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DOTr: P18 million in fines imposed during intensified anti-colorum ops from Feb. 1 to 22

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation has imposed fines amounting to P18 million during its intensified anti-colorum operations from Feb. 1 to 22. The Department of Transportation said this translates to 50 unauthorized vehicles composed of vans, buses and other public utility vehicles being apprehended. A fine of P200,000 was imposed on colorum vans while P1 million was meted out on each colorum bus. According to the DOTr, it expects to uncover and sanction more illegal […]

5.0-magnitude earthquake hits Eastern Samar

(Eagle News)–A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Samar early Sunday, Feb. 25. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 2:47 a.m. Its epicenter was 12 kilometers southwest of Jipapad. The depth of focus was 37 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity II – Villareal, Samar; Dulag, Leyte; Mapanas, Northern Samar Intensity I – Basey, Samar No damage to property was reported but aftershocks were expected.  

PAGASA: Northeast monsoon affecting extreme Northern Luzon

Country also affected by easterlies (Eagle News)–The northeast monsoon is affecting extreme Northern Luzon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the easterlies are also affecting the country. As a result, Bicol Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Flashfloods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains are possible. Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon, meanwhile, will have cloudy skies with light rains. Metro Manila, Ilocos […]

PBBM to travel to Australia as guest of gov’t; to address Parliament

(Eagle News)–President Bongbong Marcos is set to travel to Australia as a guest of the Australian government, the Palace said. The Presidential Communications Office said the President is also slated to address the Australian Parliament during his visit from Feb. 28-29. He is expected to discuss the vision for the Strategic Partnership between the Philippines and Australia signed last year. He will also have separate meetings with Australian senior officials where he is anticipated to […]

4.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News)–A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Saturday, Feb. 24. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 8:51 a.m. Its epicenter was 392 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. The depth of focus was 51 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

IRRI develops low GI, protein-enriched rice variety

Gov’t says rice variety to boost nutritional food value intake of Filipinos (Eagle News)–The International Rice Research Institute has developed a low glycemic index (GI), protein-enriched rice variety the government said will boost the nutritional food value intake of every Filipino. The Presidential Communications Office said this was revealed to President Bongbong Marcos during a recent courtesy call of officials of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and IRRI in Malacañang. The IRRI […]

PAGASA: Easterlies affecting PHL

Extreme Northern Luzon also affected by northeast monsoon (Eagle News)–The northeast monsoon is affecting extreme Northern Luzon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the easterlies are also affecting the country. As a result, Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Samar will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Flashfloods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains are possible. Batanes and Babuyan Islands, meanwhile, will have […]

Local drug manufacturers signed up to produce anti-TB, HIV meds: PSAC

(Eagle News)–Several local drug manufacturers have signed up to participate in the production of anti-tuberculosis and anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drugs, the government said on Friday, Feb. 23. According to the Presidential Communications Office, this was the revelation of the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) Health Sector Group during the 5th PSAC Health Sector Group meeting in Malacañang with President Bongbong Marcos the day before. Paolo Borromeo, the PSAC Healthcare Sector Lead, said in the […]

CAAP to create master plan for advancement of PHL aviation sector

(Eagle News)–The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines revealed plans to develop a master plan for the advancement of the Philippine aviation sector. According to the CAAP, for the initiative, it would conduct a review of the current state of civil aviation in the country, including its infrastructure, regulatory framework, operations, and national and regional policy. The CAAP said a benchmarking analysis will then be conducted in a bid to see how the Philippines fares […]

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro early Friday, Feb. 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5 a.m. Its epicenter was 22 kilometers northwest of Abra de Ilog. The depth of focus was 115 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Cloudy skies, rain showers expected in parts of PHL: PAGASA

(Eagle News)–The easterlies are affecting the country. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, as a result, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Flashfloods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains are possible. Metro Manila and the rest of the country, PAGASA said, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms. According to the […]

PBBM congratulates Indonesia’s Prabowo

(Eagle News)–President Bongbong Marcos on Thursday, Feb. 22, congratulated Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, who is expected to win his country’s presidential elections. According to the Presidential Communications Office, in a phone call with Indonesia’s presumptive leader, President Marcos also affirmed that the Philippines and Indonesia have a lot in common, noting their over 70 years of bilateral ties which were formally established on November 24, 1949. President Marcos said the Philippines is willing to […]