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3 convicted for operating shabu lab

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has lauded a Parañaque City judge for the recent conviction of three Chinese drug personalities the court found guilty of operating a clandestine methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, laboratory in Parañaque City. Arturo Cacdac Jr., PDEA director general, made the remarks after Judge Danilo Suarez of Parañaque City, Regional Trial […]

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PH vulnerable to massive outbreak of Ebola – Binay

As one of the world’s leading labor-exporting countries, the Philippines will be more vulnerable than most to a massive outbreak of the Ebola virus, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay warned yesterday. Binay, the Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers’ Concerns, urged the Department of Health “to anticipate any eventuality with regard to this virus reaching […]

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Nat’l gov’t must spend P202 M to dredge river

The national government will have to spend some P202 million for the rehabilitation of the Malabon-Navotas River, a Malabon City official said yesterday. Ed Bautista, city engineer, said the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Malabon City government led by Mayor Antolin Oreta are finalizing funding steps for the dredging of the murky […]

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Skin cream product found loaded with toxic mercury

A hazardous mercury-laden skin cream product suspected to have been smuggled from Pakistan is openly being sold in the market, a consumer watchdog disclosed yesterday. EcoWaste Coalition made the discovery during its market surveillance activities when members of the group bought “Golden Pearl Beauty Cream” for P350 at a shop selling “made in Pakistan” garments […]

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Bataan nuke plant conversion step in right direction

Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. yesterday said government’s plan to study the conversion of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) into natural gas-fired facility is a step in the right direction. “I welcome that direction. I think it’s a practical step, together with other strategies towards attaining a sustainable solution to our power woes,” […]

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Improved weather seen as typhoon ‘Jose’ moves away

The weather condition is expected to improve in Metro Manila today as typhoon “Jose” (international name “Halong”) has started moving away from the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said weather condition in Metro Manila will begin to improve today while in Central and […]

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P600,000 worth of property destroyed in two QC fires

Two fires hit Quezon City on Monday – one in Cubao and the other in Baesa – with arson probers still trying to determine what caused the incidents that left an estimated P600,000 worth of property destroyed. Arson probers estimated P500, 000 worth of property lost in the Monday night fire which gutted down a […]

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Are you ready for daylight saving time?

Are Filipinos ready to reset their clocks and adjust to daylight saving time? Malacañang has directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to study the proposed daylight saving time (DST) in the country amid efforts to save energy during critical supply months. “The Department of Energy and other agencies could look into this proposal because there […]

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San Juan City offers P100,000 reward to find girl’s killer

The city government of San Juan on Tuesday offered a P100, 000 cash reward to anyone who could provide information to the whereabouts of the male suspect who allegedly raped and killed an 11-month old girl last week. Grace V. Cortes-Pardines, the chief of the San Juan City Public Information Department, said Mayor Guia Gomez […]

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24-hour rain floods Metro Manila but fills up Luzon dams

The amount of 24-hour rain that fell over the metropolis and caused massive flooding at the start of the week has reached 40.6 millimeters (mm), which is considered torrential in intensity, according to the government weather bureau. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather observer Vivien Relos said that based on the rain […]

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