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Lawmakers don’t believe MRT line is safe

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The private firm maintaining the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 remains in denial about the true state of the country’s biggest train system as it rejected an adverse report by Hong Kong’s MTR Corp. Ltd., that revealed the alarming state of its tracks and trains.

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

PNP steps up police presence for ‘Misa de Gallo’

DAWNMASS People attend the first of nine dawn Masses at San
Dionisio Chapel in Parañaque City, on the outskirts of Manila in this
picture taken Dec. 16, 2012, to signal the start of the Christmas
season The tradition of dawnMasses dates back to the Spanish era.
The Philippines ismore than 70 percent Catholic. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police will step up its police presence when the Christmas season officially begins today with the traditional nine-day “Simbang Gabi” (dawn Masses).

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH: Don’t risk lives over firecrackers

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REVELRY TURNS TO REGRET  A firecracker victim in 2011  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After the last “Big Bang,” over a thousand people were hospitalized, with 25 of them ending up as amputees and nearly 150 injuring their eyes.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Secure building cranes, contractors told

Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER.net PHOTO/Noy Morcoso

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has reminded private contractors to secure the overhead cranes on buildings under construction, particularly those in areas in the path of Typhoon “Ruby.”

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Contractors reminded to secure overhead cranes ahead of ‘Ruby’

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A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has asked private contractors to secure their overhead cranes on top of buildings under construction, particularly those in areas in the path of Typhoon “Ruby” (international name Hagupit).   In an advisory over the weekend, the Department of Public Works and Highways head made the call to […]

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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