Month: August 2013

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CAAP Holds 1st Philippine Aviation Safety and Good Corporate Governance Symposium

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) held a symposium to promote aviation safety and corporate good governance last August 30, 2013. The 1st Philippine Aviation Safety and Good Corporate Governance Symposium was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) which was attended by representatives from different companies of the aviation industry operating...

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CJ Sereno Marks Her 1st Year with Controversies, Accomplishments, and Vision

There’s no better way to celebrate Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s first year in the Supreme Court than to confront several controversies that range from internal politics to court decisions to systemic corruption. Perhaps the lady justice chief has already gotten used to all issues thrown at the judiciary that she managed to keep quiet...

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Three Rebel Encounters and A Militiaman’s Release

The NPA has finally released Private First Class Rodello Canada Arigonan of the 1001st Brigade of the Philippine Army. Arigonan was freed at about 1:00 p.m. in Brgy. Panangan, Maco town, Compostela Valley on August 24. The release was facilitated in cooperation with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte along with members of Sowing the Seeds...

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Janet Lim-Napoles Surrenders

Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, has surrendered to authorities Wednesday night. According to an official statement from Malacañang, Napoles surrendered to President Aquino at 9:37 this evening. Napoles is wanted on charges of illegal detention from the alleged kidnapping of Benhur Luy. Earlier today, the palace has issued a P10-million bounty for...

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Million People March Generally Peaceful, Emergency Responders Ensured Safety

The Million People March held in Luneta on August 26 was generally peaceful and no emergency incident was reported, said the Philippine National Police. Thousands of concerned Filipinos calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) following reports of corruption attended the ‘picnic protest.’ The event was held on Heroes Day, a...

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Luneta: Million People March against Pork Barrel

It all started with a whistle blower.  And then another.  Until the issue escalated beyond control and now, the common people are really exasperated, out of patience and very annoyed with the government.  The Priority Development Assistance Fund of Congress (PDAF), better known as the Pork Barrel, is now under scrutiny and hot water and the...

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LPA Now Tropical Depression ‘NANDO’

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) off the coast of Dinagat Island is now a Tropical Depression. According to the weather bulletin issued by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 11:30 a.m. August 25, the Low Pressure Area East of Dinagat Islands has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “NANDO”. According to...

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Achieving Emergency Preparedness

Lately we have had some major security incidents that have caused a big stir not only with security practitioners but with the public safety community and the general public.  The big stir is the question and quandary of ‘why did we mishandle these incidents?!” Despite all the earlier conventions and seminars, all the given Emergency...

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Aquino: ‘It is time to abolish PDAF’

President Benigno Aquino III has issued a statement today expressing his support for the abolition of the pork barrel. The Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or popularly called pork barrel has been the center of controversy involving billions of Pesos lost to corruption. On its revelation, numerous groups called for the abolition of PDAF. In...

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MARINA Re-Inspects More Marine Vessels for Seaworthiness

Shortly after the sea mishap involving MV Super Shuttle Ferry 10 at Port Pulambato in Bogo, Cebu, The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) called for re-inspection of 25 vessels operated by Asian Marine Transport Group to ensure the carriers are still seaworthy. MARINA administrator ordered all vessels to stay in port while re-inspection and additional audit...