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Palace reiterates call to the public to cooperate with authorities during the Papal visit

Malacanang Press Office (Original link) The Palace on Sunday reiterated its call to the public to cooperate with authorities during the five-day visit of Pope Francis in Manila and Tacloban City, Leyte. “Hindi kakayanin ng gobyerno mag-isa. Nakikipag-ugnayan kami sa simbahan at sa iba’t ibang mga grupo sa pribadong sektor. Kapag pinagtulungan natin, maaabot natin […]

Probe MVP’s ‘unfair’ trade ways – Trillanes

by JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA Manila Times (Original link) Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th wants Manuel V. Pangilinan or MVP to appear before the Senate not only to explain why his company, Maynilad Water Services Inc., recently raised its rates but also to refute allegations about unfair practices of Maynilad and other firms that the business tycoon owns. […]

Flight data recorder retrieved from crashed AirAsia jet: official

by AFP Manila Bulletin (Original link) The flight data recorder was retrieved Monday from the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people on board, Indonesia’s national search and rescue chief said. “I received information from the National Transport Safety Committee chief that at 07:11 am, we succeeded in bringing up […]

5.8 Magnitude Quake in Luzon

Magnitude Mw 5.8 Region LUZON, PHILIPPINES Date time 2015-01-10 19:32:02.9 UTC Location 14.80 N ; 120.32 E Depth 80 km Distances 75 km W of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 03:32:02.9 2015-01-11 5 km SE of Olongapo, Philippines / pop: 220,021 / local time: 03:32:02.9 2015-01-11 Source parameters not yet reviewed by […]

President Aquino meets with church leaders to iron out preparations for Pope Francis’ visit

Philippine Information Agency MANILA, Jan. 9 —  President Benigno S. Aquino III met with leaders of the Catholic Church on Thursday to go over the preparations being made for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines next week.   The President, together with members of his Cabinet, met with Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and […]

President Aquino defends MRT, LRT fare hike

Malacanang Press Office (Orginal link) (ROMBLON, Romblon) President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday defended the adjustment of fares of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) recently implemented by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). In his interview with reporters here, President Aquino maintained that the fare hikes were “reasonable” […]

Abaya snubs train fare hike inquiry

By Llanesca T. Panti and Reina Tolentino Reporters Manila Times (Original link) Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya further earned the ire of lawmakers on Thursday when he failed to attend a congressional inquiry into fare increases in Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) and Light Rail Transit 1 and  LRT 2. Department of Transportation and Communications […]

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