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Hottest temperature this year recorded at 40.4 °C in Tuguegarao

MANILA (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recorded on Sunday, June 1, the highest temperature in country so far for this year. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said Tuguegarao, Cagayan experienced its hottest temperature when temperature sizzled to 40.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The latest reading surpassed the previous high of 39.8 degrees Celsius recorded last May 22 also in Tuguegarao. However, Quitlong […]

Malacanang asks for cooperation for orderly school opening today

MANILA — Malacanang has called on the public to work together and observe the ‘bayanihan’ spirit in assuring an orderly school opening where some 26 million public and private school students are expected to troop back to their schools nationwide. Some 18,000 policemen will also be deployed nationwide as part of maintaining peace and order for the school opening today. “We are calling on to all citizens to execute the spirit of bayanihan in the […]

Chinese national and Filipino worker kidnapped in Borneo, freed by Abu Sayyaf

May 31 (Reuters) – Two women, including a Chinese national, who were kidnapped on the Malaysian island of Borneo in early April have been freed with no ransom demanded by the abductors, local media reported. The two women, a Chinese tourist and a Philippine hotel worker, were released from an island in the southern Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group on Friday, The Star reported. Philippine police then took a speedboat to transfer the […]