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Navotas boy gets DSWD aid, accolade

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YOUNG ACHIEVER  4Ps ‘model child’ Angelo Urbano Caigas addresses DSWD personnel during Monday’s flag ceremony. DSWD photo

An exceptional 12-year-old pupil from Navotas City is this year’s poster boy of one of the government’s poverty-alleviation programs in Metro Manila.

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

Did you know: NCR index crimes

The National Capital Region posted the highest number of index crimes (murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft and car theft) among the country’s regions from January to June this year. In the first half of the year, there were 57,800 crimes against persons and property in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine National Police.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Super ‘Mario’ swamps Metro

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Trapped residents are rescued to safety after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 AP

Marikina resident Fredilie Paraños learned her lesson well when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” struck Metro Manila in 2009, flooding 80 percent of the National Capital Region and killing more than 100 people.

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

DPWH: Sorry, floods to recur till all 100 projects finished

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Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines.  AP

The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.

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

Did you know: Unemployment

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, as of July 2014, the National Capital Region had the highest unemployment rate among all regions at 10.3 percent. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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