A 63-year-old retired police colonel was pinned to death while several others were injured following a strong earthquake that rocked Masbate province and other areas in Central Philippines on Tuesday morning, August 18.
LEGAZPI CITY – The series of tremors that have been rocking Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon and the bulging at its edifice are apparent signs that the volcano’s state of restlessness is rising. April Dominguiano, resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in the province, in an interview on Thursday, said volcanic quakes, … Read More
COTABATO CITY – A total of 26 new positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) positive has been reported in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, raising the region’s confirmed Covid-19 patients to 64, the region’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said Wednesday evening.
TAGBILARAN CITY – The province of Bohol has recorded six new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases – four locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and two healthcare workers – bringing the total number of confirmed cases here to 10.
LEGAZPI CITY – Albay Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District) said on Saturday that he would ask the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to flesh out the mechanics of the proposed tax measure the agency would like to impose on online business sellers.
MANILA – Members of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) arrested a Chinese national and his two cohorts and seized around PHP5.1 billion shabu in a buy-bust operation in Marilao, Bulacan on Thursday.
CEBU CITY – All of the Augustinian friars and their personnel are now undergoing quarantine after suspected cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were detected inside the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño convent on Monday last week.
DAVAO CITY – Initial operations for the inter-provincial buses in Region 11 will begin on Tuesday (May 26), the Land Transportation Franchise Regulation Board in Davao Region (LTFRB-11) said in a statement Monday. Lawyer Armand Dioso, LTFRB-11 director, said preparations for the limited resumption of bus operations across the region have been discussed with municipal … Read More
MASINLOC, Zambales – The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) on Friday sought for an investigation on the prolonged stay of at least 12 foreign dredging ships within the municipal waters for fear that these are destroying the marine-protected area here. The municipal council’s call was based on a resolution passed on Feb. 17, 2020. They asked Governor Hermogenes … Read More
MARIVELES, Bataan — The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) has implemented random checking of body temperature of visitors and workers in this town as a precaution against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). John Ryan Reyes, incident commander of AFAB Incident Management Team (IMT), said in an interview on Monday that they have … Read More
COTABATO CITY –An alleged drug peddler died in a shootout during a law enforcement operation in Sultan sa Barongis town in Maguindanao on Sunday, an official said. Director Juvenal Azurin, of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM), identified the slain suspect as Datu Ali Akmad alias Pudzak, of Sultan sa … Read More
LUBAO, Pampanga—Organizers of the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival (IBMF) have decided to cancel this year’s event due to concerns over the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. The annual festival is supposed to be held on April 3-5 this year at Pradera Verde in Barangay Prado Siongco here. The IBMF organizers said the cancellation … Read More
MANILA — A total of 29 volcanic earthquakes were recorded and weak plume activity has been observed in Taal Volcano for the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Friday. The number of volcanic quakes is slightly higher than the 25 volcanic quakes recorded the previous day. Volcanic earthquakes are caused … Read More
DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Z. Duterte slammed a Davao del Sur town councilor for mentioning her name and publishing photos of them together taken during public events “to show appearance of influence.” In a statement on Thursday, Duterte accused Councilor Jose Nelson “Tata” Sala Sr. Sta. Cruz town of using her name for his candidacy … Read More
DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte — Two children aged five and eight died in a grenade explosion in this city Thursday. Lt. Col. Charisse Yabo, spokesperson of Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office (ZNPPO), said the two boys were playing in a room at the house of Nonamar Pasculado in Barangay Sicayab when the explosion occurred … Read More
GENERAL SANTOS CITY–Police operatives arrested an active member of the Philippine Army for allegedly selling shabu inside a bar here early Wednesday. Capt. Abdulsalam Mamalinta Jr., chief of the Pendatun police station, said Private First Class (Pfc) Abdillah Diao Ali, 22, was nabbed in a buy-bust around 12:35 a.m. at the YSP bar on Salazar … Read More