Kid falls into manhole, dies

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 05:17 p.m.

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was killed after she fell into an open manhole in Dagupan, Pangasinan.

Police reports said the victim, Jesica Rama, accidentally fell in the manhole along Barangay Gueset in Dagupan.

16 killed in China coal mine collapse

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 01:37 p.m.

BEIJING -- A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China's official news agency said Saturday.

Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi.

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:48 p.m.

NEW YORK -- Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

The first person to fall under the order was a health care worker returning Friday from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. By Friday evening, she had developed a fever and was being evaluated, New Jersey officials said.

Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:11 a.m.

MARYSVILLE, Washington — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Students said the gunman, identified as student Jaylen Fryberg, was staring at students as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. As other students heard the gunshots, they ran out of the cafeteria and building in a chaotic dash to safety while others were told to stay put inside classrooms.

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:38 p.m.

NEW YORK -- Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.

Heath officials have repeatedly given assurances that the disease is spread only by direct contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, vomit and feces, and that the virus survives on dry surfaces for only a matter of hours.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

MANILA -- A government official said the United States will pay P87 million ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told a legislative hearing on Friday that the US had agreed to pay the amount.

Religious group prays for Aquino’s love life

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:57 p.m.

A RELIGIOUS group prayed Friday for the love life of President Benigno Aquino III, a 54-year old bachelor.

The Chief Executive attended the 36th anniversary of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW) at Quirino Grandstand in Manila where he was prayed over by its members led by evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva.

Militants protest at military academy in Baguio

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:38 p.m.

MILITANTS trooped to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City to protest the anti-insurgency operations being conducted by the military in several areas in the country resulting in civilian deaths.

Members of the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA) together with several "bahag"-wearing elders from the provinces of Abra, Ifugao and Mountain Province marched along the Session Road, the area considered as the center of Baguio City towards Camp Allen, a military camp where PMA is situated.

Alleged mastermind in Pastor slay asks DOJ to junk charges

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:00 p.m.

BUSINESSMAN Domingo de Guzman III denied Friday that he ordered the killing of international racing champion Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor last June 12 at a busy intersection in Quezon City.

He asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to junk the murder charges against him, citing lack of "credible evidence" and the retraction of Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, who was allegedly hired by de Guzman for P100,000 to weed out Pastor.

Aquino seeks businessmen's help to improve power sector

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:51 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III urged Friday businessmen to support the government's efforts to further reform the power sector in the country amid the projected power shortage next year.

Speaking before the 40th Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Expo, Aquino said that efforts to reform the power industry, as embodied in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), were still a work in progress.

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