Month: May 2012

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Sudden downpour caused flooding, traffic

The sudden downpour Thursday (May 31) afternoon caused flooding in the streets and heavy traffic in Metro Manila. According to the traffic center of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), waters rose to knee-deep along Marcos Highway and Dela Paz, while Pedro Gil, Quirino Ave. and Plaza Dilao were flooded gutter-deep. Areas along EDSA Santolan,...

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Active LPA spotted in Visayas

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) today said an Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) has been spotted at 330 kilometers east of Borongan, Eastern Samar. The ALPA is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) that is affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Because of this, the regions will experience mostly cloudy...

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All systems go for June 4 school opening

The government is all set for the nationwide opening of classes next week as it announced the various contingency measures of agencies to ensure the safety of students. Malacanang said the “Oplan Balik Eskwela-Information Action Center” of the Department of Education (DepEd) will attend to the needs and queries of the parents and students during...

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PNP presses hunt against ‘Big 4’

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has flexed its muscles to press for a more aggressive manhunt in support of government’s serious effort to arrest ex-army general Jovito Palparan Jr., Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, Coron Mayor Mario Reyes and convicted Dinagat Island Congressman and cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr., also known as the “Big...

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Impeachment court convicts Corona 20-3

The Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, has convicted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona as guilty for failing to fully disclose his wealth in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth. Twenty senators found Corona guilty. They were Edgardo Angara, Alan Peter Cayetano, Pia Cayetano, Franklin Drilon, Francis Escudero, Jinggoy Estrada, Teofisto Guingona...

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Security guard robs own bank

A security guard robbed Friday (May 25) the bank he was assigned to, locking up his co-workers in a room before fleeing. Reynante Gante, a security guard from the Audacious Security Services, Inc., robbed the E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue branch of Chinabank. Police investigators said twelve bank employees, who worked till around 7:30 p.m., were...

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PNoy nominates career diplomat as envoy to China

President Benigno Aquino III has nominated career diplomat Sonia C. Brady as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced the appointment during an interview aired over government-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday (May 26). Brady served as Philippine Ambassador to Beijing from April 2006 to January 2010. She...

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PNP needs 75 technical professionals

The Philippine National Police has opened 75 vacancies for professionals who wish to join the PNP Officer Corps as Police Commissioned Officers. According to PNP Spokesman, Senior Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) is conducting another round of Lateral Entry screening process to fill authorized vacancies for technical...

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Notorious drug dealer in Bacolod arrested

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested a notorious illegal drugs dealer in a raid in Bacolod City last week. NBI Officer-In-Charge Atty. Nonnatus Caesar Rojas identified the arrested suspect as King Bautista, alias “Ike” who was convicted for violation of RA 6425 (Anti-Illegal Drugs Act), Robbery, and Attempted Homicide. He also has a...

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Security guard shot in Tampakan

An unidentified gunman shot Tuesday (May 22) a security guard of Sagittarius Mines, Inc. in Tampakan in South Cotabato. According to Sagittarius Mines, an off-duty security guard was traveling along Aspac Road in Barangay Tablu when he got shot in the forearm. Sagittarius Mines said the guard is a member of the company’s security service...