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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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‘Fake cop’ nabbed for duping police applicant

Amid the recruitment spree in the Philippine National Police (PNP), a 59-year-old man tried to make money out of the police applicants by posing as an “influential” cop who could get anyone hired. But the happy days of Robel Yap Canlas ended on Sunday after he was arrested for allegedly duping a female police applicant […]

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LPA intensifies, becomes ‘Falcon,’ could make landfall in Cagayan tomorrow

(UPDATED) The low-pressure area off the Philippine Sea has intensified into tropical depression “Falcon,” the first tropical cyclone in the country this month, and could make landfall over extreme Northern Luzon tomorrow. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Chris Perez said tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 may be raised over some […]

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Angat needs 4 tropical cyclones storms to reach normal operating level

Angat Dam needs at least 350 millimeters of one-time rainfall occurrence to reach its 180-meter minimum operating level, the State weather bureau said yesterday. Since the past week, the water level at Angat Dam continues to decline and remains below its 160-meter critical level. As of yesterday morning, Angat Dam’s water level was 158.75 meters, […]

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana raised the issue of the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel near the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea in a meeting of top Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense officials last week. The Department of National Defense said yesterday Lorenzana took the opportunity to talk […]

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Isko receiving death threats, close ally reveals

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is barely two weeks in office but he has been receiving death threats as a result of his efforts to bring back the city roads and streets back to the people of Manila. Manila Councilor Manuel “Letlet”  Zarcal, a close associate of the mayor, disclosed that the death threats, coming […]

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