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Signal No. 1 up over Batanes, Babuyan islands as ‘Hanna’ intensifies

Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 was hoisted over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands as severe tropical storm  “Hanna” (international name “Lekima”) intensified into a typhoon yesterday. As of noon yesterday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Hanna was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center […]

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‘Hanna’ to become typhoon before exiting PAR Friday

Tropical storm “Hanna” (international name “Lekima”) may further intensify into a typhoon before it leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Hanna slightly intensified but remains a tropical storm with a wind speed of 85 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up […]

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Monsoon rains prevail; LPA to intensify, become ‘Hanna’

Monsoon rains will likely prevail over a large swath of Luzon in the next two to three days as a potential tropical cyclone off the coast of eastern Luzon is enhancing the effects of the southwest monsoon or “habagat.” The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said monsoon rains will be experienced over Metro […]

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Underground bookstore back in business soon

By ERMA EDERA Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, “Books from Underground,” a cramped secondhand bookstore filled with mounds of books that reach the ceiling, will soon return in the underbelly of the Lagusnilad underpass in front of the Manila City Hall. The thrift bookstore is one the casualties of Manila Mayor Isko […]

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LTFRB to appeal halt to provincial bus ban

A Quezon City Regional Trial Court has ordered transport regulators to stop the implementation of the provincial bus ban. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board yesterday said it will seek help from the State legal counsel in appealing the decision. “The LTFRB will comply with the injunction order, however, we will ask the Office […]

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Monsoon rains prevail; LPA to intensify

Monsoon rains will likely prevail over a large swath of Luzon in the next two to three days as a potential tropical cyclone off the coast of eastern Luzon is enhancing the effects of the southwest monsoon or “habagat.” The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said monsoon rains will be experienced over Metro […]

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