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COA questions safety of proposed gov't relocation site in Valenzuela

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Housing Finance Corporation gave the go-signal to start construction of a relocation project for 864 informal settler families from Valenzuela City within a site prone to flooding, tsunami, and unstable ground

UNSAFE? The Commision on Audit questioned the safety of a proposed government site in Valenzuela City.

#MMShakeDrill: What to do during a terror attack

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?

Customs seizes P6.4-B worth of shabu in Valenzuela

May 28, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The Bureau of Customs acted on an intelligence report by a Chinese government official

Kentex fire: Ombudsman wants charges vs Gatchalian reinstated

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Prosecutors say the anti graft court overlooked some facts and circumstances which if taken into account would have led the court to a different conclusion

KENTEX FIRE. Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandiganbayan clears Mayor Gatchalian, 2 others in Kentex fire

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The Sandiganbayan s 2nd Division says there is no probable cause to let the 3 Valenzuela City officials stand trial on charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries and two counts of grafts

FIRE TRAP. Authorities process the charred remains of Kentex workers

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

Can Duterte-Cayetano win in Valenzuela City?

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:01 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t meet with Mayor Rex Gatchalian who also happens to be the spokesman of his rival Grace Poe

Valenzuela mayor, 6 others ordered dismissed over Kentex fire

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:28 PM

But Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian is able to secure a temporary restraining order stopping the Ombudsman s dismissal order

MOURNING. Church workers join relatives of the 72 fire victims of the Kentex Manufacturing Inc. in Valenzuela in a candle lighting during a mass for the 9th day of the incident. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

73 out of 74 Kentex fire victims identified – PNP

Jul 07, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Two more victims were found at the site of the fire hit Kentex Manufacturing Corporation bringing the total death toll to 74

IDENTIFIED. Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Valenzuela fire: 63 bodies identified

Jun 04, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Of the 72 victims killed in the industrial fire that hit a Valenzuela City footwear factory last month 9 remain unidentified

IDENTIFICATION. Members of the PNP crime laboratory meet with families of the 72 victims killed in the Kentex factory blaze. Photo from Valenzuela City PIO

Valenzuela shuts down businesses with no fire safety certificate

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian also orders other business establishments to present their valid FSICs within 7 days from receipt of the directive

epa04747281 Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Fire risk checks on Metro Manila establishments begin June 8

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:11 PM

The inspection teams will visit at least two establishments every day and spend at least 4 hours in each says Interior Secretary Mar Roxas

NCR CHECKS. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas meetings mayors of the different Metro Manila LGUs on Tuesday, June 2. Photo by Rappler

Kentex fire: Palace eyes raps vs Valenzuela officials

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Mayor Rex Gatchalian cites 3 memorandum circulars to clear city officials and pass the blame on to the Bureau of Fire Protection

RECKLESS IMPRUDENCE RESULTING IN HOMICIDE. President Benigno Aquino III shows where the fire started at the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation factory that killed 72 factory workers in Valenzuela City. Lauro Montellano Jr./Malacanang Photo Bureau

Review of Fire Code sought after deadly Valenzuela blaze

May 21, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Senator Cynthia Villar who filed a resolution seeking the review says the Kentex tragedy shows that people have not learned from the Ozone Disco fire that killed 162 people in 1996

Valenzuela fire: Relatives identify victims' belongings

May 20, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Families of the 72 workers killed in last week s factory fire help identify the personal items left at the accident site as investigators continue the DNA testing

LOOKING FOR A LOVED ONE. Irenea Pohanes, 44, looks for the personal effects of her niece, 22-year-old Jerylyn Calago, who died in the industrial fire that hit Kentex Manufacturing Corporation. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Don’t blame welders for Valenzuela fire – lawyer

May 19, 2015 - 7:47 PM

The lawyer for the welders present in Kentex when the huge blaze broke out say it s unfair to blame his clients for the fire that killed 72

