Why the SAF Grenades did not Explode?


SAF grenades defective, did not explode
MANILA, Philippines – The police commandos who clashed with Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25 did not run out of bullets, contrary to reports and testimonies in congressional hearings.

They still had ammunition for their rifles, but their grenades were defective and apparently did not explode.

This is according to Superintendent Raymund Train, intelligence officer of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who led the 38-member assault team.
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/16/15/saf-grenades-defective-did-not-explode

BSP: Beware of fake money, shortchanging at foreign exchange shops
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is reminding Filipinos to be careful against fake money and “shortchanging” in foreign exchange shops, GMA News TV’s Balitanghali reported on Sunday.

“Dapat laging niyong binibiliang bago kayo umalis kasi mahirap talagang i-dispute na kulang yung nakuha mong pera specially if nakalabas ka na ng money changer,” said Prudence Kasala, OIC of the BSP’s Financial Consumer Protection Department. The central bank does not regulate exchange rates, it however, prohibits shortchanging.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/392549/economy/moneyandbanking/bsp-beware-of-fake-money-shortchanging-at-foreign-exchange-shops

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Getting Caught Up In Telling Stories
A lot of folks are trying to make sense of what would drive Brian Williams, a reporter, the face of NBC news, to make up easily fact-checkable stories about his experiences as a reporter embedded with troops during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. His apology has only made things worse.

He says he made a “mistake.” But it just isn’t plausible that a mistake of memory could have led him to believe that he’d been in a helicopter shot down over enemy territory. No, he lied about it. The question is, why? Ego? Self-aggrandizement? Trying to make himself seem better, braver, tougher, more experienced than he really is?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2015/02/06/383975796/getting-caught-up-in-telling-stories

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