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Advincula files raps vs Robredo, several others over “Ang Totoong Narco-list” videos

(Eagle News)–Charges on Thursday, July 18, were filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and other personalities allegedly behind the “Ang Totoong Narco-list” videos against President Rodrigo Duterte and his family. The charges of inciting to sedition, libel, cyber libel, estafa, obstruction of justice and harboring a fugitive were filed by Peter Joemel Advincula before the Department of Justice also against Antonio Trillanes IV, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros, priests Robert Reyes, Socrates Villegas, Teodoro Bacani and […]

Robredo camp “extremely disappointed” over PET denial of bid to immediately resolve poll protest

(Eagle News)–The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, July 19, expressed “extreme disappointment” over the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s  denial of their bid for the electoral protest against her to be resolved immediately. In a statement, Robredo’s lawyer Bernadette Sardillo said they however   “fully respect” the PET resolution that called the motion “premature,” and expressed confidence the Supreme Court would rule Robredo rightfully won the vice presidential elections in 2016. “We anchored our motion […]

Gatchalian wants to scrap expiration of prepaid load credits

(Eagle News)–Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to scrap the expiration of prepaid load. Under Senate Bill No 365, or the Prepaid Load Forever Act of 2019,  all Public Telecommunications Entities and Information and Communications Technology providers are banned from imposing an expiration period on the validity of prepaid load credits and their forfeiture. Prepaid Load Forever Act of 2019 specifically bans the  imposition of an expiration period on the validity of […]

“Falcon” intensifies slightly as it continues to move northward

(Eagle News)–Tropical Storm “Falcon” intensified slightly as it continued to move northward on Thursday morning. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as of 10  a.m., the center of the tropical storm was estimated at 385 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes. It is packing maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kilometers per hour, and is moving at 20 kilometers […]

JUST IN: QC suspends afternoon, evening classes from preschool to high school on Thursday, July 18

(Eagle News)–Mayor Joy Belmonte has suspended afternoon and evening classes on Thursday, July 18, in Quezon City. In a Tweet, Belmonte said the suspension applies to preschool, elementary and high school levels for both public and private schools. She said the suspension was upon the recommendation of the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council following the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s latest forecast persistent occurrence of localized thunderstorms, monsoon rains, strong […]

PET denies Robredo’s bid for immediate resolution of electoral protest vs her

(Eagle News)–The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has denied Vice President Leni Robredo’s bid for the immediate resolution of the electoral protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against her. In a resolution, the PET said Robredo’s motion was “premature” as the tribunal has yet to complete the proceedings on the matter following rule 65 of the 2010 PET rules. The tribunal said the proceedings include a judicial recount, revision and appreciation of the votes cast in […]

LPA spotted near Ilocos Sur seen to develop into tropical depression within 48 hours

Storm signals hoisted over two areas as “Falcon” moves northward (Eagle News)–The low pressure area near Ilocos Sur may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours,  the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said, while  Tropical Storm “Falcon”   maintained its strength as it moved northward on Thursday morning. PAGASA said as of 4 a.m., the LPA was located 265 kilometers west of Sinait. The eye of “Falcon” on the other hand was located […]

JUST IN: QC suspends classes on Monday, July 22, for Duterte’s fourth SONA

(Eagle News)–Mayor Joy Belmonte has suspended classes on Monday, July 22, in Quezon City to pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address. In a Tweet, the Quezon City Public Information Office said the suspension applies to all levels in all public and private schools. The President will hold his SONA before a joint session of Congress in the Batasang Pambansa. The Palace has said Duterte has vowed his speech […]

Tropical Storm “Falcon” maintains strength as it slightly accelerates

(Eagle News)–Tropical Storm “Falcon” maintained its strength as it slightly accelerated on Wednesday night. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as of 10 p.m.,  the center of “Falcon” was located  310 kilometers east northeast of Calayan, Cagayan or 220 km east of Basco, Batanes. It is moving north northeast at 30 kph, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. Signal 2 remains […]

Rainfall advisory hoisted over N. Luzon

(Eagle News)–A rainfall advisory has been hoisted over Northern Luzon. In its 9:35 advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy  rains are being experienced over Pangasinan, specifically in Bolinao, Anda, Mabini, Burgos, Dasol, Infanta and Labrador; in Abra, particularly in Tineg; in  Kabugao in Apayao; and in Nueva Era and Pinili in Ilocos Norte. The rains brought about by Tropical Storm “Falcon” and the southwest monsoon may  persist 1-2 […]

CA denies NUPL bid for temporary protection order

(Eagle News)–The Court of Appeals has denied the National Union of Peoples Lawyers bid for a temporary protection order. In denying the NUPL’s petition, the Special 15th Division noted that  the TPO the group sought for was one that enjoined the military and police from issuing public statements maligning their activities,  something that Section 14 of the rule on the writ of amparo does not provide for. “Hence, it is not within the power of […]

Sara Duterte to skip father’s SONA on Monday, July 22

(Eagle News)–Davao Mayor Sara Duterte will skip his father’s  State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22. The daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte said she was currently on “special medical leave for 60 days.” She said it was because of a “gyne condition.” The presidential daughter was present in her father’s third SONA last year. The Palace has said President Duterte has vowed to keep his speech next week short. It was unclear though […]