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PG&E expects federal criminal charges for fatal pipeline blast

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said last week the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Heroic Filipino caregiver dies

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Allen Belaguas. Photo from www.colonialfuneral.com

A Filipino caregiver who has been fighting for his life since falling into a coma after trying to save the Naperville, Chicago couple he was caring for died Sunday, Feb. 15, at a Rainbow Hospice facility, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fire razes Fil-Am’s landmark LA mansion

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Glendora resident Marc Pijuan was awakened by a loud pounding on his front door early yesterday morning (Friday in Manila). It was a team of police officers warning him that a brushfire in the Angeles National Forest was getting dangerously close to his neighborhood.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fatal US blaze limo had too many passengers—police

A limousine in which a Filipino bride and four friends died when it erupted in flames was carrying more passengers than its normal limit, an official and reports said Monday.  AP FILE PHOTO

A limousine in which a Filipina bride and four friends died when it erupted in flames was carrying more passengers than its normal limit, an official and reports said Monday.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino bride, friends died trying to escape burning limo—coroner

San Mateo County coroner Robert Foucrault speaks at a news conference at the California Highway Patrol headquarters in Redwood City, California, Monday, May 6, 2013. A newlywed bride from the Philippines and four friends died desperately trying to scamble out of a rented limousine that burst into flames en route to a party in California celebrating her wedding, Foucrault said Monday.  AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

A bride and four friends died desperately trying to scamble out of a rented limousine which burst into flames en route to a party in California celebrating her wedding, a coroner said Monday.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino bride, 4 others killed in California limousine fire

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A woman and four members of her bridal shower burned to death in a horrific accident, when their rented limousine caught fire en route to a party in California celebrating her wedding, US media reported Sunday.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Americans, South Korean dead in Olongapo fire

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Three Americans and a South Korean man were among six people who died on Friday when a fire razed a small hotel near a former US naval base in the Philippines, police said.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US authorities to interview injured Filipinos in oil rig blast

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine embassy in Washington on Friday said that federal authorities were expected to interview three Filipino oil rig workers who sustained burn injuries in the November 16 oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Agency: Gulf of Mexico oil firm needs to improve offshore safety

This aerial photograph shows damage from an explosion and fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which took the lives of three Filipino workers and injured three others. Close to 100 Filipino workers have joined a class action suit against a Louisiana-based company Grand Isle Shipyard, charging it with exploitative working conditions, a migrant rights group said Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 (Monday in Manila). AP PHOTO

A federal agency told a Texas-based oil production company Wednesday it needs to improve safety at its offshore operations, days after a deadly explosion and fire on one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that left a Filipino oil worker dead and 11 others injured.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Filipino oil rig worker still missing; Cuisia visits injured

Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Filipino worker remained missing after the explosion and fire on an oil platform he and 21 others were working on in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. One Filipino was killed in the incident.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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