On such days as yesterday, when Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and his comrades took over the Manila Peninsula Hotel, don’t you wish you could check the local news as often as you want even if you’re not in front of your PC?

The good news–and you probably know it already–is that you could read the mobile version of the leading local news sites using your Palm Treo (or other cellphones). Just start your GPRS connection and point your Blazer (or Opera Mini, and other) to http://wap.gmanews.tv for the GMA-7 news site or http://mobile.inquirer.net for Philippine Daily Inquirer’s online news.

These sites are updated regularly, so you’ll surely get the latest news updates.