As the years pass, many problems have been noticed plaguing the mass transit system, in particular, the Metro Rail Transit. These past few days recorded some of the more dramatic ones. Some of the notable examples include power outages blamed on damages done by past typhoons, which stalled the MR on July 16. And what’s worse is the derailment of the MRT in Pasay, which, according to the resulting investigation, was caused by human error […]
MANILA, Philippines — Saying he has “not committed any crime,” Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile pleaded not guilty to graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam on Friday, Sept. 5, before the Sandiganbayan. His chief of staff and co-accused, Atty. Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, on the other hand, refused to enter any plea, prompting the court to enter a “not guilty” plea for her. Reyes, arrived at the Sandiganbayan, along with another […]
According to the PHIVOLCS, 10 aftershocks have been recorded after the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in the province of Quezon. No tsunami alerts have been recorded for each aftershock.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, large aircraft cannot land on the Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City, with only turbo-propeller aircraft and the like are allowed.
The Commission on Elections will not be able to conduct plebiscite regarding the proposed charter change because the Department of Budget and Management did not approve the Commission’s 7 billion peso plebiscite budget.
(Reuters/CCTV) A leading Ebola researcher said on Tuesday that the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has a good chance of curing people who are infected in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ZMapp, co-developed by U.S. researchers and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is a cocktail of three monoclonal antibodies – extracted from tobacco plants – that is designed to bind to the protein of the Ebola virus, neutralizing the virus so it can’t cause further damage. According to a […]
(Reuters) – The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country. The pace of the infection has accelerated, and there were close to 400 deaths in the past week, officials said on Wednesday. It was first detected deep in the forests […]
Taiwan has confirmed that an special envoy from Beijing had delivered a letter inviting them to attend the APEC meeting to be held in Beijing this November.
The Al-Qaeda group has announced its new branch in the Indian sub-continent.
Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles asked that she be excused from attending her bail hearings, citing mental and physical fatigue.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that at least 3 were killed in flash floods and landslides in parts of Mindanao, with hundreds fleeing to evacuation centers due to incessant rains brought by the low pressure area.
Teachers and staff of the Pangasinan National High School are now undergoing psycho-social debriefing after a policeman started a shoot-out on the campus of the said school resulting in four deaths and three injured.