2 more bodies, retrieved from Benguet landslide
Two more bodies have been recovered by the volunteer team, from the rocks and mud landslide that hit the part of Mankayan, Benguet, last Monday. The body of Rocky Mangrubang, 19 years old and a native from Aurora Province, along with Ronald Paul Angel, 19 years old and a resident of Mankayan, were found by the rescue team at 10AM. According to Benguet Police Information Officer Inspector Joyce Anne Dayag, the rescue team, which consist of soldiers, policemen, and other miners are still searching for six more bodies in the said mining site. The camp was buried by the landslide due to the heavy rain brought by the Typhoon Ineng last August 22.
Gov’t to build 12 news halls of justice buildings in 2016
The government will build 12 Halls of Justice (HOJs) in 2016 to speed up the country’s administration of justice, according to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A Sereno. Two of the buildings will be constructed in Cagayan De Oro and Cebu City which were damaged because of fire and earthquakes while the rest will be established in Davao Del Norte, Miramis Oriental, Zamboanga Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte, Ilocos Norte, Leyte, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan and Quezon. HOJs in Manila which costs P1.8 billion will be constructed in 2017.
Economic losses of Metro Manila, due to traffic congestion
Traffic in the Metropolis results in P2.4 billion worth of economic losses each day and may reach P6 billion by 2030, if the government fails to address the heavy traffic, according to Japan International Cooperation Agency. Among the factors that contributed to the worsening traffic condition is the long wait that commuters have to endure before going to work. Almost 2-3 hours or more they are willing to suffer which can take most of their energy working skills. Another is the increase in growth population in Metro Manila in which 16.5 million Filipinos are residing in the surrounding areas.
Google calls for Filipinos’ involvement on its newest campaign
Popular online website Google encourages Filipinos to help translate words to Tagalog and Cebuano using their feature Google Translate. The project is part of Google’s global campaign called “Love Your Language” which aims to provide high quality online translations that would emphasize the importance of each native language. According to Gail Tan, Google Philippines head of communications and public affairs, Google wants to help Filipinos create an online platform suitable with their own language by actively contributing correct meaning of the words.
Perlas Pilipinas wins 2nd straight win in FIBA Asia Women’s Championship
The Philippines’ women’s basketball team grabs their 2nd straight win in the 2015 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship against Sri Lanka on Monday held in Wuhan, China. The game started off with a 14-all tie but the Perlas Pilipinas pushed its way through the second quarter. The scores transformed into a one-point deficit, 17-18, and eventually grew to 34-18 at the end of the second half. Perlas Pilipinas won the game with the score of 65-45. Shelley Anne Gupilan leads the team with 15 points alongside with Merenciana Arayi with 9 points and 6 six steals and Afril Bernardino with 6 points and and 10 rebounds. The Philippines will be facing Hong Kong today and Kazakhstan on tomorrow.