Month: March 2012

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Cloudy weather to dampen start of Holy Week

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has warned of possible flashfloods and landslides in Northern and Central Luzon. In its 5 a.m. advisory Friday (March 30), Pagasa said the country, particularly Northern and Central Luzon, will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the...

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NPA marks 43rd anniversary

The Communist Party of the Philippines has called on its followers to undertake mass activities to mark the 43rd anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) today (March 29). “On March 29, let us mark the 43rd anniversary of the NPA by celebrating the victories of the past year and steeling our determination to bring...

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One dead, six injured in daring robbery at Ortigas mall

A grenade has exploded and a gunfight ensued in a daring robbery Thursday morning inside Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas, killing a bank security guard injuring six others. According to reports, robbers threw two grenades towards a Security Bank cash delivery van that was set to deliver money to the Sanry moneychanger shop. The other grenade...

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No coding scheme on entire Holy Week

The Metro Manila Development Authority has announced that the Number Coding scheme will be lifted from April 2 to 9. From April 2 to 4 however, the scheme will still be in effect in Makati and Las Piñas. It will be regular holidays on Maundy Thursday (April 5), Good Friday (April 6) and Araw ng...

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Five-day holiday during the Lent

It’s not going to be just four, but five days in the long Holy Week holiday next week. The three contiguous national holidays for April are as follows: April 5, 2012 – Maundy Thursday April 6, 2012 – Good Friday April 9, 2012 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan Proclamation No. 295 has said the following...

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Trader shot dead after leaving moneychanger shop

Four motorcycle-riding men shot dead a businessman last Friday (March 23) night in front of family members aboard their sports utility vehicle (SUV). The men later took the victim’s bag containing millions of pesos. Reports said Adonis Peren, 45, and his wife and son were on their way home to Lemery, Batangas after exchanging currency...

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Traffic enforcers don summer wear

Don’t be surprised if you see traffic enforcers of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in shorts and rubber shoes. You are not imagining things. The MMDA Chairman has announced that members of the Agency’s EDSA 500 traffic constables will use the “Type C” uniform, consisting of MMDA short pants with blue regular uniform with...

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MMDA gears up for Holy Week traffic

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis N. Tolentino Friday (March 23) activated Oplan Metro Alalay Semana Santa 2012 (MASS 2012) to address the expected traffic congestion during the Holy Week exodus and the influx of motorists on Easter Sunday and Monday. Oplan MASS 2012 will be headed by MMDA Assistant General Manager for Operations Atty....

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The World According to Doc Ted Esguerra

He is known for his role as the physician of the Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition Team and the Voyage Balangay. Dr. Ted Esguerra, as you may not know, is also one of the foremost experts in disaster preparedness and advanced medical and technical rescue operations in Southeast Asia. Much sought after as an emergency medical...