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LPA off WPS may intensify into ‘Goring’

The low-pressure area being monitored off the West Philippine Sea may intensify into a tropical depression and named “Goring” within 48 hours. The PA was estimated at 250 kilometers west-northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur at noon yesterday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said some parts of Northern Luzon will […]

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P6-M shabu seized in Bacolod buy-busts

More than P6-million worth of suspected shabu was seized from six alleged drug pushers in two separate buy-bust operations in Bacolod City the other day and yesterday. Police Brig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, director of the Western Visayas police, said the suspects were arrested in Barangays Alijis and Banago. Pamuspusan said his men arrested Ryan Benemile, […]

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Ex-military to replace Piñol at DA?

Another military man may join the Duterte Cabinet soon. President Duterte has announced that he might choose a former military officer to take the place of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol when he moves to head the Mindanao Development Authority. “I’m scouting around. Maybe again a military man kasi madali mag-utos ng trabaho and they do […]

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Rains to persist until today

The combined effects of tropical storm “Falcon” (international name “Danas”), the southwest monsoon or “habagat,” and a new low-pressure area west of Ilocos Sur will continue to bring rains with varying intensities over some parts of Luzon today. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration estimated the location of Falcon at 195 kilometers east […]

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DoH declares nat’l dengue alert

The Department of Health yesterday declared a national dengue alert for the first time due to the “rapidly” increasing number of dengue cases reported in several regions across the country. “This is the first time we’re declaring a national alert. The objective is very clear, we want to raise awareness among the public and more […]

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Injured earthquake victims rise to 52

Continuous disaster response operations were conducted by the Philippine Army (PA) in Surigao del Sur yesterday after a magnitude-5.5 earthquake hit the province over the weekend. In a statement yesterday, the Army said the Disaster Response Team (DRT) of the 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion (36IB) was immediately activated to attend to the needs of the […]

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