Month: October 2013

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Safety Tips For ‘Undas’

Going to visit the cemetery or going out of town? Here are some tips to ensure a safe and incident-free All Saint’s Day. Going to the Cemetery Always bring an umbrella, drinking water, food, hand towels, and fans; and wear light clothes to prevent heat stroke. If under medication, don’t forget to bring your medicines....

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Understanding the Risks on the Playground

Keeping kids safe is every parent’s primary goal, but is there such a thing as being too safe? On the surface, the idea of eliminating all potential risks from a playground seems to be a good one. In the eyes of many parents, a risk-free playground is an ideal proposition. The findings of the U.S....

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Training Aircraft Crash-Lands Over Lahar Trail

A Cessna 152 flight training aircraft with registry number RP-C8832 carrying two persons on board crash landed over a lahar trail Wednesday in Pampanga. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Deputy Director General Capt. John C. Andrews identified the owner operator of the said aircraft as Omni Aviation Corporation, a Fixed Base Operator (FBO)...

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Five Tips For Holiday Shopping Safety

In 2012 the average American shopper spent $749.52 during the holiday shopping season, with more than half of that going toward gifts and more than half being spent on online shopping, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). McAfee warns that holiday shopping season is prime time for online scammers. Whether you’re heading out to...

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Barangay Elections Generally Peaceful, No Polls in 94 Barangays

The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported “no serious peace and order concerns in their areas of responsibility” during yesterday’s barangay elections. Despite this, the PNP confirmed several incidents during election day. According to the PNP, such incidents in no way affected the the overall peace and order in the conduct of yesterday’s elections. From September...

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Ballot Snatching Reported in Monday Morning Polls

Two incidents of ballot snatching were reported in the morning of today’s barangay elections, October 28. A ballot box was snatched from the Board of Election Teller (BET) in Antonio, Catubig, Northern Samar. The incident happened around midnight and has affected two voting precincts. Maanwhile, another ballot box was reported snatched in Barangay Bukut Umus,...

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NPA Takes 6 Barangay Officials Hostage

Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) have taken hostage at least five barangay officials in the municipality of Loreto in Agusan del Sur. In the morning of October 24, the rebels attacked Brgy. Sabud and took hostage village chief Lito Andalique and village councilors Balaba Andalique, Marvin Bantuasan, Crisanto Piodos, Pepe Subla, and Maria...

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Bronze Sculpture Stolen From Rizal Park

An 80kg sculpture was discovered missing from Rizal Park in Manila last weekend. Park officials discovered the artwork missing from its outdoor spot in the park’s Kanlungan ng Sining (Artists’ Haven) area. The area also holds the office of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), the owner of the sculpture. The sculpture “Un-MASS-King” was...

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Eight Gov’t Troops Killed in NPA Ambush

Five soldiers and three militiamen were killed in a landmine ambush staged by the New People’s Army in North Cotabato Monday morning, the military said. The troops were on board a military truck on their way to deliver the salaries of the CAFGU personnel within Tulunan town when they were landmined, Eastern Mindanao Command public...

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Philippines, Australia Launch Greater Metro Manila Risk Maps

The Philippine and Australian governments launched Greater Metro Manila risk maps on Thursday, Oct. 17, to help local government units in Metro Manila prepare for disasters. “The local government units and local chief executives must know the hazards and risks in their respective communities. Records have shown and past experiences have proven – from Ondoy,...