classrooms planned to replace the over 4,000 rooms damaged or destroyed by the Nov. 8 storm, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) head in Region VIII.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Breakthrough seen in dengue treatment

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A staff from the DOH NCR Center for Health Development does spraying on adult mosquitoes and application of larvicide in stagnant waters in an informal settlers' neighborhood in Barangay Damayan, Quezon City, to prevent the possible spread of dengue in this file photo. The Department of Health has adopted a two-day regimen that combats dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that has claimed the lives of at least 1,680 people in more than 416,000 cases reported in the Philippines over the past three years.  INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The Department of Health (DOH) has adopted a two-day regimen that combats dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that has claimed the lives of at least 1,680 people in more than 416,000 cases reported in the Philippines over the past three years.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DPWH antiflood project in Manila 70% complete

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The government’s P560-million flood interceptor project in Blumentritt, Manila, designed to direct floodwaters from the northern part of Metro Manila to the Tondo area and then out to Manila Bay, is already 70.66 percent complete.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Davao Customs chief defies order to quit, is fired instead

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Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla INQUIRER FILE  PHOTO

Eight months after being appointed head of the Bureau of Customs’ Davao collection district, Army Brig. Gen. Ernesto Aradanas (ret.) has been relieved for alleged involvement in oil smuggling, among other irregularities.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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