Month: November 2014

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TD “Queenie” Continues to Batter Visayas, Parts of Mindanao

Tropical Depression “Queenie” continues to sweep through the Central and Western Visayas regions and parts of Mindanao, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday morning. In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said “Queenie” was last located in the vicinity of Tagbilaran City with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center....

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Supreme Court Orders Pandacan Oil Depot Transfer

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Pandacan oil depot in Manila to relocate as it poses risks to the public. “The continued stay of oil depots placed the residents of Manila in danger of being terrorist target,” Theodore Te, public information chief of the High Court said in a news briefing. In a 10-2...

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Five Peacekeepers Now at AFP Medical Center

Four more Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia who arrived in Manila over the weekend have been brought to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC) in Quezon City, the military said. The four peacekeepers arrived in the country Sunday via commercial plane. The four were given clearance to travel after passing the Ebola screening...

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Makati Bomb Scare, False Alarm

The abandoned suitcase found at the corner of Makati Ave. and Paseo de Roxas this morning contains an assortment of tools for computer repair and not a bomb as earlier suspected, the Makati Police Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD) said. A security guard in the area reported the abandoned suitcase to the city police department...

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Experts discover cheaper and quicker method for Ebola surveillance

Surveillance of the deadly Ebola virus could become cheaper and quicker for West African countries, said a new research spearheaded by the Broad Institute, USA. Besides being cost-effective and fast, the new method may help countries in West Africa track outbreaks effectively even with limited resources, researchers said in the study paper, Enhanced methods for...

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Street Kids Taunt Mall Security Guard

A video showing a group of street kids taunting and harassing a mall security guard has gone viral. Posted by netizen Lyka Gonzales on Facebook, the video showed two mall security guards trying to stop an irate girl from entering the mall. The footage showed that the girl was able to get inside the mall...

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AP: European Jihadists Prominent in Beheading Video

PARIS — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach. The grisly video — clearly aimed at a Western audience — lingers...

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One Killed, Six Hurt in C-5 Mishap

One died while six others were hurt in a collision between two vehicles Monday morning at the C-5 flyover in Pasig City. According to a Radio dzBB report, a southbound Mitsubishi Montero smashed into a planter on the center lane and flew onto the opposite lane, crashing into a northbound Toyota Innova. One of the...

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Twenty Killed in Fresh Unrest in Southern Philippines

Twenty people died in a single day in the southern Philippines following a fresh outbreak of unrest in the strife-torn region, officials said Saturday. The military earlier said that 15 people were killed Friday after heavy fighting between government forces and al Qaeda-linked militants in the jungle region, where various Muslim extremist and bandit groups...

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