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MT Princess Empress owner faces cease and desist orders, fines
MANILA – Maritime regulatory authorities on Thursday confirmed that they had issued cease and desist orders against the company that owns the sunken MT Princess Empress which has caused an oil spill in a critical biodiverse area off Mindoro Island.
In an ambush interview following the meeting of the Oil Spill Inter-Agency Committee at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) administrator Hernani Fabia said the agency issued two cease and desist orders against RDC Reield Marine Services – one for its Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) and the other against the continued operations of its remaining three vessels.
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US aerospace company launches world's 1st 3D-printed rocket
WASHINGTON – US aerospace company Relativity Space late Wednesday made a third attempt to launch world's first 3D-printed rocket toward space.
The Terran 1 rocket, which was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, suffered a failure shortly after lifting off.
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Bomb joke gets MRT-3 rider into trouble
MANILA – An unidentified man who dropped a bomb joke at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) was apprehended by security personnel and taken to a local police station on Wednesday.
In a statement on Thursday, the MRT-3 management said the man was standing in line at the baggage inspection of Shaw Boulevard station of the rail line when he was arrested by security personnel for making a bomb joke.
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Zamboanga City conducts house-to-house drive vs. dengue
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The City Health Office (CHO) has assigned personnel to continue the local government's campaign against dengue hemorrhagic fever as cases continue to appear in various villages in the city.
The personnel assigned to sustain the anti-dengue campaign consist of job order employees for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). They conduct a house-to-house campaign in different barangays, especially those with recorded dengue cases, to make residents aware of dengue control and prevention.
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Authorities in China, train six squirrels to detect illegal drugs
A group of drug-sniffing squirrels has been trained by the Police Dog Brigade of the Criminal Police Detachment in Hechuan District, Chongqing, China.
According to local reports, the police in Hechuan District claimed that the squirrels performed better than their canine. The said breakthrough was part of the research in order to explore new training methods for anti-drug animals.
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