Duterte orders total BuCor revamp

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a total revamp of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to curb corruption within the bureau, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo bared this after Duterte appointed former warden of the Parañaque and Manila City jails Gerald Bantag as new BuCor director-general on Tuesday. “Total revamp, he would … Read More

10 towns in Pangasinan suspend classes due to TD Nimfa

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan —The towns of Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Basista, Mangaldan, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, San Quintin, Bautista and Asingan cancelled classes Wednesday (Sept. 18) as of 8:30 a.m. due to heavy rains brought by tropical depression “Nimfa”. Tala Laoang, researcher at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the occasional heavy rains are experienced in … Read More

6 domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

MANILA — Six domestic flights were cancelled as of Wednesday afternoon due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority reported. These flights were Cebu Pacific (5J) 196/197 Manila-Cauayan-Manila, CebGo (DG) 6057/6058 Manila-Busuanga-Manila, and Skyjet (M8) 711/712 Manila-Busuanga-Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier forecast rains to prevail over most parts of … Read More

3 nabbed for transport of P2.9-M marijuana in Ifugao, Tarlac

BAGUIO CITY— Authorities have arrested three persons after yielding dried marijuana bricks worth PHP2.9 million in Ifugao province and Tarlac, a report said on Tuesday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR) information officer Rosel Sarmiento said 16 bricks and four in tubular form of marijuana worth PHP2.5 million were seized from Christian Quintos and … Read More