Cloudiness, rains over PH Saturday

MANILA – Most parts of the country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms on Saturday, the weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms will prevail over Cagayan Valley and the Bicol regions, and the … Read More

DENR, Singapore partner formally seal PHL Eagle conservation deal

MANILA – The government made history in its bid to prevent extinction of the Philippine Eagle while helping enhance diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore through conservation of the country’s endemic but critically endangered national bird. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday formalized the wildlife loan agreement on lending a pair … Read More

3 Luzon dams’ water reserve enough to ensure power for Monday polls

MANILA — The dams of Ambuklao, Binga and San Roque in Luzon have enough water to ensure adequate power supply for Monday’s mid-term polls, despite the prevailing El Niño phenomenon. “Operation in those dams is normal,” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hydrologist Richard Orendain said in an interview Saturday. PAGASA data showed that … Read More

PH to loan Philippine Eagle pair to Singapore

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said the country will provide the government of Singapore a pair of Philippine Eagles (scientific name “Pithecophaga jefferyi”). Said move aims to ensure there will still be Philippine Eagles left for breeding there in case an outbreak of disease either wipes out or significantly affects … Read More

Solving garbage problem starts at home: Cimatu

MANILA — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said solving the country’s garbage woes can start at home. Speaking before employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City on Monday, Cimatu urged all community environment and natural resources officers (CENROs) nationwide to further promote solid waste management (SWM) at the household level. “My … Read More

3-meter-high sea waves possible in N. Luzon as ‘amihan’ resurges

MANILA — The weather bureau warned Friday the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is resurging and affecting northern Luzon, likely causing some disturbance in the seas in the area this weekend. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that this poses danger to sailing in the area. “Expected moderate to strong ‘amihan’ winds … Read More

‘Rosita’ worsens north Luzon’s landslide risk: geologist

MANILA — Landslides may recur in Northern Luzon due, this time, to Typhoon Rosita, which the weather bureau has forecast to strike on Tuesday (Oct. 30), a government geologist has warned. Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) geologist Ruth Madrideo said “Rosita” will raise Northern Luzon’s landslide susceptibility, as the soil in the area is already saturated … Read More

‘Rosita’ may fan rough seas till Nov. 1

MANILA — Rough seas are likely until Thursday (Nov. 1) along Luzon’s western portion due to Typhoon Rosita, endangering small vessels in those waters. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has forecast “Rosita” to be already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by then, but the tropical cyclone can still reach and … Read More

Vegetables posted highest price increases among food items

MANILA — Vegetables posted the highest year-on-year price increases in August among other food and non-alcoholic drink products in the market, latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority have revealed. Data showed that the average prices of vegetables sold nationwide were 19.2 percent higher in August than the average vegetable prices a year ago. Price increase … Read More