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JUST IN: Liza Maza resigns as NAPC chair

(Eagle News)—Liza Maza has resigned as National Anti-Poverty Commission chair. Maza made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 20,  after she and several others were ordered arrested for the death of Anakbayan supporters. The charges were however dismissed, and the warrant voided. In a statement, Maza said she was resigning as the incident “did take a toll” on her work at the NAPC. She added another reason–and the main one at that–for her resignation was the […]

Orange rainfall warning hoisted over Zambales

(Eagle News)–An orange rainfall warning has been hoisted over Zambales, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Monday, Aug. 20. PAGASA said a yellow rainfall warning, on the other hand, is up over Bataan. Light to moderate rains with occasional heavy rains are currently affecting Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac , Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Cavite and Batangas. The state weather bureau said these may persist for  two to three hours.  

List of canceled flights on Monday, Aug. 20

(Eagle News)–Several flights were canceled on Monday, Aug. 20, following delays resulting from a runway closure at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to  a Chinese passenger plane making a hard landing. The Manila International Airport Authority said the following flights have been canceled: AirAsia Z2 0763 Manila – Cebu Z2 0764 Cebu – Manila Z2 0424 Manila – Puerto Princesa Z2 0425 Puerto Princesa – Manila Z2 0309 Manila – Iloilo Z2 0310 Iloilo […]

Palace to Con-Com: “Good job”

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Sunday, Aug. 19, thanked the members of the Consultative Commission “for completing its task of studying and reviewing the provisions of the 1987 Constitution.” “Drafting a new Constitution is no easy task but it has been done and accomplished,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said a day after the Con-Com completed its final en banc session. According to Roque, “it is now up to Congress to do its part in finalizing […]

PGH says Ramon Tulfo’s behavior in hospital “completely unacceptable”; adds he “compromised ER services”

(Eagle News) — The Philippine General Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 19, stood by  the doctor whom Ramon Tulfo accused of negligence after he allegedly failed to treat a child the columnist’s car bumped in Navotas. “We reiterate that at no point was necessary medical intervention withheld from the victim when the child was at the Triage of the ER of PGH. If ever there was any disruption in service to the victim is was directly […]

CHR: Lives of scalawag policemen are priceless, too

(Eagle News)—The lives of scalawag policemen are priceless, too. This is according to the Commission on Human Rights, which reacted to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement increasing the bounty for dead rogue policemen to P5 million. Duterte set a bounty of P10,000 for each “ninja cop” who was alive. “Ninja cops or scalawags in the police force, the Commission agrees, are a disgrace to the institution and, therefore, must be removed from the service. However, like […]

Russia rebukes US official for warning PHL vs acquiring military equipment from Moscow

(Eagle News)–The Russian embassy in Manila slammed a US official for warning the Philippines against buying military equipment from them. “Mr. Schriver’s interview may point to acute attack of colonial syndrome. It is another testament that this sickness as well as propensity to lecture other countries and give unsolicited advice is still prevalent in Washington,” the embassy said in a statement posted on its Facebook account. The embassy was referring to US Assistant Secretary of Defense for […]

PHL joins int’l community in mourning passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

(Eagle News)–The Philippines joined the international community in mourning the passing of Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary. In a statement, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the Philippines “will remember” the  “statesman, diplomat, and peacemaker”  for his “unwavering commitment to multilateralism that reinvigorated the (UN) and brought peace to places around the world that have been torn apart by conflict.” “His dignity, vision, and determination has made our world a better place to […]

Ejercito: Incident at NAIA “a signal for new airport to be built”

(Eagle News)–The cancellation of several flights as a result of a Xiamen plane getting stuck on a Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway after making a hard landing “is already a signal for a new airport to be built.” This is according to Senator JV Ejercito, in a statement on Sunday, Aug. 19. “The single International runway will not really work anymore..At this point the quickest solution for Manila’s airport problems is to have a twin […]

PAGASA: Light to moderate rains forecast in Laguna, other parts of PHL today

(Eagle News)—Expect light to moderate rains over Laguna in the next two hours. In an 8:05 a.m. advisory on Sunday, Aug. 19, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said light to moderate rains were so far affecting Candelaria, Masinloc, San Narciso, San Antonio in Zambales; Tanay, Teresa, Antipolo in Rizal; Calaca, Tuy, Laurel, Balayan, Talisay and Tanauan in Batangas; Lubao, Sasmuan, Masantol in Pampanga; and Hagonoy in Bulacan. PAGASA said the rains may […]

List of canceled flights on Sunday, Aug. 19

(Eagle News)–Several flights were cancelled by Cebu Pacific on Sunday, Aug. 19. This was reportedly due to delayed clearances for departure as a result of congestion in ramps. Airport authorities have just wrapped up clearing operations after a Chinese passenger plane overshot the 06/24 runway, which had to be closed down to flights until Saturday. Below is a list of canceled Cebu Pacific flights: 5J 110/111 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila 5J 196/197 Manila-Cauayan-Manila 5J 321/322 Manila-Legazpi-Manila 5J […]

Poe welcomes suspension of full implementation of driver-only vehicle ban on Edsa during rush hours

(Eagle News) — Senator Grace Poe welcomed the  suspension of the full implementation of the driver-only vehicle ban during rush hours on Edsa. “Time to go back to the drawing board to think hard what can be done to solve our traffic woes,” she said, after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced the Aug. 23 schedule for the full implementation of the scheme would no longer push through. She said “policies should always be practical, […]