MRT-3 suspends operations for over two hours after man falls to his death on tracks

A homeless man died today after falling from a height onto the tracks of the MRT-3 in Makati City. Police identified the 21-year-old victim as Mas Sandamon, of Marang Sumisip in Basilan province. Sandamon reportedly died instantly from head injuries, which he sustained in the fall onto the tracks, The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. The MRT-3 ...

Change is coming: Philippine central bank to replace PHP20 banknote with coin

Change is coming: Philippine central bank to replace PHP20 banknote with coin

The PHP20 paper bill will be phased out and changed into coins (get it?!) starting in 2020, the government office responsible for producing the country’s money announced...

Albayalde not forced by superiors to resign, interior secretary says

Albayalde not forced by superiors to resign, interior secretary says

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde was not forced to resign from his post, his former boss Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said today following...

(Not Quite) All Aboard: One more of MRT-3’s long-stalled Dalian trains to hit tracks tonight

(Not Quite) All Aboard: One more of MRT-3’s long-stalled Dalian trains to hit tracks tonight

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will start using another one of its trains from Chinese company Dalian — four years after the problem-riddled batch of carriages arrived in the...

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged...

Alleged fraudster accused of impersonating government employee arrested in Manila

Alleged fraudster accused of impersonating government employee arrested in Manila

A man who allegedly posed as a Department of Budget and Management (DBM) employee to solicit money from police officers with a fake tale of woe was arrested yesterday. Joseph...

Two Golds: Malacañang congratulates female boxer, teen gymnast for historic wins

Two Golds: Malacañang congratulates female boxer, teen gymnast for historic wins

Boxer Nesthy Petecio was formally congratulated by the Philippine government today for winning the gold in the AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships in Ulan-ude, Russia...

No insult: Salvador Panelo says ‘wake up early’ remark was meant to praise commuters

No insult: Salvador Panelo says ‘wake up early’ remark was meant to praise commuters

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo today found himself still struggling to walk back controversial remarks about Manila traffic, maintaining he didn’t mean to insult...

Teacher goes viral for handing out Jollibee to Pampanga homeless for her birthday

Teacher goes viral for handing out Jollibee to Pampanga homeless for her birthday

Some people celebrate their birthdays with a quiet dinner with friends and family. Others go wild by erecting an indoor ferris wheel in Las Vegas (we’re looking at you, Jho...

Albayalde resigns as national police chief as ‘ninja cops’ issue reaches fever pitch

Albayalde resigns as national police chief as ‘ninja cops’ issue reaches fever pitch

General Oscar Albayalde today announced his resignation as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) as he continues to deny allegations that he protected his men from getting...


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