• 31 July 2015
PASAY CITY, July 31 (PIA) -- The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday led the successful conduct of the metro-wide earthquake drill to test the government and public preparedness in case the dreaded “Big One” or the 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits the metropolis. The simultaneous “Metro Manila Shake Drill” was conducted for more than an hour in 16 cities and one municipality of the National Capital Region (NCR). At the ASEANA open field on Diosdado Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City, the command center and mass burial site were set up. During the drill, Metro Manila was divided into four quadrants: north, south, east, west for a more organized response and rescue operations. The north sector, covering the cities of Quezon, Mandaluyong and San Juan, depicted a medical scenario at the Veterans Golf Course. The west sector, covering the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela and Manila, staged a fire scenario at the Intramuros Golf Course.The east sector, covering cities of Pasig and Marikina, will simulate collapsed structure scenario. The south sector, covering cities of Taguig, Pateros, Paranaque, Pasay, Las Piñas, Makati, and Muntinlupa, conduct ...Read more

DepEd, other Education stakeholders team up for full implementation of K to 12 in QC

 CENTRAL  31 July 2015
QUEZON CITY, July 31—The local government of Quezon City and education stakeholders from different sectors gathered together on Thursday for the Senior High School (SHS) summit on the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) track with Information Technology (IT) as its focus industry. Education Sec ...Read more

2014 realignment allegations ‘misleading’—DBM  

 CENTRAL  31 July 2015
MANILA, July 31—The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) emphasized on Thursday that various transfers of appropriation under the 2014 budget were legitimate and open to public scrutiny, after Kabataan Partylist Representative Terry Ridon alleged that P323.6 billion in funds were improperly r ...Read more