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‘To decongest Manila port, send back trash, diaper cargo to Canada’

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Looking for a quick way to ease congestion at the Port of Manila? An environmental group has proposed a solution: Send back to Canada 50 freight containers of toxic waste shipped by an Ontario-based company to its consignee in Valenzuela City last year.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Faking bus scheme stickers as easy as ABC, MMDA learns

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MMDA chair Francis Tolentino on Tuesday presents the new color-coded stickers for the Bus Segregation Scheme on Edsa, following the discovery that some bus operators had been faking the stickers under the previous marking system.

Faking it was apparently as easy as A-B-C. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday said several bus operators had been caught faking MMDA stickers under the agency’s Bus Segregation Scheme, enabling them to deceive traffic marshals and stop anywhere they like on Edsa.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Steel braces to make Naia quake-resistant

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Structural steel braces that will let the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 1 withstand a strong quake are now being installed under phase two of the ongoing renovation program.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Marikina to host Asean School Games

Mayor Del De Guzman

Marikina City along with the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) will play host to the sixth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) School Games this year.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Anastacia Giron-Tupas

Known as the Dean of Philippine Nursing, Anastacia Giron-Tupas was born on Aug. 24, 1890. In 1917, Tupas was named the first Filipino chief nurse and superintendent of the Philippine General Hospital School of Nursing. She also headed the committee that prepared the bill systematizing Philippine nursing education passed in 1919. In 1959, through the initiative of the Civic Assembly of Women of the Philippines, she received the Presidential medal of merit. Tupas died on Sept. 28, 1972.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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