Twin blasts rock Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY–Twin blasts rocked the junction of Barangays Tamontaka and Broce in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, early Friday morning momentarily causing fear among local residents. Nobody was reported hurt in the incident. “We panicked after the succession of blasts,” said Datu Salik, a resident in the area. He said the first blast occurred at 6 … Read More

1 dead, 5 wounded in NoCot road accident

COTABATO CITY – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) worker died while five others were wounded Wednesday after a speeding multicab vehicle rammed a tricycle at the highway in Pikit, North Cotabato. A report from the Pikit police office identifed the fatality as Maila Sindatok, 21, a visiting OFW, while those injured as tricycle driver Junto … Read More

PSE P3.16-B stock offer gets SEC’s nod

MANILA — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a plan by the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) to raise PHP3.16 billion through a stock rights offering. The corporate regulator allowed the PSE to issue 11.5 million shares for PHP275 apiece to fund its acquisition of the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. (PDSHC), finance … Read More

Rappler violated the law: NPC

MANILA — The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) has claimed that digital news platform Rappler violated the constitutional limit for foreign ownership on media companies, after it granted control and ownership to foreign firm Omidyar Network Fund LLC. In a statement released Jan. 16, the NPC said Rappler “violated the strict constitutional provision on … Read More

Families affected by Mayon now at 9K

  MANILA — The number of families affected by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano has now climbed to 9,480 or equivalent to 38,939 persons. This was disclosed by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad in an update Wednesday. Affected families are residing in 36 barangays located in Camalig, Guinobatan, … Read More

Benguet gets P45-B infra funding for 2018

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet Representative Ronald Cosalan said the province had a total budget of PHP45.525 billion this year for road development, agriculture and irrigation support aside from construction and improvement of school buildings. Cosalan said PHP4.25 billion had been allocated for road infrastructure projects that would be used for road widening and slope … Read More

16 wanted persons arrested in Central Luzon

  CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga  — At least 16 wanted persons were arrested Monday in separate manhunt operations conducted by the police in Central Luzon. Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, on Tuesday said the manhunt operations were conducted in Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Zambales. Those arrested were identified as Angelisa … Read More

Albay declared under state of calamity

LEGAZPI CITY — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Albay held a special session on Tuesday afternoon to pass Resolution No. ‎670-2018 declaring the entire province of Albay under a state of calamity due to the ongoing Mayon Volcano eruption. Board member Raul Rosal, presiding officer, said the declaration is needed to enable the local government units … Read More

Fuel pump prices to go up Tuesday

  MANILA — Petroleum firms on Monday announced that pump prices of gasoline go up by 80 centavos per liter, diesel by 55 centavos and kerosene by 55-centavos on Tuesday. Pilipinas Shell, Petron, Seaoil, PTT Philippines, and Eastern Petroleum will implement the adjusted prices at 6 a.m. on January 16. Meanwhile, the additional fuel excise taxes … Read More

Normal power transmission despite Mayon Volcano eruption: NGCP

LEGAZPI CITY — The National Grid Corporation (NGCP) in Southern Luzon reported normal power transmission despite Mayon Volcano’s phreatic eruptions starting Saturday afternoon. In an advisory, the NGCP said the grid makntained its stable power transmission services in Albay despite Mayon’s increasing volcanic activity. “Ashfall has been recorded in the 1st and 3rd districts of … Read More