August, 2017


10 dead as train derails in India

NEW DELHI, India – Ten people were killed and dozens injured when an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, August 19, an official said. Emergency workers were pulling people out of mangled, upended carriages and rushing the wounded to hospital after 5 coaches derailed early on Saturday evening. “Ten … Source: Politics

Jaguars beat Panthers by 5 points in Cesafi 2017 elims

THE University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars beat the University of Southern Philippines-Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 84-79, in the 2017 Cesafi elimination game on Saturday, August 19 at the Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City. USJ-R Jaguars got off to a good start in the first quarter with 16-13, three points ahead of USPF Panthers. The Panthers bounced back in the second quarter with 37 points against Jaguars’ 33, and in the third quarter with 59 points against Jaguars’ 57. Source: Local News

7 hurt in Russia knife attack, terror 'not main angle'

MOSCOW, Russia –  A man stabbed 7 people on the street in Russia’s far north Saturday before being shot dead by police but investigators said that his motive was most likely not terrorism. The incident took place on Saturday morning, August 19, in the city of Surgut, where the man … Source: Politics

Gilas Pilipinas slide continues with loss to Lebanon in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

  MANILA, Philippines – After fighting hard, Gilas Pilipinas suffered its second heartbreak as the national team was crushed by Lebanon, 106-87, in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Saturday, August 19 in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon was unstoppable from both the defensive and offensive sides as it clobbered Philippines throughout the … Source: Politics

Kris Aquino says James Yap using Bimby for publicity

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino has taken to Facebook to speak up against her former husband James Yap’s comments about their son Bimby. In the post, Kris cited an August 18 article on Pep , where James said that he hasn’t seen Bimby in 8 months. James felt that this was because the … Source: Politics

Caloocan police chief sacked over student's death

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde sacked Caloocan City police chief Chito Bersaluna as authorities investigate the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos in an anti-drug operation. In a phone interview with Rappler on Saturday, August 19, Albayalde said it was a preventive suspension  pending a probe … Source: Politics

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines

On August 15, 2017, in one big sweep, 32 drug suspects were killed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) officers in the province of Bulacan. That day has the dubious recognition of having the most number of deaths in a single day in the continuing war on drugs. Dubbed “one-time, big-time” … Source: Politics

Lanao del Norte mayor arrested over unlicensed firearms

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, at a checkpoint at the Ozamiz City port on Saturday, August 19, after his security detail was found with firearms with expired licenses. Ozamiz City police confiscated two 9mm pistols, two .45 pistols, and 3 hand grenades. The … Source: Politics

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Lebanon – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas looks to come back to its winning ways and beat Lebanon in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Saturday, August 19 in Beirut, Lebanon. After suffering a dreadful defeat against South Korea in the quarterfinals, 118-86, Philippines hopes to improve in the tourney to a … Source: Politics

Rain over southern Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao on Sunday

What’s the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler’s  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom MANILA, Philippines – Cloudy skies with light to moderate rain will be experienced over southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on Sunday, … Source: Politics