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Manila, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (CoA) has directed the National Police Commission to end its contract with gasoline stations that have been charging “evaporation fees” for petroleum products sold to the agency. Describing the deal as “irregular and disadvantageous to the government”, CoA said Napolcom paid over P845,000 to two gasoline stations that […]

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After strong winds tear down a defective Makati billboard structure MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will file another urgent motion today before a Makati City seeking permission to be permitted to roll down tarpaulins on billboards along Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other major thoroughfares in the metropolis. This […]

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kill 21, hurt 14 as ‘Pedring’ exits country; ‘Quiel’ approaching By ELENA L. ABEN * AP MANILA, Philippines – Emergency services and residents in Metro Manila cleaned up and restored electricity yesterday after Typhoon “Pedring” unleashed floodwaters and fierce winds that killed at least 21 people, injured 14, and sent huge waves crashing over seawalls. […]

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‘Pedring’ kills 7 as rains, floods, winds knock out power, paralyze gov’t & transport operations in Luzon MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon “Pedring” killed seven people and paralyzed yesterday government and transportation operations in Metro Manila and the entire island of Luzon as strong winds and heavy rains knocked down power supply and communication lines and […]

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MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III made an assurance Tuesday that the government is on top of the situation as typhoon Pedring battered Luzon, devastating mostly agricultural areas. “I am in constant touch with these members of my cabinet and the Executive Secretary has been instructed to keep me and the public […]

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MANILA, Sept. 27 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that thousands of families were rendered displaced and homeless by winds and floods brought about by typhoon “Pedring” Tuesday. In Albay, as of 6 a.m. September 27, some 496 families with 3,054 persons were affected coming from the 13 barangays, five […]

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