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Eco-airport of Bohol Panglao International opens for commercial flights
Eco-airport of Bohol Panglao International opens for commercial flights

We get it. Bicolanos and travelers to and from the region will have to get used to flying and landing on four dated airports, one each in Legazpi, Pili (for Naga), Virac and Masbate. The one and only, but much vaunted, Bicol International Airport, or the Southern Luzon International Airport, […]

Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST
Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST

The University of Santo Tomas distanced itself from the recognition given to Malacanang’s communication assistant secretary Mocha Uson by one of its alumni organization. The educational institution has to make a clarificatory statement the recognition given to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson was given by […]

Delos Santos stays as BuCor chief despite resignation, but for a while
Delos Santos stays as BuCor chief despite resignation, but for a while

He is staying, but for a while. Yes, Bureau of Corrections director Benjamin Delos Santos, after all, will stay put in his post even as he has tendered an irrevocable resignation last July 13 already. It was because justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre ordered him to stay. What can he do […]

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan
Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed […]

Typhoon Auring makes second landfall in Bohol
Typhoon Auring makes second landfall in Bohol

In its recent update, the state weather bureau said typhoon Auring made a second landfall over Ubay in Bohol province. Residents of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 are warned of possible flash floods and landslides. Areas under TCWS No. 1 are Cuyo Island, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros […]

Palawan islet home to dozens of rare bird species going underwater
Palawan islet home to dozens of rare bird species going underwater

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 22 — An islet in Palawan that is host to dozens of bird species is in the brink of going under seawater due to continuous erosion. The bird islet on the North Atoll of Tubbataha Reefs was confirmed undergoing a progressive erosion as officials of the […]

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief
President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. […]

Batanes, Northern Luzon areas under tropical storm signals as ‘Ferdie’ enters PAR
Batanes, Northern Luzon areas under tropical storm signals as ‘Ferdie’ enters PAR

Batanes island group was placed under tropical cyclone signal 4 on Tuesday evening as typhoon ‘Ferdie’ approaches the area. The state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, in its midnight bulletin warns that the typhoon will make its first landfall in Batanes between 11:00PM and 1 AM. […]

NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing
NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been placed in full alert status following Friday’s bombing in Davao City. Manila International Aairport Authority general manager Ed Monreal clarified that the alert status was raised as a proactive measure to ensure safety and security of airport users. Monreal clarified that the […]

Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm
Three Bacolod policemen facing charges for pawning service firearm

What could be the reason why three Philippine National Police personnel of Bacolod Police Office had to pawn their service firearm issued by the government? This and some boiling questions will have to get prompt and fitting answer from Police Officers 3 Joel Gacho and Eugene Tamayo, and Senior Police […]

A 34-kilo pearl found off Palawan waters maybe worth $100-M
A 34-kilo pearl found off Palawan waters maybe worth $100-M

What do you do when you were entrusted with a huge pearl weighing 34 kilos and measures 2.2 feet in width and one foot long which could be the biggest in the world and a rare find? Before your answer, read our story first. City tourism officer of Puerto Princesa […]

Duterte hints De Lima in Muntinlupa Matrix and multi-million pork barrel scam
Duterte hints De Lima in Muntinlupa Matrix and multi-million pork barrel scam

Are we in for some bombshell from “protagonists” President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Lilia de Lima? It seems the bickerings will linger for sometime. As the government initiative on the war on drugs continue, Duterte on Tuesday said that Malacañang is now in possession of a matrix that shows the […]

Cebu provincial jail warden resigns amidst controversies
Cebu provincial jail warden resigns amidst controversies

CEBU CITY — The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center again grasped the news limelight, but on a different angle. The detention center in the premier city of the south used to be famous with the dancing inmates in years past. But a new series of controversies engulfed CPDRC which […]

Last pillar for LRT line 2 extension to Antipolo nears completion
Last pillar for LRT line 2 extension to Antipolo nears completion

Construction of the last pillar for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 extension up until Masinag Junction in Barangay Masinag of Antipolo City is nearing completion. The extension that connects with the Santolan station in Pasig City to Masinag covers 3.9 kilometers of elevated guideway. After Santolan, two stations […]

Inclement weather triggers suspension of classes in these Luzon areas
Inclement weather triggers suspension of classes in these Luzon areas

Expect there will be suspension of more classes in all levels for both private and publics schools in affected areas of the country due to prevailing inclement weather situations brought about the southwest monsoon and identified low pressure area. The 13 cities under the National Capital Region all have declared […]