Month: October 2012

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Bus Lines Cooperate with DOTC’s Oplan Ligtas Byahe: Undas 2012

Bus lines around the country have expressed full cooperation to provide a “Convenient, Affordable, Reliable, Efficient and Safe” travel with the launching of “Oplan Ligtas Byahe: Undas 2012” campaign of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) last October 24. In Sampaloc, Manila, where a high volume of passengers is always expected during the holidays,...

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Mild Quake Shakes 4 Cities in Metro Manila

An Intensity 3 earthquake was felt in the cities of Makati, Pasig, Quezon, and Taguig in Metro Manila on Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Phivolcs said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at 10:07 a.m., 31 km northeast of Doña Remedios Trinidad in the province of Bulacan....

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Traders Killed by Robbers; One Suspect Also Dead

A father and his daughter were shot and killed in a robbery incident inside their OC Cruz Store at 1320 Felix Huertas St., Sta. Cruz, Manila around 3 p.m. last Saturday, October 27. Victims were identified as Onofre Cruz, 53, and Shirra Gutierrez, 28. According to gathered reports, the suspects were earlier seen eating at...

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Space for Human Safety and Security at World Space Week 2012

(First of Two Parts) The Philippines is one of the 65 countries around the world that has taken part in the celebration of World Space Week 2012, an event that seeks to promote awareness and development of space science and technology, from October 4 to 10. It was spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology –...

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Albay is Best PDRRMC, Now Also Gawad KALASAG Hall of Famer

LEGAZPI CITY–Albay was inducted to the 2012 Gawad KALASAG Hall of Fame for being one of the Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (PDRRMC) in the country in 2009, 2010, and 2011. According to various news sources, Albay is the first province to have been bestowed such honor from Gawad KALASAG. Albay Governor...

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Hotel Negligence: What is Basic and Adequate Security?

  All hotels in the Philippines are “negligent” in providing “basic and adequate security” to their guests based on the Philippine Supreme Court’s affirmation of a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling against Shangri-La Makati Hotel on the death of a hotel guest in November 1999. In a decision penned by Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, the...

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Securing a Solo-Parent Household

By Katrina Villareal Parenting is difficult in itself; having to do it without the support of a partner makes it much more challenging. You have to protect yourself from unemployment, getting sick, accidents, and even sudden death. So what can you do to secure your and your child’s future? 1. Establish more than one source of...

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PH is 3rd Most Disaster-Risk Country in the World—WorldRiskReport 2012

The WorldRiskReport 2012 ranked the Philippines as the third most disaster-risk country in the world. The report, which focused on “Environmental Degradation and Disasters,” was released last October 11 in Brussels. In its risk index, the report identified 15 most disaster-risk countries: (1) Vanuatu, (2) Tonga, (3) Philippines, (4) Guatemala, (5) Bangladesh, (6) Solomon Islands,...

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Security Professionals Talk About Disaster Management

“How do we perform and prepare for every stage in disasters when during the actual [incident], it’s all panic and shouting?” This was the first question raised by Ace Esmeralda, editor-in-chief of SecurityMatters, when he delivered a presentation entitled “Principles of Disasters and Disaster Management” during the monthly chapter meeting and fellowship of Philippine Chapter...