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MRT operations temporarily stopped after seat catches fire

MRT operations temporarily stopped after seat catches fire.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 18th, 2017

AboitizPower takes P3.7-B hit with permanent closure of biomass plant

ABOITIZ POWER Corp. (AboitizPower) is taking a hit of P3.7 billion as it permanently stopped the operations of a biomass power plant because of the lack of organic materials to produce electricity. “Our top consideration now is to balance the interests of all our stakeholders, including that of Aseagas’ employees,” said AboitizPower President and Chief […] The post AboitizPower takes P3.7-B hit with permanent closure of biomass plant appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Van catches fire on SLEX

SAN PEDRO CITY---A private van caught fire in Sta. Rosa City in Laguna province, slowing down traffic on the south-bound lane of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Saturday morning. Randolph Perez, an operator from the Manila Toll Expressway Systems Inc. (MATES), the SLEX operator, said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. prompting a MATES firetruck to respond. The fire was put out before 10 a.m. and the vehicle towed away. He said an investigation was underway but they were initially looking at the vehicle's faulty clutch that caused the fire. No one was reported hurt. The incident slowed down traffic but all lanes remained passable. Maricar Cinco, @maricarcinco, Inquirer ...Keep on reading: Van catches fire on SLEX.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

IC shutters Bureau of Fire Protection Mutual Aid Beneficiary Association

MANILA, Philippines — The Insurance Commission (IC) has ordered to stop the operations of Bureau of Fire Protection Mutual Aid Beneficiary Association Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

IC bars entity selling insurance to BFP workers

For lacking a license to engage in the insurance business, the industry regulator has shuttered the Bureau of Fire Protection Mutual Aid Beneficiary Association Inc. (BFPMBAI). In a statement on Wednesday, Insurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa said BFPMBAI was placed under conservatorship last Dec. 12, noting the association does not have enough funds to secure the interests of policyholders and creditors. The Insurance Commission (IC) issued the order after it found out that BFPMBAI did not stop operations despite the commission's cease and desist order last Feb. 9, 2017. To recall, Fire Services Mutual Benefit Association Inc. (FSMBAI), a duly-licensed mutual benefit associati...Keep on reading: IC bars entity selling insurance to BFP workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

SSI to resume operations in 60 days

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Jan) – The president of Information Communications Technology (ICT) Council in Davao said Survey Sampling International (SSI) plans to resume and expand its Davao operations in 60 days after being hampered for a few weeks now due to the NCCC Mall Davao fire incident last December 23. Samuel Matunog said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Ebuen catches fire in Arellano U s second straight win

Games Monday: (FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 9:30 a.m. -- Letran vs. Mapua (jrs) 11 a.m. –- Letran vs. Mapua (w) 12:30 p.m. -- JRU vs. SSC-R (w) 2:00 p.m. -- JRU vs SSC-R (m)   Rookie Necole Ebuen waxed-hot as she led the repeat-seeking Arellano University to a 25-19, 25-12, 25-11, demolition of Emilio Aguinaldo College for the solo lead Sunday in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The opposite hitter, who joined the Lady Chiefs last year after spending three months in Letran's Team B, finished with game-high 15 points anchored on 11 attacks, two aces and a kill block. “As much as possible talagang pinipilit kong itimbang ang iginagalaw ng team. Ayaw ko kasing umaasa sa iisang tao lang,” said Arellano U coach Obet Javier, who parades an almost intact championship core. Jovielyn Prado scored 12 points with all but one coming off kills while Regine Arocha and Andrea Marzan combined for 12 markers for the Legarda-based squad, which stretched its winning streak to 14 straight since last season. Javier again sat out ace playmaker Rhea Ramirez (sore shoulder). Setter Sarah Verutiao, a transferee from University of Sto. Tomas, continued with her superb performance after tallying 32 excellent sets. The Lady Chiefs needed some time to heat up after a sluggish start in the opening set but were unstoppable in the next two frames as Arellano rained down 41 attack points and committing only 13 errors the whole match. EAC absorbed its second straight defeat in as many outings. Aira Binondo got eight points while Yvette Tongco finished with five for the Lady Generals.   --- Follow  this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Probers checking for violations of safety rules in Cebu mall fire

CEBU CITY --- Fire investigators are looking into possible violations of fire safety rules by the management of Metro Ayala in Cebu City following the fire that broke out and damaged the department store on Friday evening. Supt. Ronaldo Orbeta, deputy director for operations of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Central Visayas, said on Saturday that they had received reports that Metro Ayala's sprinklers and fire alarm did not function. "We're conducting an investigation to determine whether or not there were violations. We will also invite the persons who were present in the storage room where the fire started,' he said in an interview. Orbeta said they had yet to establish ...Keep on reading: Probers checking for violations of safety rules in Cebu mall fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Metro Ayala fire contained but not yet under control—BFP exec

