Author Archives: Romblon News


Senators to transport execs: Show concern for MRT commuters

Senators to transport execs: Show concern for MRT commuters

MANILA, Philippines – Around 4 “service interruptions” monthly; non-functioning elevators, escalators, and ticket dispensers; and an “obsolete” signalling system. Welcome to Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3), one of Metro Manila’s main mass transit lines. “How did we reach this point? Bakit hindi natin natugunan kaagad (Why didn’t we address this right away)?” Senator Benigno Aquino IV asked


PH peacekeepers defied UN commander, want him probed

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights defied the order of their overall commander, an Indian national, when they refused to surrender their firearms to Syrian rebels in last week’s standoff, the Philippine military revealed on Monday, September 1. Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr was clearly disappointed with the commander of


UN: 72 Filipino peacekeepers are safe

MANILA, Philippines – The 72 Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights “have not been harmed and are in good health.” The United Nations (UN) continues to engage “parties within Syria” for the safety of the peacekeepers, UN spokespreson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York on Friday afternoon, August 29 (Saturday in Manila). “The United Nations


Head of Indonesian political dynasty jailed 4 years

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s first female provincial leader, and the head of one of the country’s most powerful political dynasties, was jailed for 4 years on Monday, September 1, for bribing a top judge over an election dispute. The case of Ratu Atut Chosiyah has transfixed even graft-weary Indonesia since her arrest last year for


COA decries massive budget cut for 2015

MANILA, Philippines – In its proposed budget for 2015, the Commission on Audit (COA) asked for a capital outlay budget of P838 million to construct satellite offices, build a database, among other projects that were important in ensuring the agency’s independence. When the proposed P2.61 trillion national budget was transmitted to Congress, the Department of


Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars’ nude pix

LOS ANGELES – Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. “It’s so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you,” Lawrence said in a tweet. The actress’ agent, meanwhile, vowed

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SUWECO wins contracts for 10-MW Palawan wind farm, 3 others

Data from the Energy department showed that the company recently secured renewable energy service contracts for four wind farms. SUWECO will develop the 10-MW Napsan project in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan and the 2-MW Odiongan project in Romblon. Also in the pipeline are two projects in Albay: the 10-MW Dapdapan plant in Legazpi City