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

Duterte okays nationwide smoking ban

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in all public places, including public conveyances, throughout the Philippines. The President signed EO NO. 26 on May 16 but was only released to media Thursday. As provided under EO 26, smoking is banned altogether in schools, including universities, and … Read More