PAGASA: Light to moderate rains in Luzon Tuesday

MANILA — The low pressure area spotted 1,200 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in Luzon on Tuesday, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. In its 24-hour forecast, PAGASA said Visayas and Mindanao may also experience partly cloudy to … Read More

Federalism promoter is defense counsel for Russian charged with endangered turtle’s death

DUMAGUETE CITY — A staunch promoter of a federal form of government in the Philippines has announced that he will be lawyering for the Russian national recently charged for the death of an endangered Green Sea turtle in Dauin, Negros Oriental. Lawyer Joel Obar, also a die-hard supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte’s federalism campaign, disclosed … Read More

CBCP opposes LTFRB order on removal of rosaries, religious figurines on vehicle dashboards

MANILA — An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-Public Affairs Committee (CBCP-PAC) has opposed the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) disallowing rosaries and small figurines in dashboards or windshields of vehicles. According to CBCP-PAC Executive Secretary Fr. Jerome Secillano, banning of religious and display items in cars … Read More

Duterte orders Cabinet reorg, smoking ban, motorcycle safety implementation

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow of ‘matapang na solusyon, mabilis na aksyon’ went on full display this week with the Administration showing strong political will by reorganizing the Cabinet cluster system, banning smoking and restricting small children from riding motorcycles. President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 16, signed Executive Order No. 24, reorganizing the … Read More

No damage reported in Bohol earthquake

TAGBILARAN CITY– No damage was reported in Saturday morning’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook several towns in the eastern part of Bohol. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported the epicenter of the earthquake at 19 kilometers east of Lila town, at a depth of 567 kilometers. The quake hit at around 9:06 … Read More