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Aquino lauds modern equipment after inspecting NAIA, port, bus terminals


President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday was impressed to see the new equipment installed in the country’s transportation hubs as he did his usual round of inspections in time for the Holy Week.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

QC cops bear crosses as penance for demerits

Members of the Quezon City police carry wooden crosses as they take part in a Station of the Cross headed by Chief Superintendent Richard Albano in observance of the Lenten Season at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/ PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

Quezon City policemen bore on Wednesday morning 30-kilogram crosses as part of their penitence and sacrifice, commemorating the passion of Christ through the Way of the Cross along Elliptical Road.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DPWH to favor road rehab over preventive maintenance in next 2 years

Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways will “prioritize rehabilitation over preventive maintenance” in the preservation of the country’s road network, which is valued at P1.2 trillion, in the last two years of the Aquino administration.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Penitents invited to 7-km walk


The Catholic Church is offering devotees another venue for offering prayers and sacrifices on Good Friday: A seven-kilometer penitential walk for the country’s safety from deadly calamities and accidents this year.

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

Broken rail forces MRT 3 to shorten run


The management of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) said it would look into the integrity of the railway line’s tracks this week after a “broken rail” temporarily paralyzed operations on Tuesday morning.

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

Did you know

Today, April 16, is the 122nd birth anniversary of outstanding restaurateur and exponent of Filipino cuisine Engracia Reyes. Known as the “mother of Filipino cooking,” Reyes was born in Navotas in 1892 and later received the “Mother of the Year” award from President Ramon Magsaysay. The Aling Asiang Gintong Ina Award for Outstanding Mother of the Year award was also established in her honor in 1982 while a street in Ermita was named after her. Reyes died on July 6, 1975. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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

After road reblocking, DPWH eyes major rehab of Edsa


After the P230 million concrete reblocking of Edsa which is expected to be completed this Holy Week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to push for the implementation of the much-delayed P3.74 billion major rehabilitation of the 23-kilometer thoroughfare, the busiest in Metro Manila.

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

Makati sets antidrug forums with local execs


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 »


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 »

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 »

Motorcycle race ends in shooting; 1 killed, 6 hurt

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A man was killed while six others were injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning during an illegal motorcycle race on a Quezon City thoroughfare in which one group felt cheated, police said.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MRT contractor denies involvement in extortion try

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A former contractor for the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit maintenance project denied involvement in the alleged attempt to extort $30million fund from Czech firm Inekon.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MRT breakdowns: Let me count those days


For the commuters of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3, patience is a virtue.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  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
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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