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171,000 Filipinos “affected” by 2016 Uber data breach: NPC

(Eagle News) — Over 100,000 people in the Philippines were affected by an Uber data breach last year, the National Privacy Commission said. In a statement on Friday, the NPC said that the 171,000 consist of drivers and passengers, based on additional information provided by Uber itself. “We were also informed that the exposure of the affected data subjects was limited to their registered name, e-mail address, and phone number,” NPC Commissioner Raymund Enriquez said. […]

CHR: Martial law in Mindanao not needed, but we respect President Duterte’s “prerogative” to request for such

(Eagle News) — We don’t believe martial law is needed but we respect the “prerogative” of the President to request for such. The Commission on Human Rights had this to say after Congress voted to extend martial law in Mindanao for one more year, thereby approving the proposal for the same of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the CHR said, however, that there was a “need to address accounts of human rights violations on […]

Tropical Storm “Urduja” threatens E. Visayas as it moves slowly in northwest direction

(Eagle News) — Tropical Storm “Urduja” continues to threaten Eastern Visayas particularly Samar as it moved slowly in a northwest direction. In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that as of 10 a.m., the center of “Urduja” was 240 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. “Urduja” is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kilometers per hour. […]

ADB approves $380-million loan for improvement of road network in Mindanao

(Eagle News) — The Asian Development Bank has approved a $380-million loan to help “strengthen the road network and spur economic development” in Mindanao. In a statement on Friday, the ADB said the amount “will help finance the detailed design of 300 kilometers of national highways in Mindanao, which will be constructed through other projects.” Jeffrey Miller, Principal Transport Specialist at ADB’s Southeast Asia department, said the strengthening of roads in southern Philippines “will support the development […]

DOTr, paiigtingin ang seguridad sa mga terminal ngayong holiday season

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Ipinag-utos ni Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade na paigtingin ang safety at security measures sa mga transport terminal lalo na ngayong holiday season. Muling pinaalalahanan ni Tugade ang mga transportation official at tauhan ng railways, road, maritime at aviation sectors na pangunahing layunin nila na di lamang tiyakin ang kaligtasan ng daan-daang pasaherong pauwi ng probinsya kundi siguraduhin din na magiging kumportable sila sa paglalakbay. Samantala, hinimok naman ni Tugade ang […]

Advance payment para sa online appointment ng passport, ipatutupad sa 2018

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Simula sa susunod na taon, kinakailangan nang mag-paunang bayad ng mga passport applicants ng processing fee sa pamamagitan ng kanilang bank account kung mag o-online appointments para sa application o renewal. Sinabi ni Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, kinakailangang mag-isyu ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ng guidelines para sa tinatawag na bank e-payment na mag-oobliga sa mga aplikante na magbayad muna kahit kalahati ng kanilang passport fee. Ang ganitong […]

”Oplan Isnabero” ng LTFRB ngayong holiday season, mas paiigtingin

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Mas paiigtingin pa ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) katuwang ang ilang civil groups ang kanilang kampanyang ”Oplan Isnabero” ngayong holiday season. Taong 2016 nang una itong inilunsad ng LTFRB ngunit dahil sa kakulangan ng tauhan ay hindi ito agad naipatupad. Sa kampanyang ”Oplan Isnabero” ay mababawasan ang mga taxi driver na kadalasang namimili ng pasahero. Batay sa datos ng LTRFB, nasa 166 na reklamo ang kanilang natanggap […]

Aquino, Garin face charges over Dengvaxia mess

(Eagle News) — Charges have been filed against former President Benigno Aquino III and his Health Secretary Janette Garin over the Dengvaxia mess. Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Augusto Syjuco filed the mass murder and plunder charges against the former high-ranking officials before the Ombudsman on Thursday. The filing comes a day after Aquino said in a Senate panel inquiry that he understood Dengvaxia to have undergone all the necessary processes when the […]

UPDATED: Amid Dengvaxia mess, several senators believe former President Aquino acted in good faith

(Eagle News) — For four senators, former President Benigno Aquino III acted in good faith when he ordered the procurement of the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, and the implementation of the dengue vaccination program. Senator JV Ejercito said in an interview that in his opinion, Aquino only gave the directive “to avert dengue outbreak in the future.” “But it’s the other officials who might have taken advantage and did not give him an extensive report […]

More areas under storm signal # 2 in Luzon and Visayas as storm “Urduja” hovers off Eastern Samar coast

  (Eagle News) – Tropical Storm Urduja remained almost stationary off the coast of Eastern Samar where storm signal number 2 had been raised, along with Northern Samar, Samar and Biliran, according to PAGASA’s latest update. These areas will have winds from 61 up to 120 kilometers per hour in the next 24 hours. PAGASA, the country’s weather bureau, also raised signal number 1 over 8 areas in Luzon (Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Romblon, […]

Signal No. 2 up in some areas as Tropical Storm “Urduja” moves westward

(Eagle News) — Tropical Storm “Urduja” continued to move westward on Thursday night, bringing rains over Eastern Samar. In its 8 p.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as of 7 p.m., the center of “Urduja” was estimated at 85 kilometers east southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The tropical storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kilometers per hour, […]

President Duterte tours Pakistani Navy ship

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte made a tour of the Pakistan Navy Ship ‘Saif’ docked in Manila on Thursday. The President was welcomed by  officials of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Philippines and the Pakistan Navy led by H.E. Aman Rashid, Pakistan Ambassador to the Philippines, Pakistan’s Defense Attaché Commodore Jawad Ahmed, and Pakistan Navy Commanding Officer Captain Shahzad Iqbal, upon his arrival at Pier 15, Port Area. Joining the President were Executive […]