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Nazarene route yields 336 tons of garbage; unruly devotees hit

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DESPITE pleas from environment advocates and  local government officials  not to toss their litter just anywhere,  heaps of trash quickly piled up at the closing of  the Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo, Manila, on Jan. 9, making this street sweeper’s job of cleaning up twice as difficult. ALEXIS CORPUZ

After mounting yet another mammoth procession, Black Nazarene devotees are increasingly gaining critics for the way some of them behaved during Mass and turned Manila into a “wasteland.”

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 vendors killed after being hit by falling brick frame

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Two street vendors were killed after a brick frame fell from the fifth floor of a building in Paco, Manila, on Tuesday morning.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Woman dies from over 20 stab wounds after fight with boyfriend

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With a kitchen knife lodged deep inside her throat, a 23-year-old Kimberly was found dead by her family inside her room in Tondo, Manila, on Monday morning.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Tondo man dies shielding relatives from gunfire

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A 28-year-old delivery truck driver died early Wednesday morning in Tondo, Manila, when he used his body to shield relatives from gunshots fired by unidentified men on a motorcycle, police said.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

LGBTs strut stuff in annual pride march

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More than 50 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) groups strutted their colorful and festive Carnival and Mardi Gras outfits during the Metro Manila Pride March in Makati City on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino, Cabinet members urged to voluntarily take AIDS test

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A national alliance of gay groups and a United Nations (UN) official on Saturday called on President Aquino and his Cabinet to voluntarily take an HIV-AIDS test to help dispel the stigma associated with routine testing for this disease.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Truckers wary of expanded ban

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With just five days to go before the proposed implementation of a modified truck ban, Metro mayors and truck operators have yet to agree on the guidelines for the scheme which is aimed at easing traffic during the holiday season.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Neighbors save 2-year-old girl from being stabbed to death by pa in Parañaque

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A two-year-old child sustained serious injuries after she was stabbed thrice by her own father inside their residence in Princecourt Town Homes II, Better Living, Barangay (village) Don Bosco, Parañaque City, on Monday afternoon.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

4 hurt, over 80 families displaced in Las Piñas fire

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More than 100 shanties were razed in a fire that hit a slum area in Las Piñas City before noon Monday.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tobacco farmers, factory workers, vendors rally against ‘sin tax’ bill

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About 3,000 tobacco farmers, cigarette-factory workers and street vendors demonstrated in front of the Senate building in Pasay City on Tuesday to protest the proposed “sin tax” bill which would raise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol products to raise P40-billion in additional government revenue.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima relieves prison chief, 3 senior jail officials for grenade attack

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima ordered the relief of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Superintendent Ramon Reyes and other senior jail officers in a surprise ocular inspection at last week’s grenade blast site in the NBP’s maximum security compound in Muntinlupa City on Monday morning.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agusan del Sur lawmaker hurt in motorbike accident on SLEX

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Agusan del Sur 1st District Rep. Ma. Valentina Plaza PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

An Agusan del Sur representative was injured after she lost control of her motorcycle while traversing the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) near the area of Bicutan, Taguig City, early Sunday.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

500 cyclists open newest bike lane: More! More!

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A cycling enthusiast tries out the 1.75-kilometer-long bike lane from Remedios Circle to Adriatico Street in Manila, the newest bike lane to be opened by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Consider it the happy culmination of a two-year-long campaign for cleaner air and safer streets.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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