Month: October 2011

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Coup rumors fly as PNoy rejects all-out war

Coup rumors fly as PNoy rejects all-out war

Rumors of a coup plot against President Benigno Aquino III spread in mobile text messages last week. One text message called for “brave and national young officers to arrest Aquino and some generals for betraying the constitution through peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.” The Armed Forces of the Philippines consequently denied the...

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Bureau of Immigration on heightened alert vs. terrorists

Bureau of Immigration on heightened alert vs. terrorists

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is on “heightened alert” to prevent foreign terrorists and human traffickers from taking advantage of the long weekend. In a memorandum issued to all international airports and seaports, Immigration chief Ricardo David Jr. directed immigration personnel to be “extra-vigilant” and to subject under a “secondary inspection” all tourists whose purpose...

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Military launches air strikes

Military launches air strikes

The Armed Forces has launched air strikes as part of its law enforcement operations against the notorious kidnapping group of Juaning Abdulsalam in Zamboanga Sibugay. Acting Philippine Army spokesperson Maj. Harold Cabunoc said a 200-strong combined elements of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army have conducted the operations backed by OV-10 gunships and...

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Police on full alert on long weekend

Police on full alert on long weekend

To ensure security during the long weekend, the Philippine National Police has placed its entire force under full alert starting 6 p.m. Thursday (October 27). PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. reminded all unit commanders to secure all police camps and offices, vital installations, economic key points and places of convergence. Cruz also said...

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No coding scheme on November 2

No coding scheme on November 2

There will be no number-coding scheme for vehicles on November 2 (Wednesday) in the whole Metro Manila, including Makati and Las Pinas, which do not always lift their coding policy. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced the cancellation to give way to returning commuters from nearby provinces after the long weekend. MMDA Traffic Discipline...

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Senator’s brother killed

Senator’s brother killed

A half-brother of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was killed in his home in Paranaque City before midnight on Friday. Reports said a gunman wearing a bonnet entered the 2-storey house of Ramgen “Ram” Bautista Revilla in BF Homes and then shot and stabbed him and his girlfriend, Janelle Manahan. The twenty two-year old actor...

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Don’t be a victim of fire

Don’t be a victim of fire

Here are some tips to avoid fire and other accidents in your properties: 1. Burning candles should not be left unattended. 2. Do not place a candle near curtains or other combustible materials. 3. For burns, the first aid management is to relieve the pain by immersing the burned area in cold water or by...

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Safeguarding your house from Akyat Bahay during holidays

Safeguarding your house from Akyat Bahay during holidays

There will be two long weekends marking All Saint’s Day and the Muslim celebration of Eidul Adha. During these holidays, many Filipinos troop to cemeteries and vacation spots, leaving their houses and other properties unattended. These instances leave opportunities for criminals to undertake their evil plans. The most common crime against property during holidays is...

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Peace Talks and Bloodshed

Peace Talks and Bloodshed

How Can Peace Commence After a Tragic End? The murder of several young Army officers and soldiers in Sitio Bakisung, Barangay Cagmun, Al-barka, Basilan on 18 October 2011 should merit a review of the current peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Unlike the spokesman of the Army, I can express my personal views...

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Rape happens to other people but not to you

Rape happens to other people but not to you

I could have been Given Grace. This thing happened when I was 15 years old, when I was more silly and naïve than I remember. Some three years before, a grade school friend of mine taught me how to hitchhike. We were inside a private subdivision and had been having some fun after school. She...