‘FUN RACE’ SHATTERS WORLD RECORD

‘FUN RACE’ SHATTERS WORLD RECORD By Maxine Ann Velasco The fun run which aims to save the Pasig River sets a precedent record when thousands of politicians, students, celebrities and ordinary people flocked the Manila roads. Dubbed as 10.10.10 Run for Pasig River, the event attracted 116,086 runners, enough to break the 110,000 sprinters in … Continue reading

SPITTING THEFT GANG ARRESTED

SPITTING THEFT GANG ARRESTED By Persia Plaza An overseas seaman was tricked by five suspected members of Laguna-based “Dura-Dura” gang. The victim, 33 year-old seaman, Gregorio Bibat, stated that he was inside a passenger jeepney with his girlfriend when one of the suspects continuously nudged him, calling his attention to spit on the vehicle seat, … Continue reading

CHECKMATE ALONG THE ROADSIDE

CHECKMATE ALONG THE ROADSIDE By Karlo Oropesa Though it is a thinking man’s game, the players in a chess club underneath an overpass along Espana Boulevard don’t seem to be bothered by the dissonance made by speeding vehicles. Filipinos are fond of playing sports be it indoors or outdoor, just like the people in Barangay … Continue reading

BUSTED PIPES IN MANILA TO BE REPLACED

BUSTED PIPES IN MANILA TO BE REPLACED By Bianca Kathrice Bernardo   Days of water woes in Sampaloc and Sta. Mesa are numbered. This was after MAYNILAD Water Services Inc. (MAYNILAD) announced its plan to replace all pipes in Balik-balik Street this October to improve the water supply in the area. The project also includes … Continue reading

BARANGAY HUT

BARANGAY HUT Barangay halls are common places in Metro Manila, but seeing them built in a nipa hut is not that common. Antonio Sebastian, 52, a kagawad of Barangay 446 Zone 46 in Alfonso Mendoza St. in Manila said that the hall was built to look over the dishonest and inconsiderate people doing crimes in … Continue reading

OIL SPILL DERAILED NORTH HARBOR

OIL SPILL DERAILED NORTH HARBOR By Roznelette Melza Delos Reyes Fifty liters of oil spilled from a passenger ship causing the services in the Manila harbor to be derailed. Eighty meters of the coastline area were inflicted by the spill that came from the MV Princess of the Carribean, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr.Arman Balilo … Continue reading

FARE HIKE IN RAILWAY DEFERRED

FARE HIKE IN RAILWAY DEFERRED By Roznelette Melza Delos Reyes The rallying students from various colleges and universities led by National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) got what they wished for after the fare hike in railways was suspended for a month. Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said that the decision was … Continue reading

MAYOR’S PHONEY CONSULTANT ARRESTED

MAYOR’S PHONEY CONSULTANT ARRESTED By Marianne Angela Dee   A 50-year old posing as the mayor’s Health Consultant was recently arrested for apprehension of authority. The old man, identified as Bobby Neyra, of No. 23 Libis St., Caloocan City, was lurking in the premises of the City College of Manila (CCM), enticing the students to … Continue reading

ESCAPE WITHIN THE WALLS

ESCAPE WITHIN THE WALLS By Milenette Sarah Uy A white sailing time machine confined within Intramuros awaits those who wants to explore the hidden roots of Manila. Plaza Mexico Ferry Station offers a breath taking ferry ride that goes around Manila, Pasig and Makati City. It is one of the stations of the Pasig River … Continue reading

THE RETURN OF THE GALLEON

THE RETURN OF THE GALLEON By Joanna Conde For the 14th century people, galleons were the most convenient way to travel. From the time of Ferdinand Magellan to the early times of Jose Rizal, galleons marked their way to the spawning of global commercialization and the fast-forwarding of civilizations. And now, a replica of the … Continue reading