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Employees ordered out of buildings as quake rocks Ilocos

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Imee Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Gov. Imee Marcos ordered employees at the provincial capitol and other government buildings here to move out of their offices as a precaution after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the province on Monday afternoon.

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

DOH checking for new virus strain in measles outbreak

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The Department of Health declared Measles Outbreak with the increasing number of measles patients. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health is studying if the measles outbreak in many parts of the country is due to a new strain from abroad.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Fireworks ban in effect in parts of south Metro

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TOXIC watch group EcoWaste Coalition warns buyers against charms that supposedly bring the owner good luck after these test positive for harmful chemicals like lead and arsenic. Alexis Corpuz

Some areas in the southern part of Metro Manila are hoping to usher in the New Year without a bang. In Muntinlupa, the city government has imposed a ban on fireworks and firecrackers for the duration of the holiday season.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

Our presence will be felt round-the-clock to ensure public safety. We have enough personnel to man the streets and our rescue teams will be deployed strategically in all the cemeteries around the Metropolis.–Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC to DPWH: Fix perilous footbridge

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STATING THE OBVIOUS The chief of Quezon City’s public safety department says these cables have to go.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The Quezon City government on Saturday said it would ask the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to remove the power cables that endanger pedestrians on a recently opened footbridge in the busy Philcoa area, a day after the Inquirer reported on the P30-million structure.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Air pollution takes toll on China’s tourism

A man wears a mask on Tiananmen Square in thick haze in Beijing. China, one of the most visited countries in the world, has seen sharply fewer tourists this year, with worsening air pollution partly to blame. AP FILE PHOTO

China, one of the most visited countries in the world, has seen sharply fewer tourists this year — with worsening air pollution partly to blame.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

We don’t want to compromise the public safety. We will continue our operations against street children and juvenile delinquents in the city. We encourage parents of those children to do their share to ensure the welfare and to protect the rights of those kids.—Senior Supt. Richard Albano, district director of the Quezon City Police District Office

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bus marshalls nab 4 pickpockets in Q.C.

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It pays to be alert when taking public transport.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Senator says geohazard maps too technical

Geohazard maps produced by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) are not effective tools to warn people against pending disasters simply because they are too technical and not understood by common people, a senator said here.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100 Coast Guard men to secure bridges, rivers, ports for Black Nazarene march

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Philippine Coast Guard

The chief of Philippine Coast Guard disclosed on Monday that the 100 Coast Guard personnel to be deployed during Wednesday’s Feast of the Black Nazarene “will man and secure the bridges, rivers and harbors along the route of the traditional procession.”

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Ex-soldier person of interest in Nicole Ella’s killing

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CLASSMATES’ PROTEST Nicole Ella dances the hours away before New Year’s Eve. By midnight, a stray bullet had snuffed out the life of the little girl who loved Barbie. At right, pupils of Tala Elementary School march to Nicole’s house. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLA FAMILY

A former soldier who is now a barangay (village) official in Caloocan City was almost tagged Thursday a suspect in the killing of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella in celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Firecracker injury toll rises to 800

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AP FILE PHOTO

The number of people injured by firecrackers during the Christmas and New Year holidays rose Thursday to nearly 800, still about 21 percent lower than the total injuries reported last year, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nicole Ella, 7, dies; pa stops docs, says she’s suffered enough

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Stephanie Nicole Ella (second from left), her 5-year-old brother Ken and her cousins eagerly await New Year’s Eve outside their home in Caloocan City unaware that she would be hit by a stray bullet at midnight. Note date on photo at right. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLA FAMILY

Stephanie Nicole Ella, the 7-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a stray bullet while watching the fireworks show outside her Caloocan City home on New Year’s Eve, fought for 38 hours to stay alive.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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