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Laborer dies after fall from 7th floor of QC condominium

Novaliches, QC

A 41-year-old worker was killed on Tuesday night after he fell from the seventh floor of a condominium in Quezon City that was under construction.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cebuanos should be consulted on Mactan airport’s P17.5-B expansion—Poe

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Sen. Grace Poe has called on national and local government officials involved in the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport expansion project to protect the country’s interests in the multi-billion-peso deal.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DPWH to build 25,000 meters of concrete bridges in 2014


With a 2014 budget allocation of P12.5 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to build nearly 25,000 lineal meters of concrete bridges in various parts of the country as it aims to make all wooden bridges concrete or permanent by 2016 and strictly complying with international seismic standards.

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

11 die in Thai construction accident


Police in Thailand say an accident at a construction site near Bangkok has killed at least 11 people and injured 18 others.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Traffic jam pleas flood Palace

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OUT WITH THE TREES.  Workers earth ball small  trees on the center island as two inner lanes of Osmeña Highway in San Andres, Manila, are closed to traffic to give way to the start of the Skyway Stage 3 project. The multibillion-peso project will connect South Luzon Expressway and North Luzon Expressway.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Malacañang, inundated with appeals from motorists and commuters to address the looming monstrous traffic jams, is looking at schemes that will free up roads of obstructions such as parked vehicles, basketball courts and ambulant vendors during the duration of the construction of two major road projects in Metro Manila.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

We will get over it, says Malacañang on monstrous traffic


With a monstrous traffic jam expected due to the construction of Skyway 3, Malacañang renewed its appeal to motorists and commuters for understanding.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Monster traffic jam starts

OMINOUS SIGN.  Looking more like a warning to motorists, a traffic advisory for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project starting on Monday night is displayed along Osmeña Highway in Manila.  RICHARD A. REYES

Are you ready for some truly monstrous traffic jams and “bear with the short-term inconvenience,” as Malacañang pleaded Sunday? Construction of two major government infrastructure projects starts Monday night, and it is expected to worsen metropolitan traffic throughout the remainder of the Aquino administration.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

United States First Lady praises construction hiring of vets

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about college education, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The U.S. First Lady praised the American construction industry after it pledged to hire veterans to their business. AP

Michelle Obama says a construction industry pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 isn’t only the right and patriotic thing to do, it’s also a smart thing for business.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Last 24 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors to be completed by Feb. 15

Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

February 15 is the new deadline for the construction of 222 temporary shelters the government had planned to build for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t saves P1.6M as private contractor waives fees

Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

The government has saved nearly P1.6 million after one of over 80 private contractors involved in the construction of bunkhouses for survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas waived the payment for its contract.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP exec urges Lacson to name those obstructing rehab projects

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) challenged rehabilitation chief coordinator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to name the politicians allegedly obstructing the government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas ravaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate to probe alleged graft in building of ‘substandard’ bunkhouses


The Senate is opening yet another inquiry into the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda’’ (Haiyan) this week, this time focusing on the alleged profiteering from the construction of “substandard” bunkhouses for survivors in eastern Visayas.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t bunkhouses are insults to typhoon victims—CPP


The Communist Party of the Philippines joined the growing critics of the controversial construction of bunkhouses for typhoon victims in Leyte and Samar provinces.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
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  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
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  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
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  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

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  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • Netizens seething in anger over Aquino ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
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