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End of the road: Can plan to phase out old jeepneys ever get into gear?

The latest attempt to remove smoke-belching traffic-clogging old jeepneys from the nations gridlocked streets are causing controversy. Talk of a “jeepney phaseout” has been heard for decades, and now a new “jeepney modernisation” scheme is ruffling feathers. Jeepney operators and drivers say the measure is just an attempt to force small…

Woman killed as powerful aftershock rocks earthquake-hit city

One person died and several injured today (Sunday, March 5) when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Surigao City, which is still recovering from a more powerful quake last month. The quake at 8.08am caused some further damage to buildings and led to one woman dying of a heart attack. At least 29 people have been reported…

Two women injured as magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks Davao City (video)

Two women were injured when a waiting shed collapsed during a magnitude 4.6 earthquake in Southern Mindanao yesterday (Thursday, February 23). The tremor occurred at 9.50am with an epicentre about six miles northwest of Davao City at a depth of about 10 miles, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said….