LJ Reyes is pregnant

Kinumpirma ng isang executive sa GMA Network na nagdadalang tao ang young actress na si LJ Reyes. Pupuntahan ng aktres ang kanyang ina na nasa ibang bansa at doon na isisilang ang magiging anak nila ni Paolo Avelino.

Nagsimulang kumalat ang espekulasyon tungkol sa kalagayan ni LJ nang bigla itong magsubmit ng indefinite leave sa Kapuso Network noong April 8.

Sa naunang panayam ng Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) kay Paolo, hindi ito direktang nagsalita sa tunay na kalagayan ni LJ dahil mas mabuting ang aktres na lang umano ang tanungin.

Read More>>

RP FDA: No need for ban on Rotarix vaccine

Health authorities said there will be no need for a ban on Rotarix, a vaccine against rotavirus infection, at least for now.

In an April 14 advisory, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cited findings by the manufacturer and other regulatory agencies that the virus does not pose any public health risk.

“Other regulatory agencies issued statements that the virus does not pose any public health risk as it does not cause any diseases in humans. Notably the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety considers the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any currently known risk associated with the use of Rotarix given the extensive clinical data supporting the safety of the said vaccine and the benefits of rotavirus vaccination for children,” FDA head Nazarita Tacandong said.

Read More>>

Collapsed water pipe snarls traffic at EDSA-Santolan

For several hours, a water pipe “leak” flooded a key road near Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in eastern Metro Manila early Monday morning.

The incident, which local residents said occurred at about 4:45 a.m., slowed down early-morning traffic at the corner of EDSA and Connecticut Street in San Juan City.

Ang tingin natin dito nagre-reduce tayo ng di peak hours, ngayon peak demand na, medyo naglakas tayo nag-maximize operation sa San Juan pumping. Baka sa pag-maximize nagkaroon ng pressure surge at nagkaroon ng leak (We usually reduce water supply during non-peak hours. But when we started maximizing pressure when demand peaked, there was a pressure surge and the pipe leaked),” Manila Water spokesman Jeric Sevilla said in an interview on dzBB radio.

Read More>>

After violent rallies, cops tighten security at DepEd, MPD

In the wake of student demonstrations that turned violent in past weeks, police in eastern Metro Manila tightened security around the Department of Education (DepEd).

Radio dzBB’s Sam Nielsen reported that the Eastern Police District ordered added patrols and visibility around the DepEd head office in Pasig City.

EPD head Chief Superintendent Benjardi Mantele said he does not want a repeat of what happened to the Commission on Higher Education in Quezon City and in two major state universities.

Read More>>

Train derailed in Manila due to stolen metal clips

A train was derailed in Manila Tuesday afternoon, forcing the Philippine National Railways to temporarily suspend southbound trips.

Radio dzBB on Wednesday reported that the train went off track at about 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, as it was preparing to leave the Tutuban Station for a southbound run to Sucat in Parañaque City.

While no one was reported injured, an initial investigation showed the derailment stemmed from missing metal clips holding the rails in place.

Read More>>

Muntinlupa mayor ‘can’t recall’ using public funds for HK trip with DepEd execs

Muntinlupa Mayor Aldrin San Pedro said the graft charges lodged against him on Monday by an opposition councilor in their city smacked of politics.

The charges stemmed from an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong allegedly shouldered by San Pedro — a reelectionist running under the Lakas-Kampi-CMD ticket — that included 32 Department of Education officials.

The 28-page complaint was jointly filed by a certain Amelita Argana and Muntinlupa Councilor Allen Ampaya, who is running for re-election under the ticket of San Pedro’s rival former mayor Jaime Fresnedi.

Read More>>

29 more gun ban violators nabbed

MANILA, March 21 – Government authorities arrested 29 violators of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)- imposed nationwide total gun ban on Saturday, bringing to more than 1,500 the total number of arrested individuals since the start of the ban last January.

Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina said the latest violators were composed of 28 civilians and one government personnel.

Espina said the latest gun ban violators yielded 16 firearms -– three high-powered and 13 low-powered, 13 bladed weapons and an explosive during actual checkpoint operations on Saturday.

Read More>>

No need for generators at polling places — Comelec

Despite the looming power crisis, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday stressed it has no plans of purchasing or leasing generator sets for the polling places come election day.

In an interview with reporters, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that there is no need for the generators because voting on May 10 will run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. — which will presumably have ample light even without electricity.

“We do not expect that there should be a need for generator sets at the precinct level because in general, the precincts will be well-lit because of the sunlight. Most of the election will be under natural light,” Jimenez said.

Read More>>

Pro-life groups in Cebu burn condoms to protest DOH program

Pro-life groups held a condom-burning activity in front of the Department of Health (DOH) office in Cebu province to reiterate their opposition to the use of contraceptives supposedly against Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

Radio dzBB reported on Thursday the condom-burning protest action was held last Tuesday, even as Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral maintained the government will continue to provide condoms to those at risk.

The pro-life demonstrators also called for a total ban on condom advertising to protect children from early exposure to sex.

Read More>>

Cops remain clueless on Makati hotel grenade blast

Authorities remain clueless on who was behind the grenade attack on a hotel in Makati City Monday morning.

Radio dzBB’s Denver Trinidad reported on Tuesday that police have so far determined the explosive used in the incident was a fragmentation grenade.

Unidentified men lobbed a grenade at the parking area of the Tower Inn Hotel along Arnaiz Avenue at 5 a.m. Monday.

Read More>>