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Gun fired inside hospital in seaman’s suicide try

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A seaman who reportedly hadn’t slept for three days grabbed a pistol from a security guard and tried to shoot himself inside the emergency room of a public hospital in Manila on Thursday.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘Appoint Port Czar to end congestion’

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A group of importers, exporters, brokers and other private stakeholders at the Port of Manila has urged the government to appoint a “Port Czar” to oversee efforts to decongest the port area.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Boy beaten to death by other wards in Manila shelter for street children

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An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

One of the street children under the care of a Manila City government-run rehabilitation center—described by observers as a concentration camp because of cases of negligence and maltreatment—was beaten to death by other wards.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila port summit to tackle solutions to congestion

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Government agencies and private stakeholders in the operations of the Port of Manila will meet Monday in a bid to seek enforceable solutions to congestion in the country’s primary port once and for all.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila shelter for street kids run like ‘concentration camp’

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An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

Officials running a local government facility in Manila that is supposed to shelter and nurture street children have come under fire for acts of negligence and maltreatment so severe that shocked observers likened the place to a “concentration camp.”

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

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