LPA to bring rains over most parts of PH Friday: PAGASA

  MANILA — The low pressure area (LPA) last spotted at 175 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur will cause rains over most parts of the archipelago, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) said Friday. Visayas, Mindanao, Bicol, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon will experience cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Palawan … Read More

Suspected diarrhea outbreak in Palawan probed

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Key health officials gathered Thursday in the southern Palawan town of Quezon to investigate a suspected outbreak of diarrhea that affected 727 residents since July and allegedly caused the death of four people. Dr. Allan Paciones of the Municipal Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Quezon confirmed that representatives of … Read More

PH signs treaty banning nuclear weapons

MANILA — The Philippines has signed a United Nations (UN) treaty banning nuclear weapons, as it called on other member states to join the international community in making the world a safer place. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter  Cayetano signed Wednesday the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the sides … Read More

5 dead, 2 hurt in Batangas road mishap

NASUGBU, Batangas — Five persons were killed and two others were injured in a vehicular accident in Sitio Bayabasan, Barangay Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas, Tuesday afternoon. Police Senior Inspector Joel Bunquin Ilagan, Nasugbu deputy chief of pólice, said a Hyundai Starex van with plate number UOU 631 was on its way to Nasugbu when it collided with an 18-wheeler trailer truck … Read More

Duterte supporters prepare for Sept. 21 protest

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte here said they will hold their own protest to mark the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21. President Duterte declared Sept. 21 as “National Day of Protest” nationwide, suspending classes in public schools and work in government offices. Private schools and instutions, … Read More

Notorious swindler, cohort nabbed in Isabela

CAMP MARCELO ADDURU, Tuguegarao City — Operatives from the Isabela Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and the San Manuel Police Station (SMPS) nabbed one of Laguna’s most wanted persons on Tuesday afternoon. Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) Information Officer Supt. Chevalier Iringa, identified the arrested suspect as Maria Nadhine Chloe Olivia, 36, married, a resident of Mayondon, … Read More

Gov’t ready for looming transport strike

MANILA — The government is ready to provide assistance to passengers that will be affected by the strike that will be staged by various transport groups to protest the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the Joint … Read More

Drug suspect killed in shootout

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — An Army led anti-drug operation in the upland town of Banisilan, North Cotabato over the weekend left one person dead and the recovery of unlicensed high-powered guns and ammunition, the military here said Monday. Capt. John Arvin Encinas, spokesperson for the 6th Infantry Division, said joint elements of 34th Infantry Battalion … Read More

LPA spotted off Quezon: PAGASA

MANILA — A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 930 kilometers east of Alabat, Quezon province on Monday morning, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) said. The trough of the LPA will cause cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Palawan, Bicol, Visayas, Zamboanga, northern Mindanao and Caraga, PAGASA added. Metro … Read More

Hunt on for drug escapee

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A manhunt has been launched to recapture an escapee from the correctional and rehabilitation center in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, an official said Saturday. Subject of the manhunt operation is Rebecca Dagayloan, 38, according to Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director. Beltran said Dagayloan escaped on Friday … Read More