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DOH to enforce “Buddy System” during onslaught of typhoon ‘Ruby’

MANILA — The Department of Health said Friday that it is set to implement “Buddy System” to ensure that health-care service delivery will not be hampered when the expected “super-typhoon Ruby” affected the health concerns of the people in the areas in its path. “Under this “Buddy System”, the DOH regional offices and retained hospitals …

Roxas to visit Eastern Samar to assess LGUs’ preparedness for typhoon ‘Ruby’

MANILA -– Upon instructions of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II is going to Borongan, Eastern Samar to help ensure the local government units (LGUs) are well prepared for the possible onslaught of typhoon “Ruby” this weekend. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical …

LTFRB suspends ‘RORO’ operations in areas expected to be hit by ‘Ruby’

MANILA — Operations of all provincial bus companies with roll-on-roll-off (RORO) routes to areas where super typhoon “Ruby” is expected to make landfall over the weekend have been suspended. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said that the order prevents operators from dispatching and operating all their authorized units along their authorized routes. …

Meralco ready for possible typhoon ‘Ruby’ onslaught

MANILA — The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has reassured the public of its readiness to respond to the possible effects of approaching typhoon “Ruby” on the company’s power facilities. “As a 24–hour service company, we are committed to respond to these types of emergency. Our crews are on standby to attend to any trouble that …

Gov’t to give aid to families of Filipinos in sunken Korean boat

MANILA – Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz recently said that the government will be extending necessary assistance to the families of the 10 Filipino seafarers who were reported missing at sea. The seafarers were on board the Korean fishing vessel, “Oriong 501,” which was reported to have been hit by a big wave and …

Scheduled power interruption in Quezon City

MANILA — The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has scheduled power interruptions for Saturday, December 6, in some areas of Quezon City. Meralco said power interruption will start 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The affected areas include: Barangay Vasra Barangay Maharlika Barangay San Vicente Barangay Central Old Capitol Site UP Campus and the streets of Maayusin, …

BIR charges Binay’s campaign donors

MANILA – The Bureau of Internal Revenue yesterday charged a businessman and his wife with tax evasion for non-filing of income tax returns (ITR) and non-payment of some P39 million in income tax. The couple made substantial contribution for Vice President Jejomar Binay’s campaign during the 2010 elections. BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares identified the …

BSP confident of manageable inflation in PHL

MANILA — The big drop in the country’s rate of price increases in November 2014 made Philippine monetary officials confident of manageable domestic inflation environment. This after inflation rate last November declined to 3.7 percent from month-ago’s 4.3 percent, bringing the average for the 11-month period to 3.3 percent. “This makes us poised to meet …

VP Binay wants non-monetary benefits given to workers

MANILA — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Friday said that in the absence of a salary raise, the government should study how to provide non-monetary benefits to its workers. “We must also improve our mechanisms for providing non-monetary benefits such as educational opportunities for our public employees,” Binay said in a speech at the …

Pinoys lined up for Seafood City opening

MANILA – Filipinos in Central Orange County braved the Southeren California traffic to line up for the grand opening of the Seafood City. Seafood City is the largest Filipino/Asain retailer in the US and has recently opened their 22nd store in the US. “Orange County is a very diverse county, we’re welcoming everyone. If you …

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