PNP chief: Speed up raps, dismissal process vs killer cop

Jeanette Andrade, Krixia Subingsubing 06/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the immediate filing of criminal cases and summary dismissal proceedings against a drunken policeman who had shot dead a 52-year-old woman in Quezon City. In…

‘Editing’ Edsa: Battle rages online vs trolls, revisionists

Krixia Subingsubing, Mariejo S. Ramos 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three days before its 35th anniversary, the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution’s Wikipedia page was vandalized. Under the section on dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ flight to Hawaii, someone put the lyrics of rapper EZ Mil’s…

Bus passenger sets conductor on fire

Krixia Subingsubing 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — What would have been an ordinary commute in Quezon City took a deadly turn on Sunday afternoon after a bus passenger doused the conductor on the vehicle with gasoline and set her ablaze, killing…

UP opens applications for freshmen students on Jan. 7

Krixia Subingsubing 12/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines (UP) will start accepting online applications for freshmen students for academic year 2021-2022, starting Jan. 7 next year. The announcement, posted on its website, followed a recent Board of…

OVP gets smallest share of 2021 budget

DJ Yap, Krixia Subingsubing 09/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s office is getting the smallest slice of the budget pie in the bureaucracy despite receiving the highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit. Robredo on Monday presented the Office…

PPE waste disposal a growing challenge

Krixia Subingsubing 09/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — They end up on our sidewalks and in our waterways, those blue-and-white medical masks that used to be on someone’s face. They clog our rivers and drift out to sea where fish and other…

Critics see red in Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ makeover

Krixia Subingsubing 09/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — After undergoing a major cleanup and losing much of its technicolor garbage last year, Manila Bay is getting a ”white” makeover. But environmentalists and fisherfolk groups are seeing red instead, questioning the latest project…

Use GIFs to teach kids about online safety

Krixia Subingsubing 09/02/2020

How can parents help their kids understand what it’s like to live through a pandemic? The answer, according to social media giant Facebook, is in the form of cute, colorful short animations—GIFs, as they are more popularly…

PUV drivers, conductors must wear face shields

Krixia Subingsubing 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued an amended memorandum circular requiring not just passengers, but the drivers and conductors of public utility vehicles (PUVs) nationwide to also wear face shields…

MIAA: International flights will resume July 8

Jerome Aning, Krixia Subingsubing 07/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) will resume international flight operations on Wednesday after being shuttered for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a statement on…

Out-of-work driver preps jeepneys for social distancing

Krixia Subingsubing 06/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — He is more accustomed to taking the wheel than using the hammer. But the past three months had left Edwin Quilaton, a 49-year-old jeepney driver in Parañaque City, with nothing to do, his vehicle…

Stranded OFWs slept under flyover

Krixia Subingsubing 06/13/2020

Since June 1, around 400 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have been forced to camp out in front of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and under the airport’s elevated expressway while waiting for…

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