Month: April 2012

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Koronadal City broadcaster gunned down

A reporter for radio station dxMC Bombo Radyo-Koronadal died Monday (April 30) from four gunshot wounds at the back and the neck after motorcycle-riding gunmen attacked him. Rommel Palma, 31, was driving the radio station’s patrol vehicle when he was attacked at around 5 a.m. in front of the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital. According to...

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PNP says crime rate dropped in 1st quarter

Despite a series of daring broad daylight robbery in malls and a string of heinous crimes, particularly rape slay of children, the Philippine National Police has announced a better peace and order environment in 2012. In a statement, the PNP cited crime statistics from the PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) that says...

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DPWH promises ease in traffic soon

The Department of Public Works and Highways has assured motorists and commuters that they will be able to travel along parts of Metro Manila with relative ease in the coming days as the agency hastens its road repair activities this summer season. “We will be expecting improved traffic flow along EDSA, Boni Serrano Avenue, South...

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Diarrhea outbreak kills 4 children

A diarrhea outbreak occurred in two barangays in General Santos City. Four children have died. The outbreak occurred at Purok Saludin and Purok Mudia of Barangay Labangal and Purok Salafan of Barangay Apopong. The epidemic, which ran from March 30 to April 19, affected a total of 243 persons, 132 of which were children, under...

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Flashfloods hit Davao del Sur

Despite the summer heat, heavy rainfall has caused the overflow of Pilan River in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur Thursday (April 26), triggering flashfloods. Residents moved out from their inundated homes after the waters came at around 7:30 p.m. Floodwaters subsided only around 7 a.m. the next day. There was no report of missing or...

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Alternate routes for May 2-5 truck ban bared

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the alternate routes for trucks covered by the temporary daytime truck ban from May 2 to 5. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said trucks can use the alternate routes from May 2 to 5, from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. This will be strictly implemented during the four-day...

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Daytime truck ban to be enforced May 2 to 5

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement a temporary daytime truck ban during the 45th Asian Development Bank (ADB) meeting from May 2 to 5. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the traffic scheme is aimed at decongesting Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares during the four-day international conference. Based on initial agreements with various truckers associations,...

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Man falls to death in Ortigas mall

A 52-year-old man plunged to his death from the fourth floor of the Robinsons Galleria mall in Ortigas Thursday (April 26). The Quezon City Police District identified the fatality as Willy Lo, owner of the AWD computer shop at the mall’s ground floor. Investigators said Lo landed on the second floor and died instantly. The...

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Gov’t to probe Paranaque demolition melee

The government will conduct an investigation on the demolition of structures within the Silverio compound in Paranaque City that has turned into violence even as it assured full cooperation from the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the probe to ferret out the truth on accusations of violation of human rights. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda gave...