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MRT-3 train derailed, injuries reported

via rappler.com – A Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) train went past its barrier at the terminal’s Taft station Wednesday, August 13, injuring several passengers and causing a post to fall over a car. A passenger told dzBB the problems began in the Magallanes station, when the train air-conditioning went off. Read more »

Ship evades Chinese blockade

Mission accomplished to resupply, rotate troops in Ayungin Shoal Philippine Daily Inquirer Philippine soldiers aboard a civilian vessel engaged on Saturday in a dramatic nearly two-hour standoff with Chinese Coast Guard ships near the disputed Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal claimed by both countries, an incident witnessed by journalists on Read more »

Michael Martinez advances at Sochi Olympics

via ABS-CBNnews.com – Filipino ice skater Michael Martinez made Olympic history when he qualified for medal round of the men’s figure skating event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia on Thursday. Martinez, the youngest among the 30 competitors in the event, garnered a component score of 31.50 and Read more »

Mayor of Typhoon-Ravaged City Urges Residents to Flee

TACLOBAN, the Philippines — The mayor of this typhoon-ravaged city urged residents on Wednesday afternoon to flee to other cities and find shelter there with relatives if they could, saying that the local authorities were struggling to provide enough food and water and faced difficulties in maintaining law and order. Read more »

Zamboanga City shut down as MNLF men attack its villages

By Roel Pareño and Dennis Carcamo/philstar.com – Six people have been reported killed and dozens wounded and trapped after more than 100 suspected members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) infiltrated several coastal villages in Zamboanga City before dawn Monday. Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said in her Read more »

Napoles surrenders to Aquino

By Jamie Marie Elona, Matikas Santos, Nancy C. Carvajal, Nikko Dizon, TJ Burgonio/INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Fearing for her life, fugitive Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10 billion pork barrel scam, surrendered to President Benigno Aquino in Camp Crame Wednesday night, Malacañang announced. “At 9:37 p.m. Read more »