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Low pressure area may intensify to tropical cyclone east of Mindanao

The low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility is expected to enter and intensify into tropical depression within the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Friday. The LPA was spotted some 1,700 km east of Mindanao. Once it enters the PAR […]

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals Malacanang on Friday released several appointment papers for various positions in the Judiciary. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Gabriel Robeniol and Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig as Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals. Robeniol took over Isaias Dicdican while Fiel-Macaraig replaced […]

Cebu is richest province with P28.181-B equity in 2014

The Commission on Audit on its 2014 annual financial report has tagged Cebu the richest province of the country. Cebu has an equity of P28.181 billion. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said he was glad about the province doing well in equity and assets based on the report. “Well, that […]

Manifesto listing seen as cause of long wait in Boracay ports

[flexiblemap title=”Boracay Island” address=”Boracay, Malay, Aklan” region=”Western Visayas, Philippines” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″] . The mandatory manifesto listing for boat passengers in Boracay was seen as the primary cause of long queues in the island. Prompted by the problem, the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force has ordered the management of Aklan […]

PAL confirms cancellation of over 300 more flights due to APEC

More flights were cancelled by flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday in view of preparation for the upcoming 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. PAL said that these cancellations were added in view of the latest information on the movements of world leaders and economic ministers […]

Caritas Internationalis spends P3.2B for ‘Yolanda’ victims

An official of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the Catholic charity group Caritas Internationalis has spent more than P3.2 billion in assistance of victims of super typhoon Yolanda for the last two years. Of the P3.2 billion allocated […]

Tacloban City commemorates 2nd year of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Two years today, after super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ ravaged mostly areas in the Eastern Visayas region, the people of Tacloban City and nearby towns will commemorate the event with a string of activities on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The city government of Tacloban urged survivors to join the Sunday commemoration of […]

Nigeria funds potable water system for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines Buba Tekune led last Thursday the inauguration ceremony of the water supply project for calamity devastated-families relocated in the resettlement site of Ridgeview Park in Tacloban City, almost two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda leveled the area. […]

APEC prep spurs cancellation of over 200 PAL flights

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Saturday announced it has cancelled a total of 211 flights from Nov. 15 to 20 in preparation for the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting next month. Of the 211 flights, 115 were domestic flights while 96 were international flights. These cancellations come after the Manila […]

Chinese consul general wounded, 2 more dead in Cebu City shooting

Two Chinese consular officials in Cebu were killed while the consul general was wounded in a shooting incident inside the Lighthouse Restaurant along General Maxilom, Cebu City at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. A Chinese retired consular official and his spouse was taken into police custody immediately after the shooting. The […]

More roads will get name after Cory, Ninoy and Kokoy Romualdez

MANILA, May 28 – More roads are due to be named after former President Corazon C. Aquino and other past politicians.. This development was known as the Senate committee on public works has bills seeking to name the circumferential road in Iloilo City as President Cory C. Aquino Avenue, and […]

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DENR6 targets massive greening program in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Feb 23 — Identified areas of mangroves along riverbanks, coastal zones and public lands in all provinces of Western Visayas are up for a massive tree planting and greening program. The regional offfice here of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) is now ready to […]

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Chinese consul general wounded, 2 more dead in Cebu City shooting

Two Chinese consular officials in Cebu were killed while the consul general was wounded in a shooting incident inside the Lighthouse Restaurant along General Maxilom, Cebu City at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. A Chinese retired consular official and his spouse was taken into police custody immediately after the shooting. The […]

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