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P60M worth of heavy equipment for Olongapo anti flood program

OLONGAPO City: Six (6) brand new heavy equipment worth P60M arrived here last week to help boost the city’s desilting program after it was heavily hit by flood in 2013 that caused a leptospirosis outbreak and damaged properties worth millions. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino said that the heavy equipment’s include a amphibious excavator, 2 dump truck with 15 ton capacity, wheel loader, skid steer loader a ...

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Get the best from fresh fruits

The scorching heat signals the coming of the summer season.  There are a lot of wonderful things we can indulge ourselves into to lessen the heat.  We can take a plunge in the pool or just relax at home sipping an icy cold glass of our favorite fruit shake or cold water. But if there’s one good thing about summer, it is the abundance of fresh fruits to really enjoy.  But do you know how to choose the best o ...

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Pampanga, Olongapo most peaceful in Central Luzon

The Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) said that based on the assessment of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Pampanga & Olongapo is the most peaceful  in the region. The report was disclosed during the First Quarterly Full Council Meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) presided by Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali, chairperson of the RPOC, held at King's R ...

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PAGASA WEATHER FORECAST

24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST Issued at: 5:00 AM 19 March 2015 SYNOPSIS: At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 885 km east of Casiguran, Aurora (16.0?N, 130.4?E). FORECAST: The whole country will experience partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail ...

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Olongapo bags 5 health awards from DOH

Olongapo City: The local government of Olongapo City headed by Mayor Rolen Paulino recently received five health awards from the Department of  Health (DOH) as part of its massive health program. The city received the Measles Rubella Oral Polio Vaccine Mass Immunization Award for Central Luzon, Zero Malaria Case and, Zero Malaria Death and the Rabies Prevention and Control Program Excellence Award for progr ...

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Tierro survives Sri Lankan rival, gives Ph 1-0 lead

PJ Tierro MANILA, Philippines -- Patrick John Tierro hung tough enough in the final three sets to eke out a vengeful 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Sri Lankan Harshana Godamanna to give the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed Philippine team an important 1-0 lead in the opening singles of their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie at the Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig City Friday night. Undone by his erratic g ...

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Jelik & Mandrake win Boracay Cup & Centennial lll the combined trophy

By AsianYachting MultiMedia Boracay, Philippines: With the overall stakes hanging in the balance, the final day of racing turned into a feisty affair. Sunny, blue sky and 20 to 24 knot North Easterly blowing, the stage was set for some close racing and the competitors did not disappoint. As the big boats crammed in at the boat end of the start line, Geoff Hill's Custom Smith 72 Antipodes, made a daring lung ...

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Moderate earthquakes hits Zambales and Davao Oriental last Wednesday

By: Manila Times Online Two moderate earthquakes struck the provinces of Zambales and Davao Oriental on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred at 4:33 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 22 kilometers southwest of San Antonio in Zambales. Phivolcs said the tectonic quak ...

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Conditions taking its toll at Boracay Cup Regatta

By AsianYachting MultiMedia Boracay, Philippines: Despite an overcast sky and scattered showers, normal NE wind service in the high teens, enabled PRO Jerry Rollin to resume play and complete two blistering windward/leeward races in quick succession. Several retirements came in before the starting horn sounded. Troy Yaw's TP52 Ulumulu still reinforcing the mast step, Ray Ordoveza's Excel 53 Karakoa having h ...

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Ragamuffin 90 shatters Subic to Boracay Race Record

By AsianYachting MultiMedia Boracay, Philippines: Taking only 14hrs 23mins 17secs, Syd Fischer's Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 skippered by David Witt, crossed the finish line at 04:23:17, early Sunday morning, on the 220 nautical mile race. This shaves a whopping 4hrs 29mins 15secs from the previous record set by Frank Pong's Custom Dibley 75 Jelik back in 2013. Fifteen yachts set off at noon on Saturday from Su ...

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Subic Bay to Boracay Race is on…

Subic Bay, Philippines: When the high noon starting signal sounds on Saturday, a formidable lineup of maxi yachts, Frank Pong's RP 75 Jelik, Geoff Hill's Smith 72 Custom Antipodes and Syd Fischer's Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 will be fighting over line honours on the 200nm,Subic Bay to Boracay Race. If weather conditions are suitable, they will also be trying to break Jelik's record (20 hrs, 52 mins, 32 secs) s ...

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Partly list reps to probe mining in Zambales

Two party list representatives have asked the house to investigate the effect of mining operation in two towns in the province. Anakbayan representative Ibarra Gutierez III and Walden Bello asked the house to identify the problems and explore the posibble solution to the problematic operation, of four suspended mining operation in the town of Sta. Cruz and Candelaria. Both representatives said that despite ...

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