Today, August 10, 2015.

Rotational water service interruption in NCR and Cavite, starts this Monday

Rotational water interruption is expected in parts of National Capital Region (NCR) and Cavite province today, August 10, which will be experienced for two days. Affected areas in NCR are the Cities of Manila, Muntinlupa, Caloocan, Makati, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Pasay. In Cavite province, Rosario, Imus, Noveleta, Cavite City, Kawit and Bacoor are included in the service interruption. According to Maynilad Water Services, the water interruption will be experienced while they realign their pipe project; it will also give way to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Floodwater Interceptor project.


UN representative, to visit Philippines for International Youth Day

The United Nation (UN) General Secretary for Youth Ahmad Alhendawi will visit the Philippines on Wednesday, August 12, in celebration of International Youth Day. During his three-day visit, he will join the 3rd Asian Youth Forum which will be hosted by Asian Development Bank. He will also meet government agencies to give insights on a Demographic Dividend report, and youth advocates from different civil society organizations to listen to their experiences of youth policies and to discuss about the rights and needs of the youth in the country.


Bongbong Marcos, ‘flattered’ to be included in Binay’s list of possible running mate

Senator Bongbong Marcos is flattered that he is included on Vice President Jejomar Binay’s list on his possible running mate for the 2016 elections. Binay earlier announced that his political party, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has narrowed down the list of his possible vice presidential candidate. Included in the list are Senator Bongbong Marcos, Senador Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Marcos said that he is happy to be part of Binay’s list, however, he could not make any political decisions that will affect or harm his Nacionalista political party.


Philippines receives $2B loan from Japan

Philippines is granted a 240-billion yen ($1.92-billion) loan package by Japan which will be provided for the railway project linking Malolos, Bulacan to Tutuban Manila. According to Alberto Del Rosario, Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), that was the highest Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan which Japan has lent to the Philippine government. However, the project is projected to cost $2.6 billion, including a 36.7-kilometer elevated commuter railway construction which will operate in 2020.


Cyber-attack in UK reaches almost 2.4 B people

Almost 2.4 million people have been reached and affected by the recent cyber-attack encountered by the British phone retailer Carphone warehouse. According to the company, included in the security breach are the name, address, date of birth, and bank details of the customers. Dixons Carphone Group Chief Executive Sebastian James said they are informing their customers that an investigation regarding the attack is being done. They have also implemented new security measures in preventing the occurrence of the incident. Dixon Carphone serves almost twelve European countries including Britain, Ireland, and Germany.


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