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Diskusyon – DOTC attributes to human error latest round of MRT failures (Part 1)

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 […]

Enrile, Napoles plead “not guilty” to graft raps in connection to pork barrel scam

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 […]

No big airplanes in Tacloban

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.

COMELEC on plebiscite

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.

Leading Ebola researcher discusses lab success of experimental drug ZMapp

(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 […]

U.N. says $600 million needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

(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 […]