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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 »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Drilon denies involvement in pork scam
  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Marketplace