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Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: Pa of stray bullet victim on justice

We are still facing a blank wall as far as the case of my daughter is concerned. It has been a year now and our thought that justice is for everyone seems to be no longer true.—Jay Ella, father of Stephanie Ella who died from a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve of 2013 in Caloocan City

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Firecracker injuries hit 933 cases

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A father rushes his daughter to a hospital after being hit with a stray bullet following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila. The sheer recalcitrance of traders, among others, contributed to the shocking rise in the number of fireworks-related New Year’s Eve injuries this year, which reached 933 cases on Friday, health authorities said.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The sheer recalcitrance of traders, the stubbornness of revelers, the authorities’ preoccupation with the tragic aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” even the notorious corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

New Year’s Eve tally of injuries increasing

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Police in Ilocos Sur province on Thursday formed a task force to look for a person who fired the gun whose bullet killed 3-month-old Von Alexander Llagas in Caoayan town on New Year’s Eve as more cases of stray-bullet injuries were reported across the country.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Stray bullet kills baby

A boy cries as he is treated for his wounds after being injured in a firecracker explosion following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila. Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province.   The bullet pierced the head of Von Alexander Llagas as he slept beside his father, Valeriano, in their house in Barangay […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cops, docs brace for New Year’s ‘big bang’

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Incidents of injuries from stray bullets have been increasing with the coming of the New Year, an indication that trigger-happy gun owners, including policemen, have not learned their lessons of people who died from stray bullets in past New Year revelries.   The Department of Health (DOH) had recorded 262 revelry-related injuries as of 6 […]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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