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

NBI nabs 10 foreigners for illegal mineral extraction in Zambales

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday announced the arrest of 10 foreign nationals for illegally extracting minerals in San Felipe, Zambales. NBI Director Dante A. Gierran said operatives of the NBI-Environmental Crime Division (NBI-EnCD) arrested 10 foreign nationals, most of whom are Chinese were caught in flagrante operating the dredging vessel … Read More

Sereno urges new lawyers to empower provinces with better legal services

MANILA – Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno urged the country’s new lawyers, who took their oath on Monday, to empower the provinces with better legal services, particularly the poor sectors of the society. ”Apart from your record-breaking number, your batch is exceptional in the diversity of your originating residence and law schools, especially … 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

Cloudiness, rain likely till Tuesday

MANILA – Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Northern Luzon’s Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley regions and in Central Luzon, PhilippineAtmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Monday afternoon. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, mostly in … 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

Senate probe on MRT mess not driven by ‘revenge’ — Poe

MANILA — Sen. Grace Poe on Friday said that the decision to revive the Senate probe into questionable contracts involving the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) should not be interpreted as “revenge” against officials during the previous administration but to simply determine where the deals went wrong. “Hindi tayo bumabalik para maghiganti, bumabalik lang tayo para … Read More