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Old bombs share space with Virgin Mary at Manila police office

THIS year’s yield of assorted vintage bombs so far.

The men of the Manila Police District’s (MPD) bomb squad risk life and limb in every operation to ensure the public’s safety. Yet their very office is virtually a ticking time bomb that can endanger people in surrounding establishments, including a school and a hospital.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metro safety ‘Legion’ deployed to Bulacan for Iglesia ni Cristo event


Local government officials in the capital and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will send a team to Bulacan province to ensure the safety of around three million people expected to attend the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) centennial celebration on July 27.

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

Safety goes with devotion in Bocaue fluvial parade

BACK AFTER 21 YEARS  The Inquirer mascot Guyito rides on the three-story pagoda as it crosses the Bocaue River before the fluvial parade celebrating the Feast of the Mahal na Krus sa Wawa in Bocaue, Bulacan province. The event returns 21 years after a similar pagoda sank, killing 300 devotees.  RICHARD A. REYES

It was no ordinary fiesta in this riverside town in Bulacan province on Sunday. Excitement was palpable as residents, many in their Sunday best, trooped to Bocaue River to relive—or maybe forget—a tragedy that has haunted the town since 1993.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Keeping the kids safe

Do children today have a more meaningful relationship with their gadgets? The smartphone, the PlayStation, the tablet and the television may keep a child busy, but they are not substitutes for parental attention or adult supervision. They may, in fact, be harmful. How to protect the kids?

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Manila police mascot instructs students on safety

SPO1 Sta. Mesa pays a visit to students at Pio del Pilar Elementary School in Manila on the first day of classes.  RAFFY LERMA

Dressed in a police uniform minus the firearm, “SPO1 Sta. Mesa” went around public schools in Manila on Monday—the first day of classes—to give students basic safety tips as well as remind them that police officers were their friend and not someone they should be scared of.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »