By Jovic Yee
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.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
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.
By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
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.
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?
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.