Rising vehicular accidents cause unease Cavite residents
Trece Martires Cavite residents expressed their uneasiness with the rising population of the vehicular accidents in the main highways of the Cavite. Since 2015, reports of the authorities reached up to 126 in the highway along Silang and 10 more in Tagaytay City.
Residents were calling for help to the authorities to enforce an effective and strict propositions for the travelers, vehicle owners, and even the pedestrians of the said province.
They call on the attention of the Provincial Board under Vice Governor Ramon Jolo Revilla III and the local government under Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. to held a Road Safety Summit with the officials of the districts that are affected with the rising accidents for a prevention.
“Snowzilla” batters Eastern US
15 people died in six different states due to snow storm that hit Eastern US over the weekend.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that three died in his city by shoveling snow, while officials of other states said six people died in road accidents in North Carolina; two fatalities in Virginia and Kentucky due to hypothermia, and one person died in both Maryland and Arkansas.
Meanwhile, State of Emergency has been declared in 11 states by their respective governors.
The snowstorm, which was dubbed as “snowzilla” due to its monstrous effects, has winds gusting for 45 mph (72 kph)
As of press time, thousands of flights were cancelled in Washington, New York, and other affected states while all bridges, trains, and tunnels were closed in New York.
DA conducts cloud seeding operation in Central Mindanao
The Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted cloud seeding operation in certain parts of Central Mindanao.
According to DA Director Amilia Datukan, 900 bags of salt were delivered for the cloud seeding operations in three affected areas in Central Mindanao. The operations was through the service of Cessna Light Plane.
The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) has also conducted rain-inducing operations in affected areas in the provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Saranggani.
GSMA pushes use of 700 MHz mobile frequency
The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) is pushing for a faster implementation of the 700 megahertz (MHz) frequency for countries that have yet to utilize increased speed of the Internet.
The use of 700 MHz band to mobile is an advantage to a country in terms of its socioeconomic benefits, including the growth in entrepreneurship, employment, gross domestic product, and tax revenue. Capital and networks costs of mobile operators are also expected to decrease as services may be lowered in prices.
According to GSMA, the Philippines and Thailand are the only two countries in the Asia Pacific that have yet to allocate the 700 MHz spectrum.
Malabon City councilor shot dead in his home
Malabon 2nd District Councilor Merlin “Tiger” Manalac” was shot dead in front of his house in Barangay Tenejeros, Malabon City on Saturday, January 23.
Mañalac was declared dead on arrival at the MCU Hospital in Caloocan City about an hour after he was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle at 3:50 p.m. He suffered four gunshot wounds.
Malabon City Mator Antolin Oreta III offered a P200,000 reward whom can lead to capture Mañalac’s killers and ordered a thorough investigation in the killing.
Oreta did not rule out the possibility that the killing was politically motivated.
According to Sr. Supt. Severino Abad Jr., city chief of police, they are looking for witnesses who could identify two lookouts and two gunmen on board a red motorcycle.