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INQToday: 1 dead, 63 injured in Bulacan church collapse

/ 06:21 PM February 14, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

1 dead, 63 injured in Bulacan church collapse

One person died and 63 others were injured on Ash Wednesday following the collapse of the second floor of a church in San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan, according to the district Rep. Rida Robes on Wednesday.


The number of people initially reported injured increased from 44 to 63.


Zubiri, Romualdez agree to work professionally

Senate  President  Juan Miguel Zubiri and House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez have agreed  to  “work professionally” and set aside their differences.

Zubiri  himself  confirmed his meeting with the Romualdez during the 100th birthday celebration of  chief presidential legal adviser Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday.

DOJ OKs filing of case vs owners of oil spill vessel, several others

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday approved the filing of a criminal case against owners of M/T Princess Empress and several others for the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro and parts of Batangas province last year.

Named in the complaint are the corporate officers and several employees of RDC Reield Marines Services, Inc., the shipping company that owns and operates M/T Princess Empress, 19 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel, and two Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) personnel.


P100 daily wage hike bill gets Senate nod on 2nd reading

The Senate on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill pushing for a P100-daily minimum wage increase for private sector workers. 

Senate Bill No. 2534 under Committee Report No. 190 was unanimously approved during Wednesday’s plenary session.

DepEd still verifying reports of 750 gb data breach

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday said it is already verifying reports of a data breach in a certain education department.

“We have instructed the field offices to run diagnostics and verify if there was indeed a hack,” DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa told reporters through Viber.

DSWD welcomes proposal on distributing rice instead of cash to 4Ps

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday welcomed the suggestion to distribute rice instead of cash assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

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In a text message, DSWD co-spokesperson Irene Dumlao told that it was ready to participate in meetings that involved changes in their implementation of the 4Ps.

TAGS: 4Ps, Bulacan church collapse, DepEd, DepEd data breach, DoJ, DSWD, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Martin Romualdez, Oriental Mindoro oil spill, Senate, SJDM, wage hike

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