By Jeannette I. Andrade
, Jerry E. Esplanada
The government spends millions of pesos supposedly to build better infrastructure, or at least make them safer. To make new roads or bridges, for example, private lands are bought, houses are demolished and even trees are uprooted if they stand in the way of development.
By Germelina Lacorte
Worried by the spate of bombing in other areas of Mindanao, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, he was considering calling off the weeklong Kadayawan Festival.
A FAMILY of three in barangay Lahug was pulled to safety by rescuers from the Cebu City disaster office after heavy rains and strong winds caused a 50-foot tree to fall down and drag high-tension power lines to the ground. Jose Pacquiao, his wife and four-year-old son were safely evacuated from their house on A. [...]
Despite the dangers they may encounter in the streets, some kids in Lapu-Lapu City continue to sell newspapers late at night till early dawn to help provide for their families’ needs. At 11 p.m., “Gil” carries four dozen local newspapers in his hands, as he calls out to taxi drivers, pedicab drivers, and passengers to [...]
By Niña P. Calleja
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has issued guidelines requiring the drivers and operators of heavy vehicles carrying cement to have signs warning other motorists to keep a safe distance from them.
For safety purposes, developers of condo units especially for those highrise structures in Metro Manila should seek the approval of the Department of Energy if they are opted to install Liquified Petroleum Gas connection.—LPG Marketers’ Association (LPGMA) Partylist Rep. Arnel Ty
Flyovers and road intersections in Cebu City will be assessed to determine if these structures are safe for use by motorists, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said yesterday.
By Nikko Dizon
The guns are silent for now between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group but the military will secure the area to prevent a possible spillover of hostilities should the fighting erupt again.
By Jerry Esplanada
, Jodee A. Agoncillo
Amid the religious frenzy comes a word of caution.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan and Tina G. Santos
Fire authorities are discouraging the use of sky lanterns while the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is prohibiting the burning of tires during the New Year’s Eve revelry.
By Philip C. Tubeza
With drums rolling and horns blowing, Department of Health (DOH) officials took their anti-firecracker campaign, on Thursday to Pandacan, Manila—site of the Pandacan oil depot—to lobby for a safer means of merrymaking.
The constant checkpoints, patrols around the city, backtracking of criminal cases to profile suspects on how they operate, are among the reasons the crime rate in Mandaue City for November went down.
By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang ruled out, on Thursday, the lifting of a state of emergency in Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato City, which was imposed in November 2009, by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the aftermath of the Maguindanao massacre.