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Skyler Abatayo finally laid to rest

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:27 PM

People surrounding the small casket chant for justice before 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is laid to rest nearly two weeks after he was killed

Photo from the Facebook page of Justice for Blayden Skyler Abatayo.

Skyler Abatayo case: 4 cops sacked as probe begins

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The 4 anti-drug cops tested negative for gunpowder traces, but this does not get them completely off the hook, says the Philippine National Police

'JUSTICE FOR SKYLER'. Four cops have been sacked following the death of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo, killed by a stray bullet just after studying at home. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Skyler Abatayo hit by stray bullet after doing school assignment

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The four-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-drug operation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City

KILLED. 3-year-old Skyler Abatayo was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

4-year-old killed by stray bullet from Cebu City anti-drug operation

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Police say Skyler Abatayo was killed by a bullet from drug suspects and not from cops, but this has yet to be proven by a ballistics examination

KILLED. Four-year-old Skyler Abatayo was slain by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

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Police identify suspect in shooting of 15-year-old girl in Malabon

Jan 02, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Police say the suspect reportedly missed his target and hit Emilene Villanueva instead

STRAY BULLET? A victim of a stray bullet is wheeled into the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New Year revelry on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

15-year-old 'stray bullet' victim needs miracle, prayers – DOH

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:31 PM

UPDATED Doctors cannot remove the bullet lodged deep in the girl s head as it would be more damaging to her

STRAY BULLET. A victim of a stray bullet is wheeled in the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Centre in Manila during the New Year revelry on Sunday, January 1, 2017. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOH reports big drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2016

Jan 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

UPDATED Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would harshly punish revelers who celebrate the New Year with firecrackers caused a remarkable decline in injuries

NEW YEAR'S EVE INJURY. Doctors and nurses at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila attend to a victim of firecrackers during the New Year's Eve revelry on January 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Aug 07, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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VIRAL: Video of men firing weapons indiscriminately sparks outcry

Jan 05, 2016 - 3:31 PM

A video of several men posing and firing an automatic rifle draws the ire of netizens and brings the question of gun control into focus

OUTRAGE. Outrage erupts among netizens as they react to a video of three men firing an automatic rifle during the New Year celebrations. Screengrab taken from Aris Natividad's Facebook post/original video by Edgardo Quinit

DOH: 839 injured in New Year revelry

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Most firecracker related injuries are in Metro Manila

INJURED. A Filipino woman (L) waits for medical personnel as a reveler (C) injured from a firework accident rests at a government hospital during the celebration of New Year in Manila, Philippines, January 1, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

New Year mayhem kills 2, injures hundreds

Jan 01, 2016 - 2:48 PM

The Department of Health has recorded a total of 380 cases of fireworks related injuries and 4 victims of stray bullets

A Filipino woman (L) waits for medical personnel as a reveler (C) injured from a firework accident rests at a government hospital during the celebration of New Year in Manila, Philippines, 01 January 2016. Philippine hospitals braced for more injuries from New Year?s Eve celebrations with hundreds of people already hurt from firecrackers and stray bullets. Filipinos traditionally make noise, including firecrackers, on New Year's Eve in the belief that they drive away the bad luck of the past year and attract good luck in the coming year. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 185

Dec 31, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Police says 5 civilians a soldier and a policeman were arrested for illegally firing their guns

NEW YEAR INJURIES. Filipino revelers injured from a firework accident queue for treatment inside a government hospital during celebration of New Year in Manila on January 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

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Stray bullet kills 9-year-old girl in Bulacan

Dec 29, 2015 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED The girl who was hit by a stray bullet while playing outside her home is the first recorded victim of a stray bullet this holiday season

Christmas and New Year stray bullet incidents reach 61

Jan 04, 2015 - 3:04 PM

In the incidents reported between December 16 2014 and January 4 2015 43 were injured by stray bullets while one was killed the Philippine National Police says

11-year-old girl dies from stray bullet injury

Jan 02, 2015 - 2:54 PM

UPDATED At least 30 other people have been injured due to stray bullets during the holiday festivities the police says

PNP on ‘high alert’ for New Year revelry

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:40 PM

The DILG wants to turn the potentially dangerous celebration into the safest holiday season

NEW YEAR 2015. Local police officers display some confiscated prohibited firecrackers near the rows of pyrotechnic sellers in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, December 29. The display serves as a reminder to the public to avoid such firecrackers to avoid untoward incidents during the new year revelry. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOH begins campaign against use of firecrackers

Dec 11, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Data from the health department show that the number of fireworks related injuries increased in 2013 and most of the incidents happened in the National Capital Region

NO TO FIRECRACKERS. Government officials encourage the use of alternative noisemakers this coming holiday season. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Almost 1,000 injured due to firecrackers

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The DOH says there are more fireworks related injuries this year compared to 2012 possibly due to the longer holiday break

New Year countdown: 50-80 injuries hourly

Dec 31, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As of morning of December 31 the count of those hurt by fireworks or stray bullets has reached 262 already surpassing last year s tally on the same date

FIREWORKS. A woman and man work on building fireworks. Photo by Leanne Jazul

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

Dec 13, 2013 - 8:03 PM

DOH s Eric Tayag draws attention to this message by dancing to the tune of Katy Perry s Roar

Death of 7-year-old reignites gun control issue

Jan 05, 2013 - 6:43 PM

The death of seven year old Stephanie Nicole Ella reignites concerns on gun control in the Philippines

DOH advises firecracker victims to get anti-Tetanus shots

Jan 05, 2013 - 5:26 PM

The Department of Health says anti tetanus shots are far cheaper than anti tetanus treatments that could cost as much as P30 000

Holiday gun ban? Aquino to discuss plan

Jan 04, 2013 - 3:07 PM

The Palace says proposals to impose a holiday gun ban will have to be discussed with President Aquino

(UPDATED) Police probe 4 in New Year shooting

Jan 03, 2013 - 8:40 PM

The police are conducting further tests to determine who fired the gun that killed Stephanie Nicole Ella

Fireworks were the last images Nicole saw

Jan 02, 2013 - 6:42 PM

A celebratory gunfire also killed a four year old boy and injured more than 600 others by firecrackers during the New Year celebrations in Manila

'Get proper treatment,' DOH tells firecracker victims

Jan 02, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The DOH asked the public to seek treatment for injuries amid 697 reported cases of people being injured due to 2013 revelry

Stray bullet kills 4-year-old on New Year's eve

Jan 01, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Four year old Ranjelo Nemor was killed after being hit by a bullet on his back while playing near their home in Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City