Marikina to file raps vs. culprits behind floating dead pigs

MANILA — The Marikina City government on Sunday said it will file civil and criminal charges against people responsible for the improper disposal of pig carcasses found floating in Marikina River last week. Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said the city has provided the Department of Agriculture (DA) with a ‘lead of information’ that could possibly … Read More

Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Quezon

MANILA — A magnitude 5.5 quake jolted Quezon province on Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The quake of tectonic origin struck 40 km. northeast of the municipality of Burdeos at 4:28 p.m. It had a depth of 10 km. Intensity 4 was felt in Quezon City, Jose Panganiban and Camarines … Read More

Manhunt underway for gunmen in ambush of ex-Pangasinan guv

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Thursday ordered a manhunt against the still unidentified assailants who ambushed the convoy of former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr. on Wednesday afternoon. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said Albayalde has directed the Police Regional Office (PRO-1) to immediately arrest the suspects, expedite the … Read More

6 domestic flights canceled due to bad weather

MANILA — At least six domestic flights were canceled on Thursday morning due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported. These flights include PAL Express (2P) 2557/2558 Manila-Dipolog-Manila, Cebu Pacific (5J) 513/514 Manila-San Jose-Manila, and 5J 196/197 Manila-Cauayan-Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said a tropical depression (TD) has … Read More

‘Marilyn’ landfall unlikely, to bring rains over parts of PH

MANILA — While it is unlikely to make landfall, tropical depression ‘Marilyn’ will bring rains over most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday. In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, the weather bureau said ‘Marilyn’ was last spotted 1,260 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora. ‘Marilyn’ has maximum sustained … Read More