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BUSTED – Railroad thieves that caused PNR derailment incident caught

A gang engaged in the theft and sale of Philippine National Railways (PNR) railroad ties was arrested following an entrapment operation that led to discovery of the stolen items – weighing a total of at least 50 kilograms – in a junk shop in Taguig City.

PNR to resume operations in June, seeks P5 fare hike

The Philippine National Railways will resume full operations by June 15 to accommodate the influx of passengers when the school year starts.

China will go to war with USA if it interferes with hypocritical land reclamation

A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that “war is inevitable” between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.

NOT AGAIN – LRT Line 1 collision in Monumento station en route to Balintawak

LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera said the accident was caused by a technical glitch triggered by a power fluctuation in the area, which caused one of the trains to collide with the other from behind.

The Fast and the Furious 8 to be set in Manila?

Vin Diesel has truly fallen in love with the Philippines and the Filipinos’ warm and hospitable personality. The Hollywood actor wants to shoot the next “Fast And The Furious” in the Philippines, and said he will talk with its producers to make that possible.

Eiffel Tower closes as staff strike over pickpockets

A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower officials and unions said.

BRP Lake Caliraya – Philippine Navy’s newest tanker in service

BRP Lake Caliraya (AF81), formerly MT Lapu-Lapu, was donated to the military in March 2014 and went through dry dock and repairs in Batangas and Cavite before being commissioned.

China slams ‘futile’ PHL occupation of Pag-asa Island in Spratlys

China rebuked the Philippines on Tuesday for taking journalists to Pag-asa Island, a disputed area in the South China Sea, dismissing its occupation as “futile and illegal” in the latest war of words between the two sides.

BIOCONCRETE – Self-healing concrete is here

Led by scientists Henk Jonkers and Eric Schlangen, the team has recently unveiled the first application of its living concrete, which fills its cracks with the help of bacteria.

Rodrigo Duterte to Human Rights Watch: HYPOCRITES!

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte fired back at Human Rights Watch, which had urged government to investigate his role in alleged extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals in the Mindanao city.