Month: April 2014

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Only 6 Passengers of Etihad EY 0424 Left to Contact –DOH

Days after President Aquino told the Health Department to intensify efforts in tracking down passengers of the Etihad flight that carried the 45-year-old Filipino male nurse, who initially tested positive for the MERS virus, the DOH posted on its Facebook page that there were only six passengers left to be contacted to undergo testing for...


Anti-Obama Protesters Faced Off with Police Near US Embassy

Militant groups protesting the forthcoming visit of US President Barack Obama clashed with riot police early today, various reports said. Radio dzBB reported that at around 8 a.m., a group of around 30 to 50 militants trying to get near the US embassy squared off with the riot police. At 10 a.m., a larger group...


Fire Guts Commercial-Residential Area in Port Area, Manila

A fire engulfed a commercial-residential area lined with second-hand appliances stalls at around 11:30 a.m. today. Various reports said the fire, which has reached third alarm, lasted for about an hour and destroyed 300,000 worth of properties. Eight structures in the vicinity were affected, including the Philippine Red Cross warehouse that was immediately evacuated. No...


NDRRMC: 31 Dead, 123 Injured in Various Incidents during the Holy Week

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Alerto Semana Santa  7 a.m. update reported that 31 people died and 123 others were injured due to various incidents during this year’s Holy Week break. Among the incidents monitored by the agency were 19 vehicular accidents, 16 near-drowning and drowning incidents, and seven fire incidents in...


Cagayan Town Mayor Killed by Alleged NPA Rebels

Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga, Cagayan Province was gunned down by suspected NPA rebels during the flag ceremony on Monday morning, police said. Senior Superintendent Gregorio Lim, Cagayan provincial police chief said the mayor was about to deliver a speech when two men approached him and opened fire, according to a report on GMA...


Don’t Panic: Five Steps to Take if You’re the Victim of Identity Theft

Every day, especially during tax season, the average American runs a slight, though considerable, risk of identity theft. Just think about how much of your personal information travels out into cyberspace every day from your computer, smartphone, tablet, e-reader and essentially any device with Internet access. Most organizations tout the security of their platforms, but...