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Intramuros-based group wants to revive indie OPM

Despite the rains, the crowd stay on at the first “Intramuros Rising” music festival held at the Walled City’s Baluarte Plano Luneta de Sta. Isabel in August. The first music event featured “all-Intramuros” bands or music groups whose members are alumni or students of the four Intramuros-based universities. A second festival will be staged on Dec. 13 by Ilvstrados, a group of young professionals and students from Lyceum University of the Philippines.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Several Intramuros alumni or students who graduated from universities located within the Walled City are seeking to revive the indie OPM spirit by organizing another special music festival for “all-Intramuros” bands in the area.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

P200k reward offered in Manila cop’s slay


The Manila city government is offering a P200,000 reward for anyone who can lead the police to the still unidentified killer of PO3 Ronaldo Flores, the traffic officer who was gunned down while on duty on the night of Nov. 13 in Quiapo.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Philippines probes ‘prison’-like children’s center

Joseph Erap Estrada

Top Philippines officials said Monday they had launched investigations into a Manila children’s center overseen by a former president, after months of complaints about the “prison”-like conditions.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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

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 »

1 dead, 2,500 families lose homes in 2 Manila fires

VIEW FROM THE TOP. Flames consume homes at Barrio Luz. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

A man was killed and over 2,500 families lost their homes in separate fires that struck residential areas in Binondo and Tondo, Manila, early Saturday.

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