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Yellow rainfall advisory hoisted over Zambales

(Eagle News)–A yellow rainfall warning has been hoisted over Zambales. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said under the warning in particular are Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Narciso and San Antonio. Meanwhile,  light to moderate rains over Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Quezon and Tarlac within the next two to three hours. Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains, PAGASA said, are affecting Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bataan, Laguna and Batangas.  

Cloudy skies, rainshowers expected in parts of country today, Sept. 16

  (Eagle News)–Cloudy skies and rainshowers are expected in parts of the country today, Sept. 16. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms as the southwest monsoon affects Central and Southern Luzon and Western Visayas. Flash floods or landslides due to occasional heavy rains are possible. The rest of the country, on the other hand, […]

Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ to respond to Saudi oil attack

by W.G. Dunlop with Anuj Chopra in Riyadh WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is “locked and loaded” to respond to an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran, as Riyadh raced to restart operations at plants hit by drone attacks. It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the attack, which slashed Saudi oil production by […]

#WalangPasok: UPDATED2: Class suspensions for Monday, Sept. 16

(Eagle News)–Classes on Monday, Sept. 16, were suspended in at least one area due to the bad weather: Bacoor, Cavite – all levels; public and private Bataan – preschool to senior high school; public and private Bocaue-all levels; public and private Iba, Zambales – elementary to senior high school Kawit, Cavite – all levels Manila – preschool to senior high school; public and private Mandaluyong- all levels; public and private (afternoon classes) Noveleta, Cavite- all […]

Cancelled flights on Sunday, Sept. 15

(Eagle News)–Several flights were canceled on Sunday, Sept. 15, due to bad weather. The Manila International Airport Authority said the following domestic flights have been cancelled: Cebu Pacific 5J 821 Manila – Virac 5J 822 Virac – Manila The Manila International Airport Authority said the southwest monsoon will bring rains to several parts of  Luzon and Visayas.

Lacson: High-profile inmates in control of Bilibid

(Eagle News)–Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday, Sept. 15, said  high-profile inmates, and not the government, were already in control of the New Bilibid Prison. “Sila na ang nasusunod, kung sino ilalagay sa kubol, sino ita-transfer sa malalayo, sa Iwahig o Davao; kung sino iko-confine sa hospital, kung sino pa isasama i-confine bukod sa kanila. At sila pa nagdi-direct ng operation ng droga sa labas,” Lacson said in a dzbb interview. According to Lacson, the situation […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over M. Manila, other areas

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over Metro Manila and other areas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected over Tarlac, Bataan, Quezon, Laguna, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija within the next 2 hours. The same conditions are being experienced in Metro Manila, in Santa Cruz and Candelaria in Zambales; in Doña Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan; and in Rodriguez, Antipolo and Tanay […]

Former senator, Cebu gov. Rene Espina dies; Palace condoles with Espina’s kin

(Eagle News)–The Palace on Sunday, Sept. 15, condoled with the kin of former Senator and Cebu Governor Rene Espina, who recently passed away. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo recalled it was Espina who was   credited for having crafted the country’s first anti-drug law, Republic Act No. 6425, or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972. Panelo said this was the precursor of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Panelo […]

93 new airconditioning units installed in MRT-3 trains

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation has announced the installation of 93 new airconditioning units in Metro Rail Transit-3 trains. The DOTr said the units were apart from the 33 installed in August and the 60 installed in 2018. The agency said Sumitomo MHI-TESP  purchased over 120 airconditioning units worth P167 million under the comprehensive rehabilitation of the MRT-3. The MRT-3 earlier announced the old railway tracks would be replaced by 4053 new railway pieces from […]

DOJ: Recommended revised IRR submitted to Guevarra, Año include transparency provisions, definition of heinous crimes

(Eagle News)–The recommended revised implementing rules and regulations  of the Good Conduct Time Allowance law now include a specific definition of heinous crimes to avoid any other interpretation of the terms. According to Justice spokesperson Markk Perete, who gave a radio interview on Sunday, Sept. 15, apart from the definition, the  IRR  revised by a joint Department of Justice and Department of the Interior and Local Government panel, and which have been submitted to Justice […]

Drilon supports amending law to allow DOJ to have “direct control, supervision” over BuCor

(Eagle News)–Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed support for an amendment to Republic Act No. 10575, or the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013, to allow the Department of Justice to have direct control and supervision over BuCor. In supporting Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra’s proposal, Drilon noted there were “a number of critical agencies over which the department has limited to zero control.” He said apart from the BuCor, these were the Public Attorneys […]

“Marilyn” weakens into LPA, is now outside PAR

(Eagle News)–“Marilyn” has weakened into a low pressure area and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said until  tonight, though, the southwest monsoon will bring occasional to frequent light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Sulu Archipelago, Palawan and Mindoro Provinces. Scattered light to moderate rains with at times heavy rainshowers due to thunderstorms will be experienced, on the other […]