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Makati sets antidrug forums with local execs

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The Makati City government through its antidrug abuse council has launched a series of open forum-style dialogues with barangay (village) officials and residents to boost its advocacy for a drug-free city.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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Two women were hurt when the bullets fired by a policeman going after a robber broke their car’s windows on Tuesday afternoon in Quezon City. Imelda Cruz, 60 and Dianne Chavez, 24, suffered cuts during the incident at the corner of West and Quezon Avenues in Barangay West Triangle at 1:21 p.m. PO1 Dante Valdez of the Kamuning police station was part of a police team chasing a robber who had snatched the bag of a woman on the footbridge in the area. He tried to shoot the robber but the bullet hit the car being driven by Richard Cruz who was with his mother Imelda and Chavez. When the bullet broke the car window, some of the glass shards hit the two women.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC police deploys more men to bus terminals, malls

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The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has deployed more lawmen to the streets, particularly in bus stations and residential areas in preparation for the observance of the Holy Week.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM

“Most of our bus operators are not aware of the existing law that prohibits the showing of pirated and unrated movies. Only those movies with MTRCB stickers and with a PG (parental guidance) rating can be shown inside their buses.”—Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA delays Edsa repairs by 16 hours

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The repair and concrete reblocking of 94 sections on the whole stretch of Edsa will start at 2 p.m. on Holy Wednesday instead of at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Residents, tourists urged to take part in Makati’s Lenten activities

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With preparations for the Holy Week in Makati City in full swing, city officials are inviting the Catholic faithful as well as tourists to visit Barangay (village) Poblacion and take part in its traditional Lenten practices.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Truck driver killed in QC

A truck driver was shot in the head by still unidentified men in Quezon City before dawn Monday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tricycle driver hangs self; leaves teenage son

The body of a tricycle driver who tried to kill himself last year was found by his son hanging from a beam in the ceiling of their house in Sta. Cruz, Manila, on Monday morning.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bus driver suffers stroke while waiting for Pacquiao fight to start

A middle-aged bus driver died quite suddenly on Sunday in Quezon City as he was waiting for the match of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Burial assistance for QC centenarians pushed

A councilor has pushed for a P10,000 burial assistance for Quezon City residents aged 100 and above.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Muntinlupa gov’t allots P63M for scholarship program

Poor but deserving Muntinlupa students will be a getting a much-needed boost as the city government nearly tripled the budget for its scholarship program.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Marikina Memorial Day

By virtue of Proclamation No. 1417, Marikina Memorial Day is celebrated every April 16 in celebration of the city’s founding anniversary in 1630. At present, the land area of Marikina City is approximately 2,150 hectares, or 3.42 percent of the total land area of Metro Manila. Marikina has an estimate population of 513,370 as of 2012, according to the city government website.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard On Inquirer Radio 990AM: LTO exec on bus safety requirements

We were here at Araneta Center Bus Terminal as early as 5 a.m. and, surprisingly, we’ve observed that all buses from different transport companies have opted to abide by the safety requirements imposed by the government.—Mohammad Yusoph Lamping, chief of the Land Transportation Office’s Law Enforcement Service

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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