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DoH fears 'cracker injuries may breach 900 by New Year By JENNY F. MANONGDO December 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DoH fears 'cracker injuries may breach 900 by New Year

By JENNY F. MANONGDO
December 28, 2010, 6:21pm
 
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) is projecting the number of fireworks-related injuries to rise to at least 900 between Wednesday and New Year’s Day based on statistics which showed 173 people injured from December 21 until Tuesday afternoon.

Citing DoH surveillance records, health officials said they are worried over the escalating number of victims – a huge number of them children below 10 years old or 43 percent of the total number of firecracker victims..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/295255/doh-fears-cracker-injuries-may-breach-900-new-year

E-car inventor aching for gov't attention By ELLSON A. QUISMORIO December 28, 2010, 5:01pm

E-car inventor aching for gov't attention

By ELLSON A. QUISMORIO
December 28, 2010, 5:01pm
 
MANILA, Philippines — Ismael Aviso, aka “Ka Maeng” who is a Filipino electric car inventor, spent Christmas twiddling his thumbs inside his home in Navotas City.

For seven years now, Aviso been telling the government that he has the knowhow to create a car “engine” that uses electricity instead of petroleum. About a month ago, he announced that he has completed his technology and produced a crude but working test vehicle that has been sitting in his nearby shop.... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/295240/ecar-inventor-aching-govt-attention

Mutineers must admit guilt for amnesty grant PDFPrintE-mail Wednesday, 29 December

Mutineers must admit guilt for amnesty grant

Wednesday, 29 December
BY WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL REPORTER
SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th and other rebel soldiers and policemen involved in three attempts to topple the previous administration should first admit their guilt before they can qualify for an amnesty program approved by Congress, according to implementing rules and regulations (IRR) crafted by Malacañang and the Department of National Defense (DND).

The Defense department spokesman, Director Eduardo Batac, on Tuesday disclosed that the IRR would be coming out anytime this week in two major newspapers, after which the department would start entertaining applicants..... MORE

SourceManila Times

URL: http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/top-stories/36516-mutineers-must-admit-guilt-for-amnesty-grant

NBI raids Ayala safehouse, condos, arrests 24 Chinese by Macon Ramos-Araneta

NBI raids Ayala safehouse, condos, arrests 24 Chinese
 

by Macon Ramos-Araneta
 
NBI agents on Tuesday arrested 24 members of a Chinese telecommunications, Internet and credit card syndicate that has collected P6 billion in just six months of operations in the Philippines following simultaneous raids on eight suspected safe houses in Metro Manila, officials said. 

NBI lawyer Cesar Bacani said they were still establishing the identities of the suspects as they had written their names in Chinese characters and most did not understand or speak English.... MORE

SourceManila Standard

URL: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNews.htm?f=2010/december/29/news1.isx&d=2010/december/29

Court orders return of ousted PGH director by Rey E. Requejo

Court orders return of ousted PGH director

by Rey E. Requejo
A QUEZON City court has ordered replaced Philippine General Hospital director Jose Gonzales back to his post, saying his claim to it was “clear and unmistakable.”

Judge Luisito Cortez, of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 84, granted Gonzales’ plea to unseat Rolando Enrique Domingo, the hospital’s sitting director, in a resolution dated Dec. 22..... MORE

SourceManila Standard

URL: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNews.htm?f=2010/december/29/news2.isx&d=2010/december/29

New ferry system eyed to ease traffic by Jeremiah F. de Guzman

New ferry system eyed to ease traffic

by Jeremiah F. de Guzman
 
THE Transport department is studying a public-private partnership project on the ferryboat system between Manila and Laguna to decongest road traffic going to southern Luzon.

Transport Secretary Jose de Jesus told the Manila Standard that the transport agency has already created a group that will work on the feasibility study of the ferry service from Intramuros in Manila to Laguna via Laguna de Bay..... MORE

SourceManila Standard

URL: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNews.htm?f=2010/december/29/news7.isx&d=2010/december/29

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