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Valenzuela defends issuance of business permit to Kentex

May 19, 2015 - 5:06 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection never sent word that the factory did not comply with safety standards after the city government issued a provisional business permit

epa04747280 Filipino workers collect water next to a burnt footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, May 14, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Valenzuela factory welders weren't Kentex employees

May 18, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Rappler obtains the initial report on the police probe It quotes a survivor: there were no fire exits on the 2nd floor where employees were trapped and killed

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Another fire hits Valenzuela

May 16, 2015 - 11:51 PM

2nd UPDATE A blaze hits a residential community in Valenzuela City just days after a footwear factory in the city was gutted by fire

BLAZE. Residents watch the blaze in a rsidential community in Valenzuela City from afar on May 16, 2015. Photo by Russel Santos

Palace: More inspections after Kentex fire

May 16, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has initial reports on Kentex engaging the services of a subcontractor not registered with the labor department

FATALITIES. Authorities seal the remains of workers killed in a footwear factory in Valenzuela. Photo by PNP-PIO

Kentex offers fire victims 'negligible' compensation

May 15, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian says the owner of the factory where at least 72 died in a fire is victimizing the workers twice over

epa04747281 Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Valenzuela fire death trap highlights sweatshop abuses

May 15, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The deaths should serve as a wake up call for businessmen to stop these abuses says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

DEATHS. Body bags bear the remains of factory workers, burnt beyond recognition. Photo by PNP-PIO

Valenzuela fire victims buried, DNA tests continue

May 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Of the 72 bodies pulled out from the Kentex Manufacturing factory 36 are female while 28 are male Five remain unidentified

Rescue workers and members of the SOCO bring in body bags of charred bodies of workers killed in the factory fire at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mourning in Valenzuela over horrific factory fire

May 15, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Tearful relatives begin the heartbreaking task of helping investigators identify the remains of their loved ones killed in the blaze that hit a footwear factory in Valenzuela City

epa04746995 Filipino relatives of a missing factory workers reacts following a fire at a warehouse in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire on 13 May razed a footwear factory in the Philippines, local officials and emergency workers said. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Death toll in Valenzuela fire climbs to 72

May 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM

4th UPDATE Authorities have retrieved 72 bodies from the fire gutted Valenzuela footwear factory mostly burnt beyond recognition

Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire at a footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Lost and found in Valenzuela

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:40 PM

What happens when one is forced to choose between an abusive home or a life in the streets? LGUs must step up to intervene Here s what Valenzuela City is doing

La Mesa dam hits spilling level

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:20 AM

As of 10:30 am on Friday September 19 the La Mesa dam in Quezon City poured excess water into the Tullahan river which cuts through Quezon City Malabon Valenzuela and Caloocan

Flood-prone communities help protect La Mesa Watershed

Sep 10, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Individuals from Malabon City and Valenzuela City plant a total of 720 seedlings across 1 7 hectares in the La Mesa Watershed during the activity

TREE-PLANTING. Dave Azurin of La Mesa Watershed Nature Reserve demonstrates how to properly plant plant trees to ensure that they grow tall and strong. Photo from ACCORD

School buses help decongest Valenzuela school

Jun 02, 2014 - 5:30 PM

DepEd and the local school board provide school buses to transport students from one congested school to another where there s room for them

Back to school for 20.9M public school students

Jun 02, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Aside from Yolanda rehabilitation efforts the education department is also working on ways to mitigate a common problem of schools in urban areas: overcrowding

DepEd: No 3-day school week this school year

May 30, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The 3 day school week won t push through because the idea needs further assessment and study DepEd officials say

'Metro Manila Greenprint 2030'

Mar 06, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Greenprint 2030 will be a 20 year plan aiming to make the Philippines main metropolis at par with East Asian counterparts

EDSA. View of vehicular traffic along the northbound lane of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, near Orense Street, Makati, March 6, 2012. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva.