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Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

“Ruby” weakens into tropical depression, with 8 areas under signal #1

MANILA, Dec. 9 — “Ruby” weakens into tropical depression, with 8 areas under signal #1. Tropical storm “Ruby” has weakened into a tropical depression as it made another landfall in Lubang island, the state weather agency PAGASA on Tuesday said. Weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that Ruby has weakened into […]

Power back to “normal” in many areas after Typhoon Ruby

MANILA, Dec. 8 – Power back to “normal” in many areas after typhoon Ruby. The National Grid Corporation has completed power restoration works in Quezon and Sorsogon provinces after Tropical Storm “Ruby” affected transmission lines last Saturday. The NGCP said on its 7:00 p.m. update, it has restored power in […]

Five domestic airports closed, Tacloban no commercial flights — CAAP

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — Five airports remain closed due to typhoon “Ruby”, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said on Sunday. On its official Twitter account, CAAP said that as of 1:15 p.m., the closed airports include those in the cities of Naga, Masbate, Legazpi, Caticlan, and […]

Fear for “Ruby” prompts residents of Eastern Samar to evacuate

As Typhoon Ruby nears landfall, we hear stories of how people in affected and threatened areas cope with disaster and prevention. In the rural town of San Julian, Eastern Samar a minor landslide occurred Saturday morning as typhoon Ruby started to dump rains. Sr. Insp. Michael Oraller, chief of San […]

Typhoon Ruby may still make Samar landfall- Pagasa

The Philippine state weather agency on Saturday at 5 a.m. weather bulletin update said it still projected Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) to make landfall over the Eastern–Northern Samar area Sunday morning, bringing with it a storm surge of up to 4.5 meters. At 4 a.m., Ruby was 240 km […]

‘Hagupit’ intensifies into a typhoon

MANILA, Dec. 3 — Tropical storm “Hagupit” has intensified into a typhoon Wednesday, but is still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said it is expected to enter the country on Thursday and would be called “Ruby”, the 18th tropical cyclone to affect the […]

NASA Damage Map Helps in Typhoon Disaster Response

A new, space-based map generated by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency to assist in disaster response efforts shows the regions in the Philippines hit hardest by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon tore a wide swath of devastation across the island […]

DOH Bicol regional office dispatch medical team to Tacloban City

The Department of Health Bicol regional office on Tuesday sent a 26-man medical team to assist in the disaster response operation in the super typhoon “Yolanda”-devastated Tacloban City, a DOH officer said Wednesday. On Monday night, a group of medical personnel led Dr. Gloria Balboa, DOH regional director, also left […]

Tacloban city now open for land traffic via San Juanico and Bicol

After being hit hard by Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan), Tacloban City is now accessible by land, a Malacañang official said Sunday. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said at a media briefing in Roxas City in Capiz that Tacloban City can now be reached via the San Juanico Bridge […]

Inquirer Reports Robbery in Naga City of Cebu Province with Wrong Reference Map

The online news portal of the Philippine Daily Inquirer today posted a news report about a robbery that occurred in a remittance center in Cebu city. The report details the crime happened on a ‘Wednesday afternoon and victimized another pawnshop and remittance center in Naga City, 22 km south of […]

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Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015. The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections […]

Canadian, Filipina wife face charges for ‘bitbit bala’ in Dumaguete

Dumaguete City — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) has filed a formal complaint against a Canadian national and his Filipina wife for allegedly bringing in a live bullet inside their baggage at the Dumaguete airport on their way to Cebu last week. Local AVSECOM head Police […]

Tacloban city now open for land traffic via San Juanico and Bicol

After being hit hard by Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan), Tacloban City is now accessible by land, a Malacañang official said Sunday. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said at a media briefing in Roxas City in Capiz that Tacloban City can now be reached via the San Juanico Bridge […]

These 3 PH islands made it to a New York magazine’s World’s Best list

In an annual survey conducted by New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine, readers were asked to rate destinations all over the world according to their activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness and overall value. Results revealed that Palawan hurdled the top rank after receiving the highest score among readers […]

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability […]

Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

NGCP hits Leyte, Samar provinces with one-day power outage

Samar and Leyte provinces braced for a day-long power outage Saturday as the National Power Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) transfer transmission wires from emergency restoration system to permanent tower structure. The scheduled interruption starts from 6 AM to 5 PM said to hit the three provinces of Samar […]

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog’s house is not quite a palace

The residence of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of Iloilo city on Thursday afternoon was the subject of initial inspection from a team of the National Bureau of Investigation.. Witness to the arrival of the inspection team include Ariel Castañeda, the head of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) of the […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

Mactan-Cebu airport get award for best transport deal in Asia Pacific

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal Passenger Building project, has received an international recognition from a reputable press institution. Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) hailed the public-private parnership project that was awarded to GMR Infrastructure and Megawide Consortium as the “2015 Best Transport Deal” in Asia-Pacific (APAC) last December […]

4 year old girl is latest collateral fatality in war on drugs in Negros

As the war on illegal drug enters the third month under President Rodrigo Duterte, dead bodies continue to be included in the on-going count of fatalities and collateral damage of the operation. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, a four year old girl is the latest inclusion to the body count. Althea […]

Bicolana lass reigns as Cebu’s Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen

A Bicolana stunner from Placer town of Masbate reigns as Sinulog 2016 Festival Queen. Cynthia Thomalla, the fairest of all contenders is a tourism student. The lucky lady also won eight special awards including Miss Photogenic, SM Sinulog Festival Queen, Miss OLX Philippines, Miss Kokuryo Cosmetics, Yamaha Rev Queen, Miss […]

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These Eastern Visayas towns are in the watchlist areas on May 2016 elections

The general elections is more than four months away. This early, security authorities are quick to pin point possible local hot spot areas in the Eastern Visayas region. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has tagged towns in Eastern Visayas as election watchlist areas for the May 9 elections because of […]

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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 […]

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 […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]