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April 2015

Chinese Construction Company Builds 57-Story Skyscraper in Only 19 Days

CHANGSHA, China (AP) — A Chinese builder has built the first pre-fab skyscraper in just 19 working days in central China. Broad Sustainable Building Co. put up the glass and steel building in Hunan Province at Changsha City using prefabricated modular methods – the building method allows the company to…


At Least 80 Injured After PNR Train Derails in Taguig City

    MANILA, Philippines – At least 80 people suffered various injuries after two coaches of the Philippines National Railways train flipped offtrack midday Wednesday. According to local police the derailment happened at around 3:45 p.m. – the train was carrying approximately 500 passengers. The incident happened on the boundary…


Man Sets Neighbor on Fire in Pasig City

PASIG CITY – A suspected drug dealer/user set his neighbor on fire as he hung out with his friends in a Pasig City. 22-year-old Leo Bradicina was set ablaze by a man known only as “Bubot” an alias known in his drug trading circles. The incident happened at around 11:45…





Laude Family Demands 200-Million-Pesos in Damages from Pemberton

  MANILA, Philippines – The family of slain transgender Jeffrey Laude is demanding 200-million-pesos in civil damages from Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton. Lawyer Harry Roque said the Laude’s want 100-million pesos in moral damages and 100-million pesos in civil damages. Laude’s sister, Malou, says the family wants the incident…




Davao City Prepares for Kadayawan Festival 2015

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order creating a committee which will plan, organize and impliment the activities involving the 2015 Kadayawan Festival.  The “Grand Daddy” Festival will happen this year on August 17th to the 23rd – the city government has…