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All national roads and bridges affected by quake now open to the public—DPWH

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 07:00 PM | No Comments
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Thursday (April 25) that all national roads and bridges affected by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake are now open to the...

Lawmakers question lax enforcement of sanctions vs power producers with unscheduled outages

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 06:50 PM | No Comments
The Senate of the Philippines conducted an investigation on the thinning electric supply in Luzon Grid brought about by the unplanned maintenance shutdown of some power plants. The Committee on...

Earthquake and other calamities might cause failure of elections—Comelec

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 06:29 PM | No Comments
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said failure of elections can be declared during an earthquake or other calamities. Comelec Spokesperson Director James Jimenez said violence, terrorism, and cheating will also...

DOH conducts psychological debriefing for earthquake victims in Porac

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 06:15 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) has begun conducting psychological debriefing in Porac, Pampanga for victims of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Luzon and Metro Manila on April 22. The...

Expert urges government to strictly implement laws on building construction

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 04:39 PM | No Comments
An expert on structural engineering is confident that the Philippines has enough laws on the construction of buildings to ensure that infrastructures can withstand earthquakes and calamities. Engineer Danny Domingo,...

PNP prepares raps vs Chuzon owner

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 04:05 PM | No Comments
The Philippine National Police (PNP) is preparing the cases to be filed against the owner of Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga. This was after the building collapsed due to the...

Envoy reiterates plea for repatriation after another Filipino gets hurt in Libya fighting

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 03:14 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato on Wednesday (April 24) reiterated his plea for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Tripoli to go home. Cato reported on his social media...

NUPL takes ‘Oust Duterte’ matrix to SC

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 03:11 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) has taken the issue of the alleged “oust-Duterte” matrix to the Supreme Court to justify its plea for protection from...

PNP conducts manhunt vs Acierto, 7 others

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 02:55 PM | No Comments
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has conducted a manhunt against ex-policeman Eduardo Acierto and seven others. This was after they received the warrant of...

Luzon grid on red, yellow alerts anew

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 12:26 PM | No Comments
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has placed the Luzon grid under yellow and red alerts again on Thursday (April 25). In an advisory posted on Facebook, the...