Month: December 2011

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Gov’t campaign vs. firecrackers on

Health Secretary Enrique Ona has announced the government’s firework-injury reduction campaign, dubbed Aksyon: Paputok Injury Reduction (APIR). APIR which also means ‘Give me five’ in local slang, focuses on the complete set of fingers representing five reminders to prevent injury and five suggestions to keep safe while celebrating the holidays. Ona said  the five reminders...

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Corona wants impeachment rap dismissed

MANILA — Chief Justice Renato C. Corona has asked the Senate for the outright dismissal of the impeachment complaint filed against him by the House of Representatives. In his answer to the impeachment charges, Corona asked for the outright dismissal of the “Verified Impeachment Complaint,” for failing to meet the requirements of the Constitution or...

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PNoy creates task force to look into Mindanao flashfloods

MANILA — The official tally of those who died from tropical storm Sendong is 1,171, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Monday (December 26) said. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said that 1,079 remain missing while 4,594 were injured. Those who were rescued or have survived were 441. As...

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Reds vow more offensives to force peace talks

MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines said it would intensify attacks of its military wing, the New People’s Army, against government forces to compel the present administration to talk peace with the insurgents. “Indeed, the only way to compel the enemy to engage in serious negotiations is to inflict major defeats on it...

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PNP crackdowns on illegal fireworks

MANILA – Philippine National Police Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome again ordered all PNP unit commanders to intensify the crackdown against the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution and use of prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices. Bartolome said the PNP fully supports the Iwas Paputok campaign of the national government which aims to minimize firecracker-related deaths and...

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Two cops face dismissal for indiscriminate shooting

MANILA – Philippine National Police chief Nicanor Bartolome has ordered the dismissal and filing of administrative and criminal charges against two policemen who figured in separate indiscriminate shooting incidents on Christmas Day. PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. identified the two erring cops as Police Officers 1 Lloyd Fernandez, 30 and Fulgencio Sedeco. Cruz...

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Las Piñas pawnshop burglarized

MANILA – Unidentified suspects broke into a pawnshop in Las Piñas City Monday (December 26), seizing PhP850,000 worth of gadgets, jewelry, and cash on Monday. Reports said the employees of the Le-An Pawnshop at Unit 3, CAC Building along CAA Road in Pulang Lupa Dos found a hole in their vault when they opened for...

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If looks could kill: death from beauty treatments?

If looks could kill: death from beauty treatments?

Thanks to endless possibilities in science, now every woman can indulge in her vanity. So diverse are the treatments that these days, it’s very possible to go from dark-skinned and flat-chested for example to fair and buxom. To be honest, I’ve personally tried intravenous glutathione shots even though there have been warnings about people who...

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Christmas Eve Safety Tips

Christmas Eve is a time for merriment. It is an occasion for family get-togethers and gift giving. Despite this, the season is not a time for letting our guard down. Just like any other day, Christmastime requires everyone to be careful to avoid mishaps and becoming victims of crime. As much as possible, don’t leave...

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Don’t go back to danger areas, PNoy says

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to prevent affected residents from returning to the danger areas in the city following a deadly flashflood spawned by Typhoon Sendong that killed hundreds of people on Saturday. “Going back to danger areas should no...