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Classes in Tagaytay to resume on Monday, Jan. 27

(Eagle News)–Classes in Tagaytay will resume on Monday, Jan. 27. The announcement was made by Mayor Agnes Tolentino in a letter to Rommel Bautusta, school divisions superintendent of Cavite. The resumption of classes comes weeks after Taal had a phreatic eruption, prompting a mandatory evacuation from Taal volcano island and, among others, areas within the 14-kilometer danger zone. PHIVOLCS has lowered Taal’s alert level 4 to 3 following a reduction in volcanic activity.

No Filipino hurt in 6.8-magnitude quake in Turkey

(Eagle News)–No Filipino was hurt in the 6.8-magnitude quake that hit Turkey recently. The Philippine Embassy said this was based on information from Turkish authorities. Earlier, Ambassador Raul Hernandez said the embassy was checking if Filipinos were among over 20 casualties in the quake thatĀ  centered in Elazig. The quake was followed by at least 400 aftershocks.

JUST IN: 4.1-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 10:47 a.m., had its epicenter 265 kilometers southwest of Sarangani. It had a depth of focus of 300 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

Revilla wants all workplaces to put in place mechanisms vs bullying

(Eagle News)–Senator Bong Revilla has filed a measure requiring all workplaces to put in place mechanisms against bullying. In filing Senate Bill 1217, Revilla noted that while Congress has already banned bullying in schools, it has yet to enact a similar law covering private and government offices. “These kinds of acts hamper peace and tranquility in a professional environment and disrupt the delivery of services to the public,” Revilla said. Under the proposed law, bullying […]

PHL embassy checking if Filipinos among casualties in 6.8-magnitude quake that hit Turkey

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Embassy in Ankara is checking if any Filipino was affected by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey on Friday and killed at least 14 people. Philippine Ambassador to Ankara Raul Hernandez issued the remark as he expressed sympathy for those who were hurt and were killed in the quake that centered on Sivrice town in Elazig. “Our prayers and thoughts go to those who were injured and those who lost their loved […]

Pangilinan wants Taal Commission to focus on rebuilding Taal-affected areas

(Eagle News)–Senator Kiko Pangilinan has expressed support forĀ  the establishment of a Taal Commission that will focus on “aiding, rehabilitating, and rebuilding communities” affected by the volcano’s activity. In making the proposal, Pangilinan said there have already been several lessons learned from the 1991 Pinatubo eruption. “It worked then, it should work now. We just need to adapt it to respond to the current situation,” Pangilinan said. With the commission, Pangilinan said there would be […]

Cloudy skies, rains expected in parts of PHL due to easterlies

(Eagle News)–Cloudy skies and rains are expected in parts of the country today, Jan. 26, due to the easterlies. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Caraga, Aurora, Quezon, and Samar Provinces will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains are possible. Metro Manila and the rest of the country, on the other hand, will have partly […]

Palace pays tribute to SAF 44

(Eagle News)–The Palace on Saturday, Jan. 25, paid tribute to the 44 members of the Special Action Force who were killed in a botched operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015. “As we recall the tragedy that befell the (Philippine National Police) members in Mamasapano, Maguindanao and pay homage to the bravery and heroism of the 44 members of the (SAF), let us learn and reflect from the mistakes of this botched police operation that it […]

PHIVOLCS lowers alert status over Bulusan, says volcano has returned to normalcy

Residents still advised to keep off 4-km permanent danger zone (Eagle News)–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has lowered the alert status of Bulusan volcano after a general decline in its activity but advised residents to still stay away from the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone. In its bulletin on Saturday, Jan. 25, PHIVOLCS said the alert level 1 (abnormal) previously hoisted over the volcano was now an alert level 0 after a decline to […]

Binay calls on DOH, other gov’t agencies to prepare emergency response plan amid threat of novel coronavirus

(Eagle News)–Senator Nancy Binay has called on the Department of Health and other government agencies to prepare an emergency response plan amid the threat of a novel coronavirus. Binay issued the call as she filed Senate Resolution 293 which aims to determine appropriate measures and necessary funding requirements to ensure quick and efficient government response to address a possible outbreak. “It might be best for the DOH to review the protocols in place and check […]

In photos: President Duterte dines at a local eatery

(Eagle News)–In these photos uploaded on Senator Bong Go’s Facebook account, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen eating at a local eatery. Go, who was Duterte’s aide before he became senator, said the President had an “early breakfast” today, Jan. 25. It was unclear where the local eatery was located.

MRT-3 to passengers: Expect faster trains, smoother rides following completion of all rail replacement activities by February 2021

(Eagle News)–Commuters can expect faster Metro Rail Transit-3 trains by February 2021, with the completion of rail replacement activities, the MRT-3 said. In a statement, the MRT-3 said the trains are expected to run from 30 kilometers per hour to 60 kilometers per hour. Passengers can also expect a smoother ride, free from bumps which can cause damage. The MRT-3 said rail replacement activities began in November 2019, with 76 long welded rails 180 meters […]