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PNP admits difficulty tracing stray bullets

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The truth is, according to the Philippine National Police, it is difficult to trace the source of stray bullets that kill or injure people.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Firecracker-related injuries higher in 2014–DOH

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A boy injured by a firecracker weeps at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year's celebrations. AFP/NOEL CELIS

Compared to last year, cases of revelry-related injuries are higher by five-percent in 2014 as the latest count shot up to 962 on Saturday, a health official said.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

QC cop faces ax for indiscriminate firing

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A Quezon City policeman is facing dismissal from the service after he fired at a group of teenagers who allegedly attacked his relatives on New Year’s Day, hitting and seriously wounding a motorcycle rider who just happened to be passing by the area.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Stray bullet victims in Metro down to 12 with no fatalities

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The death of stray bullet victim Stephanie Nicole Ella last year may still be unsolved but Metro Manila residents seem to have learned from the tragedy as the number of stray bullet victims went down by nearly half this holiday season.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PNP forms task force to find gunman in child’s stray bullet death

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Police in Ilocos Sur province formed on Thursday a task force to look for a man, who fired the gun that sent out a bullet that killed a three-month-old Von Alexander Llagas here on New Year’s eve.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Number of stray bullet incidents lower in 2014 than in 2013 — PNP

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The Philippine National Police on Thursday reported that the number of stray bullet incidents for 2014 revelry went down compared to the 2013 celebrations.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP, AFP vow to punish men who fired guns on New Year

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Police and military officials have vowed to penalize their personnel if found guilty of indiscriminately firing their guns during the holiday revelries.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Palace: It’s time to end use of firecrackers

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Malacañang believes that it’s time to end the use of dangerous firecrackers to welcome the New Year following the Department of Health’s (DOH) announcement that it has recorded higher number of firecracker-related injuries compared to last year.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Stray bullet kills 3-month-old boy

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A three month-old baby was killed while another child was injured by stray bullets as Ilocos Region welcomed the New Year, police said.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Close to 600 injured by firecrackers in PH

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Close to 600 people were injured by firecrackers as the Philippines welcomed the new year in a typically noisy fashion.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Justice elusive for kin of 7-year-old stray bullet victim

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Justice remains elusive for the family of Stephanie Nicole Ella, a year after she was killed by a stray bullet while watching fireworks with her family outside their house in Caloocan City.   Even the country’s top police official has admitted the difficulty in tracking down the person responsible for the death of the seven-year-old [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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