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Improved weather expected in Polillo Islands; Signal No. 1 still hoisted over three areas

(Eagle News) –Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over several areas as Tropical Storm “Ramon” maintained its strength. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-lo, Gattaran, Baggao and Peñablanca), eastern portion of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan and Dinapigue) and Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan) are still under the storm signal as  the center of Tropical Storm “Ramon,” last spotted  420 kilometers east northeast of […]

Sandiganbayan finds former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca guilty of graft, malversation

(Eagle News) — The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Isabela governor Grace Padaca of malversation and graft. Padaca was sentenced to 12 to 14 years in prison for malversation, and six to ten years in prison for graft. She was also ordered to pay the Isabela government P18 million. The charges filed against her stem from a P25-million contract granted to Economic Development for Western Isabela and Northern Luzon Foundation, Inc. (EDWINLFI) for the province’s rice […]

Signal No. 1 hoisted over four areas as “Ramon” intensifies

(Eagle News)–Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over several areas as Tropical Storm “Ramon” intensified. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over the southeastern portion of Cagayan (Peñablanca and Baggao), eastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Palanan, Dinapigue and Maconacon), Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan) and Polillo Islands, with “Ramon” estimated   at 445 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kph […]

Signal No. 2 still hoisted over Catanduanes; N. Aurora, five other areas under Signal No. 1

(Eagle News) — Less areas now remain under storm signals even as Tropical Storm “Ramon” continued to move north-northwestward. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 1 has been lifted in Sorsogon, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar, but it remains hoisted over the eastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Palanan, Dinapigue), Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan), Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Albay. Signal No. 2 is still up over Catanduanes. […]

Palace on Robredo possibly attending Cabinet meetings: No need if war on drugs not on the agenda

(Eagle News) — Vice President Leni Robredo does not need to attend Cabinet meetings if the war on drugs is not on the agenda. If the anti-illegal drugs campaign was a topic for discussion, though, Robredo will be invited, President Rodrigo Duterte said, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. “When we have a Cabinet meeting, we are invited by the Cabinet Secretary, and we are asked if we are going or not. In other words, […]

#WalangPasok: Class cancellations for Friday, Nov. 15

(Eagle News) — Classes on Friday, Nov. 15, were cancelled in some areas due to the bad weather. Below is a list: Isabela province- all levels, public and private Quirino province – all levels; government work also suspended; Suspension also applies to Saturday, Nov. 16 In its latest advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over Catanduanes, while […]

SC asks Cabanatuan judge to comment on reports he subpoenaed enforcers who took his license plates

(Eagle News) — The Supreme Court has asked the Cabanatuan judge who subpoenaed the Baguio enforcers who  took his license plates and gave him a ticket over what they said was illegal parking to comment on the incident. According to SC spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka, Municipal Court Judge Nelson V. Lago of Branch III was asked to comment by Court Administrator Midas Marquez through Deputy Court Administrator for Luzon Raul Villanueva. “The Office of the […]

Dela Rosa introduces Gamboa as the new PNP chief

(Eagle News)–If Senator Ronald dela Rosa is right, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, who acted as officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police following Oscar Albayalde’s resignation, is the new PNP chief. “…To my mistah Chief PNP Archie Gamboa…. Inagahan ko na,” Dela Rosa said in his welcoming remarks at the 27th Defense and Sporting Arms show on Thursday, Nov. 14. President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to formally appoint a PNP chief. Apart from Gamboa, Interior Secretary […]

Marcos camp hits Macalintal for allegedly urging former senator to drop poll protest vs Robredo

(Eagle News)–The camp of Bongbong Marcos has slammed Romulo Macalintal, counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo for supposedly urging the former senator to drop the electoral protest against her. “Talk about freeloading. Inferring from his statement, the counsel of Mrs. Robredo has grown lazy. It has become apparent that he wants us to do his job for him,” Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson, said. According to Rodriguez, the “dismissal of a pending action should be based […]

Signal No. 2 still hoisted over Catanduanes; More areas under Signal No. 1 as TS “Ramon” maintains strength

(Eagle News)–More areas have been placed under storm signals as Tropical Storm “Ramon” maintained its strength. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over Catanduanes, while the eastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Palanan, Dinapigue), Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan), Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon and Eastern Samar and Northern Samar are under Signal No. 1. Today, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will […]

Duterte abolishes Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the abolition of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission. In an executive order signed on Nov. 8, Duterte said the “disestablishment” of the commission was to “consolidate ongoing rehabilitation efforts in all river systems and tributaries within the Manila Bay region.” The President instead ordered the transfer of the PRRC functions to the Manila Bay Task Force, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Human […]

Trolley bag abandoned in Manila causes panic; MPD deploys bomb squad, SWAT

(Eagle News) — An abandoned trolley bag in a portion of Roxas Boulevard in Manila caused panic on Thursday, Nov. 14, among residents in the area who believed it contained a bomb. The Manila Police District had to deploy members of its Special Weapons and Tactics and Explosives and Ordnance units to the location of the bag in the corner of Padre Faura St. to check. The area was also cordoned off to motorists. Past […]