    CEBU CITY---The fire at the Metro Ayala in Cebu City has been "contained in the area" but is still not under control as of 10 a.m. on Saturday, about 12 hours since the flames broke out. Supt. Ronaldo Orbeta, deputy director for operations of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-7) and ground commander, said firefighters continue to put out the fire that destroyed the department store's five floors.   The official said the fire has been contained in specific areas and no longer spread to other premises but the blaze is still being doused by water. The fire had not spread to the adjacent Ayala Center Cebu although the mall remained closed and the emp...Keep on reading: Metro Ayala fire contained but not yet under control—BFP exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

PEZA suspends Davao City mall, SSI after fire

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has suspended the operations of the NCCC mall and American business process outsourcing (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

MPD seizes P35,771 worth of firecrackers, arrests 21

The Manila Police District (MPD) seized a total of P35,771 worth of illegal firecrackers and arrested 21 persons during the course of their operations against illegal firecrackers in the holiday season. In a report on Tuesday, MPD spokesman Supt. Erwin Margarejo said 33 operations against illegal possession, use and sale of firecrackers had been conducted since Dec. 15. Margarejo said the MPD recorded a total of 134 victims of firecracker-related injuries in Manila. Two incidents of fire or burning due to firecrackers are also under investigation by the MPD, the spokesman said. The arrests and confiscations of illegal firecrackers were made by eight police stations, its Distr...Keep on reading: MPD seizes P35,771 worth of firecrackers, arrests 21.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

‘Bato’ promises less bloody war on drugs

VOWING transparency by using body cameras and even allowing the public including the media to join their anti-narcotics operations, the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa promises a ‘less bloody’ war on drugs this year. But anti-narcotics police will fire their guns when necessary….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Body of one more Davao mall fire victim remains missing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Retrieval operations continued on Wednesday for one missing body inside the four-storey NCCC Mall Davao, bringing the reported casualties from 37 to 38, while a DNA test will be conducted on one of the recovered bodies to determine the identity, City Mayor Sara Duterte said. In a press briefing in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Bus catches fire on NLEX

MANILA, Philippines — A provincial bus caught fire along the North Luzon Expressway on Tuesday dawn......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Communist Party declares separate holiday ceasefire

CPP orders the NPA temporarily suspend combat operations, days after the government declared a separate version of their ceasefire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Duterte declares truce with communist rebels

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared a suspension of military operations (SOMO) from Dec. 24, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018. Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr., said the “unilateral cease-fire would lessen the apprehension of the public this Christmas season. We expect that the CPP-NPA-NDFP would do a similar gesture of goodwill.” Earlier, the government […] The post Duterte declares truce with communist rebels appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Celebrities sing top carols’ praises

There's nothing better than listening to well-loved carols as Christmastime approaches. They make us feel good and allow us to temporarily forget about our everyday problems. We asked these celebrities what their favorite Christmas songs are and why: Ken Chan: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" is the perfect carol for me, because it makes me feel cozy, which is a word that I like. And I love being cozy. The song has a different vibe. When I listen to it, feel na feel ko ang Pasko because it's very relaxing. It makes me think of spending "noche buena" with my family. It's my dream to spend Christmas in the United States with them. Janine Gutierr...Keep on reading: Celebrities sing top carols’ praises.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Tacloban airport resumes full operations – DoTr

The Tacloban Airport has resumed its full operation at 5 a.m. on Sunday after the area has been cleared of obstructions. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Friday temporarily suspended the airport’s operation after fallen trees blocked the access road leading to the airport as tropical storm “Urduja” battered Visayas. A portion of the cyclone [...] The post Tacloban airport resumes full operations – DoTr appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

1,200 MRT commuters offloaded due to electrical failure

      About 1,200 Metro Rail Transit (MRT) passengers were offloaded from a southbound train on Friday evening after an electrical failure.   According to a service report, the train stopped at the GMA Kamuning Station at 6:58 p.m. MRT personnel removed the train for maintenance and deployed another to accommodate the offloaded passengers.   This is the second time this week that a southbound train unloaded passengers at GMA Kamuning Station due to an electrical failure.   This is also the 17th recorded glitch in the MRT's operations in December.   There have only been five days this month that the congested railway ...Keep on reading: 1,200 MRT commuters offloaded due to electrical failure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash hacked

NiceHash, a cryptocurrency mining marketplace, has been hacked, the company said in a press release. "Our payment system was compromised and the contents of theNiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken," it said. Operations have been stopped for 24 hours and users were urged to change online passwords "as a precaution." Earlier, NiceHash announced that its "service" had been under maintenance. Dear NiceHash user, our service is currently under maintenance. We are sorry for the inconvenience and please stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your understanding. --- NiceHash (@NiceHashMining) December 6, 2017 Co...Keep on reading: Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash hacked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

AboitizPower may write off biomass facility in Batangas

ABOITIZ POWER Corp. might take a loss on its biomass facility in Batangas, its president said on Wednesday, days after the company said the 8.8-megawatt (MW) power plant had temporarily ceased operations. “We are currently continuing our technical evaluation, and a write-off is a possibility,” said Antonio R. Moraza, AboitizPower president and chief operating officer, […] The post AboitizPower may write off biomass facility in Batangas appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017