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
By DJ Yap
, Julie M. Aurelio
, Maricar B. Brizuela
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
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.
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
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has readied a total of 166,863 family food packs in areas severely hit by Typhoon “Glenda.”