Navy’s anti-sub choppers to be operational in November

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first two anti-submarine helicopters, the AgustaWestland (AW) 159 ‘Wildcat”, will be operational in detecting, and if necessary, destroy submersibles encroaching on the country’s waters this November. “The helicopters are okay and the (crew is) still undergoing training (on how to operate the aircraft and its various systems). Our full anti-submarine … Read More

Solon calls for heightened measures vs. new SARS-like virus

MANILA — Senator Imee Marcos on Tuesday urged concerned authorities to implement preventive measures as the country faces increased risk of catching a new strain of the pneumonia-causing virus that is slowly spreading in China, where it was initially discovered. She said heightened preventive measures in the country’s international airports and seaports will minimize the risk … Read More

Tagaytay businesses defying order to halt ops may face closure

MANILA — Tourism establishments which have defied a memorandum order to cease operations amid threats of an imminent explosive eruption of Taal Volcano may risk losing their permits to operate and face a total closure. Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III made this warning following reports that several tourism establishments, including hotels and restaurants, are now back … Read More