Flood alert up in Eastern Visayas due to ‘Ursula’

TACLOBAN CITY — The weather bureau warned of possible flooding in 34 major river systems in the Eastern Visayas region due to heavy rains brought by Severe Tropical Storm Ursula. In an advisory issued Tuesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) identified several rivers in six provinces that would likely be affected … Read More

Retrieval op ends on collapsed DavSur building

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City’s Rescue 911 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Bureau of Fire Protection-Search and Rescue Unit (BFP-SRU) has terminated its search and retrieval operation inside the collapsed Southern Trade commercial building in Padada, Davao del Sur, late Tuesday evening. Engr. Luke Cadoyas, Padada Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) action … Read More

4 killed, 169 arrested in 3-day anti-crime drive in Bulacan

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — Four individuals were killed, including three unidentified robbery and hold-up suspects, and 169 other suspects were arrested in three days of anti-crime operations conducted in this province. Col. Emma M. Libunao, Bulacan Provincial Police director, said the simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operations (SACLEO) over the weekend were conducted against illegal drugs, … Read More

Century-old Guiuan church rises again 6 years after ‘Yolanda’

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar — The century-old church in this town destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda was rededicated on Sunday through a mass led by Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia. The ecclesiastical diplomat described the restoration efforts for the Roman Catholic’s Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish Church as a miracle after … Read More

P34-M shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Government agents arrested three alleged high-profile drug personalities and seized some PHP34 million worth of suspected shabu in an anti-drug operation in Tawi-Tawi, an official said Tuesday. Edgar Jubay, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director, said the suspects were arrested in a buy-bust around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Barangay Poblacion, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. … Read More