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Storm signal No. 1 up as ‘Pepito’ approaches Luzon

Storm signal No. 1 up as ‘Pepito’ approaches Luzon

  By ELLALYN V. RUIZ The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration raised tropical cyclone Signal No. 1 over eastern Isabela and northern Aurora before noon Monday as tropical depression “Pepito” could make landfall over Northern Luzon and Central Luzon  between Tuesday and Wednesday. PAGASA hoisted Signal No. 1 over Palanan, Dinapigue, and eastern […]

​LPA, ‘habagat’ to bring rains this weekend

By​ ​ALEXANDRIA DENNISE SAN JUAN A low-pressure area (LPA) near Palawan and the southwest monsoon or “habagat” are expected to bring rains across the country this weekend, the State weather bureau said today. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA, which​ ​was spotted 310 kilometers west​-​northwest of Coron, Palawan this morning, and […]

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Over 60,000 students, teachers affected by closure of 860 private schools

By INA HERNANDO MALIPOT The private education sector continues to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic with low enrollment which led to the closure of over 800 schools affecting over 60,000 students and teachers. Data from the Office of Undersecretary for Planning Jesus Mateo showed that as of Oct. 4, there are 860 private […]

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Metro Manila may shift  to MGCQ in November, says Paranaque Mayor Olivarez

  By JEAN FERNANDO Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said yesterday that Metro Manila may shift to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in November if COVID-19 cases continue to go  down. Olivarez said people must also continue to observe minimum health protocols like wearing of face masks, face shields, and observing physical distancing. He said that […]

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US donates 5,000 hygiene kits, 16 handwashing stations to Manila to fight COVID

BY ROY C. MABASA     The United States government donated Thursday 5,000 hygiene kits and 16 handwashing stations to the city government of Manila to augment its campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim personally visited the Del Pan Quarantine Facility in Tondo and handed over the donation to […]

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1,159 more  traditional jeepneys allowed to operate in 28 routes in Metro Manila starting Monday

  BY ALEXANDRIA DENNISE SAN JUAN     The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed more traditional jeepneys to operate in Metro Manila starting tomorrow. LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2020-046 authorized 1,159 traditional jeepneys to operate in these 28 routes in Metro Manila Monday: 1. Araneta University-Victoneta Ave./McArthur. 2. SM North EDSA-Luzon Ave. (Puregold). […]

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