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Do’s and Don’ts during the Holy Week break

Infographics from Philippine National Police

The Philippine National Police (PNP) gave last-minute reminders on Tuesday to keep the public secured and safe as the Holy Week exodus from Metro Manila begins.

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

Coast Guard on bay patrol for Holy Week


In anticipation of the crowd expected to flock to Manila Bay during Holy Week despite a ban on swimming in its polluted waters, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said it would deploy divers and other rescue personnel to ensure the safety of bathers.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

NLEX, SCTex, Cavitex security tightened for Holy Week exodus

North Luzon Expressway. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The toll-road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is preparing contingency measures ahead of the expected surge in vehicle traffic in Metro Manila during the Holy Week.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

FDA recalls batch of local peanut butter brand

Photo from fda.gov.ph

The Food and Drug Administration has warned the public against buying a batch of a peanut butter brand found to contain high levels of an “antinutrient” or toxin.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MRT-3 remains safe; accident due to driver’s error—management

INQUIRER.net file photo

The management of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), which runs along EDSA in Metro Manila, has blamed the driver of a train involved in a “sudden braking” accident near Guadalupe station, injuring eight commuters onboard, and insisted that the MRT line remains a safe mode of transportation for millions of commuters in Metro Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river

china map

Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, a year after 16,000 carcasses were discovered in Shanghai’s main waterway, underscoring the country’s food safety problems.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

QC cracks down on poorly lit trikes

All Quezon City tricycle drivers should keep the passenger cab well lit at night to discourage criminals from preying on riders.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

25 bus firms in Skyway ‘boycott,’ says ex-solon


A former party-list representative from the transport sector revealed that several bus operators since January had been staying away from Skyway because of its low railings and that their fears were once again confirmed when a vehicle fell off the elevated highway last week.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Safety, design of metro skyway questioned


Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is seeking an inquiry into the safety of the structure and design of Metro Manila’s skyway, following a series of vehicular accidents over the last few months.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Dental amalgams safe, UP dentistry school

A dentist uses a drill as she treats a patient on September 6, 2013, in Bailleul, northern France. AFP FILE PHOTO/PHILIPPE HUGUEN

No scientific evidence links the use of mercury-containing dental amalgams or fillings with any health condition in spite of findings of high levels of mercury vapor in dental institutions and supply stores nationwide, the dean of the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry in Manila said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Disaster training goes to regions

Science Secretary Mario Montejo: Teaching risk monitoring and planning. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Beginning Monday, the government will bring training resources for disaster preparedness to local officials in 17 regions nationwide.

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

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM

We are still in the stage of consulting all the stakeholders on how we are going to set a speed limit for all public utility vehicles. We are targeting this month for the launch of speed limiters for buses in Metro Manila.—Winston Ginez, chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

San Juan tricycles required to light up passenger cabs

ANOTHER preoccupation of tricycle drivers in Baler, Aurora: Guiding tourists.  ANDRE MEDINA/CONTRIBUTOR

Tricycle drivers in San Juan City could be fined as much as P1,000 and even risk going to jail, if they fail to put on their headlights and illuminate the insides of their tricycle at night.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
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  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
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  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
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