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5 caught selling turtle meat in Cebu market

By Calvin Cordova CEBU CITY—Five persons were arrested after being caught selling turtle meat in a market in Barangay Pasil here Tuesday. The National of Bureau…


1st box girder bridge to open January

By Lyka Manalo BATANGAS CITY—The 3rd Calumpang Bridge, the first and only segmental box girder bridge in the Philippines, is expected to open by January.…


3 die, 6 hurt in Cam Norte road crash

By Niño Luces CAMP OLA, Albay - Three passengers died while six others sustained serious injuries when a motorcycle with a hauler loaded with at…

Erich Romano Tumpalan, 12, moments after being treated at the East Avenue Medical Center after the kid picked up an unexploded “pla-pla” firecracker while celebrating the New Year at their place in Sandigan Bayan Park in Quezon City. The firecracker immediately exploded after being picked by Tumapaan. There were only 191 firecracker-related injuries with 7 cases of amputation and one stray bullet case were recorded by the Department of Health and the Philippine National Police during the celebration of the New Year in the Philippines resulting to a 77% drop in firecracker-related injuries vs 5-year average. (PHOTO/ ALVIN KASIBAN)

Firecracker injuries drop in Central Visayas

By Calvin Cordova CEBU CITY—The number of firecracker-related injuries in Central Visayas dropped last year and the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas is…