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US scientists predict more big earthquakes in 2018

WASHINGTON — If a prediction by two US scientists are true, then the world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years. Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana, who presented ...
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AboitizPower sustains strong foothold in hydropower business

On the back of a strong demand for renewable energy (RE), AboitizPower continues to ramp up its portfolio of generation facilities across the Philippines. AboitizPower’s subsidiary, SN AboitizPower, has completed the commissioning of its 8.5-megawatt (MW) Maris Main Canal 1 hydroelectric power plant, as it gears toward full commercial operation this November. ...
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Possible sabotage behind recent MRT mishap

The Department if Transportation (DOTr) has released a statement stating that the “train detachment” incident that happened at the MRT-3 Ayala station yesterday, 16 November 2017 may have been a deliberate attempt to sabotage the train operations. According to the DOTr, initial investigation of the unfortunate incident found that ...
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Sabotage eyed in MRT coach detachment

MANILA, November 17, 2017 — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today raised the possibility of sabotage in the train detachment incident that occurred yesterday at the MRT-3 Ayala Station. In a statement, the DOTr said initial investigation showed that the Messma Card of the decoupled Light Rail Vehicle ...
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Inquirer uses 10-year old data on fake news report about new railway project

The Philippine Daily Inquirer, which prides itself with being “fearless” and “balanced,” has once again shown that it can be neither when it comes to reporting about the Duterte administration. In a news report titled, “New rail projects in, informal settlers out”, the newspaper used data from 2008 ...
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Armed robberies at all-time low

MANILA, November 10, 2017 — Robbery incidents have dipped sharply since 2016 and continue to go down steadily during the second half of 2017. Philippine National Police (PNP) said a comparative analysis of robbery cases in January to October 2016 and during the same period in 2017 showed ...
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AboitizPower posts 4% hike in nine-month net income to P15.7 billion

DAVAO CITY, November 9, 2017 — Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) reported a 4% increase in its net income to P 15.7 billion for the first nine months of the year due to fresh contribution from the GNPower Mariveles thermal power plant and the strong performance of its various hydro ...
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First test flight in new Bohol airport a success

MANILA, November 8, 2017 — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia, and Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco successfully conducted the first test flight in the fully-paved runway of the New Bohol Airport in Panglao last November 6. Currently, 1,800 meters ...
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Suspect in Grab driver’s slay now in police custody: Bato

MANILA, November 8, 2017 — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa today announced that a primary suspect in the killing of Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr. surrendered yesterday and is now in police custody. In a statement, dela Rosa identified the suspect as Narc ...
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Crimes down 8% in first 10 months

MANILA, November 8, 2017 — The number of crimes in the country decreased by more than 8 percent in the first 10 months this year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Wednesday. In a statement forwarded by PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, the PNP said total crime ...
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