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Law against using phone behind the wheel now in place

A law banning motorists from using electronic devices is now in force. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act (RA 10913) prohibits motorists from checking their phones or other devices, even if they are waiting at a red light. The law covers every type of vehicle, ranging from diplomatic limousines to ox-drawn carts. The law…


US Army veteran in custody after pensioner killed in road accident

A retired American soldier was placed under police custody after his pick-up rammed a tricycle, killing a passenger and injuring four others in Ormoc City, on Sunday morning. Police identified the motorist as Matthew del Robert, aged 46. The fatality, meanwhile, was identified as Sitay Villaluz, 79. According to a report on…


WATCH: Burning transmission tower collapses onto expressway

There was traffic chaos on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after a fire caused a transmission tower to collapse onto the road. The blaze in Muntinlupa City broke out in a 400-square-metre residential compound near the northbound Alabang exit plaza, said city information officer Tez Navarro….


At least 26 dead after out-of-control bus plunges into ravine

At least 26 people were killed and at least 20 injured after a bus plunged down a ravine in Nueva Ecija this morning (Tuesday, April 18). Local police chief Senior Inspector Robert de Guzman confirmed the death toll after a Leomarick Trans bus veered off the road in Capintalan village…