By Doris C. Bongcac
The Palace of Justice, the Central Visayas regional office of the Commission on Human Rights and the “Malacañang sa Sugbu” have been cordoned off and declared off limits after structural engineers determined they had been rendered unsafe by the October 15 earthquake.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Former Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco Jr. asked Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to look into the “viability, capability and sustainability” of the Iloilo Hall of Justice.
Often used as evacuation centers during calamities, schools and universities must be evaluated for their own vulnerabilities and must put in place emergency preparedness plans, according to a bill filed by party-list lawmakers.
China has pledged to shut down at least 2,000 small coal mines by the end of 2015 as it tries to improve safety standards in its deadly industry.
We are recommending the immediate closure of at least 12 welding shops on Commonwealth Avenue. The area has become prone to accidents since they are operating way below the safety standards set by the local government.–Supt. Jesus Fernandez, Quezon City fire marshal
By Marlon Ramos
The government must learn its lesson from the gas explosion that ripped through a ritzy condominium in Taguig City on May 31 and left four people dead, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said.
By Germelina Lacorte
Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan said it might be high time to pass a bill monitoring and regulating the use of drones in the country because of the number of accidents involving these hi-tech devices.
By Niña P. Calleja
Construction of the The Premier Medical Center in Parañaque City—a seven-story, 150-bed modern tertiary hospital—has been ordered suspended after a worker was killed and eight others were injured when a scaffolding they were standing on collapsed on Wednesday.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
The San Juan City government is now requiring business establishments, particularly those handling financial transactions, to equip themselves with security cameras and other surveillance systems before the end of the year.
President Aquino has enacted a law mandating labels on toys and games to protect children from potential health hazards.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Classes in the Pangarap Elementary School in Caloocan City were suspended early Tuesday after the principal and assistant principal received a bomb threat through a text message in her cellphone.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) yesterday said bakasi (sea eel) from Cordova town is still safe for human consumption, but asked the public to be cautious. No traces of oil were found on the bakasi caught in barangay Buagsang yesterday when BFAR inspectors took samples. Even BFAR Assistant Regional Director Allan Poquita [...]
Our lines are safe even in the midst of a typhoon. Each tower is equipped with an automatic shut-off mechanism to prevent electric shock in the event of a fall-off.—National Grid Corp. of the Philippines spokesperson Cynthia Alabanza