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‘Hidden cell’ found in Manila Police District station

By Rey Galupo/The Philippine Star – More than a dozen detainees were found in a nearly airless cell hidden behind a shelf at the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 1 yesterday. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and MPD officials clashed over the allegedly secret cell at the station in Read more »

US fighter jet crashes off Philippines; pilot safe

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – A US Navy pilot ejected safely from his fighter jet while attempting to land on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Celebes Sea in southern Philippines. In a statement on Friday, the US Navy said a helicopter recovered the pilot after ejecting from an Read more »

Russian warship visits port of Manila

By Jaime Laude/The Philippine Star – The commander of the Russian guided-missile cruiser warship described yesterday their four-day port call in Manila as a very important mission for the Russian Pacific Fleet. Capt. Alexsei Ulyanenko, Varyag’s commander, issued the brief statement shortly after docking his Slava-class warship at Manila’s Read more »

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

via bbc.com – Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time, in the Philippines. Details of the creature, which can reach up to 1.55m (5ft) in length and 6cm (2.3in) in diameter, were published in a US science journal. The giant shipworm spends its Read more »

31 dead, 46 injured in Nueva Ecija bus crash

via cnnphilippines.com – At least 36 people were killed and 46 injured after a bus fell into a 100-foot ravine in Barangay Capintalan, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Antonio Yarra told CNN Philippines’ New Day of the 46 injured, Read more »

At least nine dead in Cebu flooding

By Dale Israel/cnnphilippines.com – Nine people — including four children — were killed in Cebu due to heavy flooding brought about by tropical depression “Crising.” Eight of the nine fatalities came from northern Carmen, Cebu where a river overflowed due to nonstop rains since Black Saturday. Carmen is 48 Read more »