Cloudiness, rain likely till Tuesday

MANILA – Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Northern Luzon’s Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley regions and in Central Luzon, PhilippineAtmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Monday afternoon. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, mostly in … Read More

Group blasts PHL’s EJK tag

MANILA — A local group sees no basis for claims that President Rodrigo Duterte’s nationwide crackdown against illegal drugs is riddled with government-backed extra-judicial killings (EJKs). “Those claims are unfair,” said Arsenio ‘Boy’ Evangelista, spokesperson of Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC). He acknowledged killings occurred amid Mr. Duterte’s nationwide anti-illegal drugs crackdown which commenced … Read More

Quake rocks Bukidnon

MANILA — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake of tectonic origin rocked Bukidnon province early Wednesday (April 12). Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is expecting aftershocks but no damage from the 5:21 a.m. earthquake. Initial Phivolcs data show the earthquake struck 6.0 kms north 66° east of Bukidnon’s Kalilangan municipality at a depth of 3.0 … Read More

New LPA threatens PHL

MANILA — A low-pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao but still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may intensity into a tropical cyclone (TC) that can cause gloomy weather and some rains in eastern areas of Central and Southern Philippines. “If near Philippine landmass, that TC can bring cloudy skies and light to moderate … Read More

Batangas aftershocks mount further

MANILA — The number of aftershocks inearthquake-shaken Batangas province continues rising. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported recording, as of 2 p.m. Monday (April 10), a total 1,189 aftershocks of small and moderate magnitudes. Fourteen of such aftershocks were felt, said Phivolcs. The aftershocks include those from the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck … Read More

Batangas shakes anew

MANILA – Experts are expecting damage and aftershocks from the magnitude 6.0 quake that rocked Batangas province Saturday afternoon. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the 3 p.m.-quake of tectonic origin some 12 kms north, 57° west of Mabini, Batangas at a depth of 24 kms. Phivolcs said the quake was reported at … Read More

PAGASA: PHL summer not yet officially on

MANILA — The dry season commonly known in the Philippines as ‘summer’ ha not yet officially commenced this year but will likely start soon. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) clarified the matter, noting meteorological conditions at present still don’t warrant declaring the start of the dry season. “Latest data indicate the annual … Read More

2017 Earth Hour seeks more youth climate action

MANILA — This year’s Earth Hour celebration on Saturday aims to further promote youth participation in efforts to address climate change. Earth Hour’s parent organization, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), believes youth participation is essential to the campaign against climate change, as today’s youngsters will be tomorrow’s leaders. “We want our youth to be increasingly … Read More

Surigao del Norte may experience aftershocks equal to or stronger than magnitude 4.8

MANILA — Surigao del Norte may further experience aftershocks equal to or greater than this week’s magnitude 4.8 temblor arising from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked some parts of the province last month. “Such aftershocks are still possible there so people must prepare accordingly,” said science research assistant Bhenz Rodriguez from State-run Philippine Institute … Read More

Warming days likely ahead for Baguio City

MANILA — Baguio City may well be already heading towards less chilly days. Temperature in that mountain city of Northern Luzon will likely begin warming this week with waning of the northeast monsoon or “amihan” bringing cold winds there from Siberia, said weather forecaster Benison Estareja from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). … Read More

DENR chief axes 21 erring mines

MANILA — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered closure of 21 metallic mining companies operating in the country for environmental destruction resulting from their respective operations. DENR Secretary Regina Lopez, in a press briefing on Thursday, said such move is in line with the administration’s bid to promote environmental protection and … Read More