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Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, leaders and consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel, on Wednesday asked the Quezon City-Regional Trial Court (QC-RTC) Branch 216 to defer its action on the motion filed by the Philippine government for their re-arrest. In their petition, the couple, through their legal counsel…

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THE Quezon City Council passed an ordinance mandating the seismic retrofitting of all buildings owned by the city and barangays (villages) in preparation for a big quake. City Ordinance 2549-2016 empowers the City Engineering Department to identify potentially-hazardous buildings. The ordinance also covers wood-frame structures constructed prior to the 7.8…

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has put in place “Oplan Linog” in the CARAGA region to make resources readily available to those badly affected by the 6.7-magnitude quake that rocked Surigao City last Friday. The plan will also facilitate extension of technical assistance in rescue and rehabilitation…

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THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) can handle Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards). This was declared by Pagasa Administrator Vicente Malano on Tuesday during a news conference as he shrugged off claims by some netizens that the state weather bureau cannot handle the project. After…

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THE weather bureau on Monday said Metro Manila will experience cool weather on Valentine’s Day because of strong northeast monsoon winds. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) recorded a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila at 7 a.m. on Monday, which weather forecasters expect to…

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FORMER Quezon City councilor Herminio “Butch” Bautista, father of Mayor Herbert Bautista, passed away on Sunday night at the Philippine Heart Center. He was 82. Bautista was also an actor, director and writer. He was elected as city councilor in 1988. He had three children—Herbert, Hero, a councilor of District…

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The National Housing Authority (NHA) insisted that it is the true owner of the parcel of land formerly occupied by the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation, Inc. which was seized by the Quezon City government. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. said that the prime lots located at the corner of…

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A 6.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded 12 kilometers from Surigao City in the province of Surigao del Norte at 10:03 PM Friday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake had a depth of 4 kilometers. Intensity 6 was felt in Surigao City while instrumental Intensity 2 was…

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THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released a memorandum providing mechanisms on President Rodrigo Duterte’s financial assistance worth P5,000 to households affected by super Typhoon “Yolanda” who have not received the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) from the government. The financial assistance will be funded by P1-billion from the…

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A lawmaker has urged Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Lopez to investigate former Undersecretary Leo Jasareno for alleged corruption in the department. In a statement, Rep. Robert Barbers of Surigao del Norte (2nd District) Barbers accused Jasareno, former head of the DENR’s Mines and Geosciences Bureau…

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