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PH RED CROSS SENDS AID TO FIRE-HIT FAMILIES IN CDO

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) attended to 100 individuals, or approximately 20 families, whose houses at Purok 5, Brgy. Tablon, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, were razed by a third-level fire recently. Through its Misamis Oriental-Cagayan De Oro Chapter, the PRC deployed an assessment team with two personnel and a service vehicle with three first […]

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SENATE EYES CENTRAL POST OFFICE RESTORATION

On the last day of the First Regular Session, the Senate adopted a resolution creating a special committee that will study the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Manila Central Post Office (MCPO), which was destroyed by fire last May 21. Under Adopted Resolution No. 70, a special committee composed of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren […]

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PROBE MANILA CENTRAL POST OFFICE FIRE – PADILLA

Citing the need to improve preservation and protection measures for the country’s cultural properties, Senator Robin Padilla pushed for a Senate inquiry into the fire that razed the Manila Central Post Office recently. Padilla filed Senate Resolution 627 directing the appropriate Senate committee to handle the probe, “with the aim of revisiting and strengthening policies […]

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USE OF GSIS INSURANCE TO REHAB POST OFFICE URGED

The rehabilitation of the historic Manila Central Post Office building must have as its seed fund proceeds from fire insurance claims, Senator Chiz Escudero stressed. “That should be the financial cornerstone of its reconstruction. Before any appropriated funds are tapped, insurance should be collected first. Bago galawin ang nasa national budget, habulin muna ang insurance,” […]

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PADILLA SENDS AID TO BASILAN FERRY FIRE VICTIMS

Senator Robin Padilla sent aid to some of those who were affected by the tragic fire that swept through the MV Lady Mary Joy 3 off Basilan. Padilla’s brother Rommel went to Zamboanga where some of the injured were brought. Rommel, with help from Zamboanga-based volunteers, extended financial aid to the injured. The legislator expressed […]

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Government

UP PRESIDENT FORMS STUDENT HOUSING TASK FORCE

Following the death of University of the Philippines (UP) student Leki Aquilino in a fire in Barangay Krus na Ligas in Quezon City, UP President Angelo “Jijil” Jimenez has formed a task force to address student housing concerns in UP’s different campuses.  In a statement posted in the UP website, the UP Media and Public […]

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PRC FIREFIGHTERS LAUDED FOR QC FIRE RESPONSE

On February 1st, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) firefighting teams from the PRC National Headquarters responded to a big fire that reached the 3rd alarm in Brgy. Masambong in Quezon City and rescued four members of the Ceazar family. The Ceazar family found themselves trapped in their own homes as the fire ravaged a compound where […]

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Government

CSC: 12,800 PASS TREASURER, FIRE, PENOLOGY EXAMS

A total of 10,115 examinees passed the Fire Officer Examination (FOE), while 1,574 hurdled the Penology Officer Examination (POE), and 1,081 others, the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE), the Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently announced.  These figures represent 17.14%, 16.23%, and 18.13% of the total number of examinees who took the FOE, POE, […]

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NURSES LAUDED FOR SAVING BABIES DURING PGH FIRE

Senator Leila de Lima commended the courage and heroic act of nurses and other health care workers who safely evacuated and saved 35 babies during the recent fire that struck the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). De Lima, a social justice and human rights champion, said she salutes the health workers, particularly the two nurses who […]

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VILLANUEVA: FIX PGH USING UNUSED CALAMITY FUNDS

Senator Joel Villanueva appealed to authorities to tap the P19.445 billion unused 2020 and 2021 “calamity funds” to finance the immediate repair of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) which caught fire recently. “The PGH should be repaired in the same way that it treats patients – urgently – and the available balance of the Calamity […]