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9 in 10 Filipinos remain hopeful for 2015—Pulse Asia

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Majority of Filipinos said they will face 2015 with hope, a survey from pollster Pulse Asia revealed on Monday.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP enforces no-leave policy for Christmas, New Year

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MANILA, Philippines‎–Policemen on duty will no longer be allowed to take a five-day vacation on Christmas and New Year as Philippine National ‎Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima enforced a “no-leave, no-break” policy from December 15, 2014, to January 10, 2015. The policy is part of the PNP’s “Ligtas Paskuhan 2014″ operation to deter […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Avoid stress by shopping, partying early — DOH

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Do your Christmas shopping early. Plan your parties and get-togethers way ahead of time. And make sure you get enough sleep amid all the holiday hustle and bustle.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Firecracker injuries grew by 9%; review of local ban sought

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A man waits for his drug prescription after being treated for his hand injury following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. AP/Bullit Marquez

The total number of injuries caused by firecrackers from Dec. 21, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014 grew by nine percent from the 2012 Christmas to 2013 New Year period, prompting health officials to renew their calls to review the current laws on the use and sale of firecrackers and other explosives.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Number of New Year revelry casualties tops 1,000 mark

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A boy injured by a firecracker weeps at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year's celebrations. AFP/NOEL CELIS

Almost a week after the New Year revelry, the Department of Health has already counted 1,018 injuries.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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