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Bill requires bars to help drunk customers go home


Too drunk to go home? Leave it to the bartender.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nazareno procession to take longer due to revised route

Department of Public Works and Highways personnel conduct minor repairs on MacArthur Bridge where cracks have been found on the underside of the aging structure. The finding prompted church officials to change the procession route to ensure the safety of devotees.  RICHARD A. REYES

The feast of the Black Nazarene’s grand procession on Thursday may take two to three hours longer than usual after officials decided to make minor changes in the route.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Green group wants gov’t to mothball mothballs

Moth balls

Is it time for the Philippines to mothball mothballs?

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Law banning ’crackers seen boost to smuggling

THE CAMPAIGN against firecrackers has no effect on the village of Pogo in Dagupan City where residents light firecrackers to celebrate the New Year at noon of Jan. 1.  WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

As expected, the industry that profits from fireworks and firecrackers has objected to a government plan to ban their sale and use.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga folk see benefits of firecracker ban

A CUSTOMER tries out a horn being sold on the streets of Davao City, one of the cities in Mindanao that is enforcing a ban on firecrackers. BING GONZALES/INQUIRER MINDANAO

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Fifteen-year old Christine Vidad wants the ban on firecrackers here to stay for a good reason—she earns from it.   The ban on firecrackers helped raise Vidad’s earnings from selling paper horns, or torotot.   The equation is simple for the teenager—no firecrackers equals more torotot.   “People are buying more torotot because firecrackers [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Firecracker injuries breaches 800 mark

A firecracker victim arrives at Dr. Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during New Year revelry.  PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

The number of firecracker-related injuries has reached 804 as of 6 a.m. Thursday, Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tally shows Davao broke record for ‘torotot’ blowers

HOLIDAY lights fill the area near the Davao city hall amid a celebration that is bereft of firecrackers but filled with alternative merrymaking methods, like blowing of paper horns. BING GONZALES/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A total of 7,568 paper horn, or torotot, blowers took part in the city’s bid to break a record for most people simultaneously blowing paper horns to greet the New Year in this city where authorities have successfully enforced a firecracker ban for the last 11 years.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

City, church officials brace for Black Nazarene feast; zealots asked to keep the city clean


Church, city and other officials started to brace themselves on Tuesday for the feast of the Black Nazarene, which is expected this year to draw up to 12 million devotees from all over the country to converge on the Quiapo Church or the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in downtown Manila.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Hundreds injured in Philippine New Year countdown

Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

At least 10 revellers were brought to the East Avenue Medical Center for firecracker injuries during the first hour of the New Year.net

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Firecracker injuries worse this year’

‘KWITIS’ (SKYROCKETS) FOR SALE  Kwitis, among the most popular pyrotechnic products that revelers use to greet the New Year, are displayed on Paulate Street in Guinobatan, Albay, awaiting buyers.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Health officials are worried that this year will be “worse” than the past five years as cases of fireworks-related injuries continue to rise before the New Year, even as a growing number of local governments have banned the use of firecrackers in welcoming 2014.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

22 hurt by firecrackers, 3 by stray bullets

Two persons were hit by stray bullets while 19 others suffered various injuries caused by firecracker explosions in Cebu and the Visayas over the Christmas holiday.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Skyway operator to increase patrols

A highway worker pours sand on the bloody portion of a passenger bus that plunged from an elevated highway known as the Skyway Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in suburban Parañaque City. The operator of the 16-kilometer Skyway shouldn’t be blamed for the fatal accident that killed at least 18 people and injured 16 others, a company official said.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The operator of the 16-kilometer Skyway in Southern Metro Manila shouldn’t be blamed for the fatal accident involving a passenger bus of Don Mariano Transit Corp. early Monday, a company official said.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOLE to look into work conditions at bus firm

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said that it would look into the alleged labor standards violations of Don Mariano Transit Corp., one of whose buses figured in an accident on Monday, killing 18 people and injuring 16 others.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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