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Signal No. 1 still hoisted over Batanes, other areas as “Carina” moves towards extreme N. Luzon

(Eagle News) — Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over Batanes and other areas as Tropical Depression “Carina” moves northwest towards extreme Northern Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the same signal remains hoisted over  Babuyan Islands, and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Buguey, eastern Lal-lo, eastern Gattaran, and eastern Baggao) with “Carina” located 245 kilometers east of Tuguegarao, moving northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour. […]

LPA develops into tropical depression; Signal No. 1 raised over Batanes, other areas due to “Carina”

(Eagle News)–The low pressure area off Cagayan has developed into a tropical depression and is now called “Carina.” The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 1 is raised over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Buguey, eastern Lal-lo, eastern Gattaran, and eastern Baggao) as the center of “Carina” was estimated 275 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City. It is packing maximum sustained winds […]

Calida: Congress did its job well by denying ABS-CBN a franchise

(Eagle News)–Congress, through the House of Representatives, did its job well by denying a renewal of ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise,  Solicitor General Jose Calida said. According to Calida, Congress, which has the sole mandate to review and approve franchises of public utilities, not only exercised its constitutional mandate  through the House joint committees but also fulfilled the promise to the Filipino people that “the hearings [would] be fair, impartial, comprehensive and thorough,” and that “[a]ll voices […]

MRT-3 to resume limited operations on Monday, July 13

(Eagle News)–The Metro Rail Transit 3 will resume limited operations on Monday, July 13. In a statement, the MRT-3 said this was after it  after the line’s management was able to assemble a sufficient number of employees who have not been infected by the COVID-19 virus. So far, 281 MRT-3 personnel have tested positive for the virus, which has infected over 54000 in the country as of Saturday, July 11. They have been isolated in  […]

DOH reports 807 COVID-19 recoveries on Saturday; total cases reach 54222

(Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the Philippines has breached the 54000 mark, now at 54222, with the Department of Health reporting 1387 cases today, July 11. The DOH said recoveries reported in one day reached a record-high with 807, bringing the total to 14037. Twelve deaths were reported today, which means the total number of those who died has reached 1372. Active cases, or the net of reported recoveries and deaths, […]

LTFRB central office in QC to temporarily suspend ops starting Monday, July 13, after five test positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News)–The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board central office will be temporarily closed starting Monday,  July 13. The LTFRB said the temporary closure, of the office on East Ave., Quezon City, which will last until Friday, July 17, was after five of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The LTFRB said this was based on the swab tests conducted by the Philippine Red Cross and the Philippine Coast Guard. The lockdown would pave the […]

PNP files charges vs wife of policeman for allegedly collecting over P500,000 worth of his monthly pensions even after his death

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police has filed charges against the wife of a deceased policeman after she supposedly continued to collect his monthly pension even after his death. In a statement, the PNP said the charges  against Lucila de Mesa, wife of PSgt Fortunato Gomez De Mesa who died on February 18, 2019, were filed before the Quezon City Prosecutors Office. De Mesa, who is at large, had managed to collect over P500,000 even after his […]

COVID-19 cases in PHL reach 52,914 with 1233 cases reported today

DOH reports 286 recoveries, 42 deaths today (Eagle News) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country is nearing the 53000 mark after the Department of Health reported 1233 cases on Friday, July 10. The DOH said of the total 52914 COVID-19 cases, 38324 were active cases. Of the 1233 cases reported today, 848 were fresh cases, or cases where results were given to the patient within the last three days. The […]

DFA: PHL starts coordination with int’l partners for availability of COVID-19 vaccine in country

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun coordinating with international partners to ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to Filipinos should one be developed. In a statement, the DFA said it has initiated the “coordination and exchanges of information” with different jurisdictions across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and Middle East through its foreign service posts. “Based on the gathered information by the Department, collaboration with Philippine […]

President Duterte declares 2020 as year of Filipino health workers

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared 2020 as the year of Filipino health workers. In making the declaration through Proclamation No. 976, the President noted the COVID-19 pandemic “has greatly affected the country and most nations worldwide and has posed a daunting challenge to the country’s health sector,” but health workers “selflessly and tirelessly provide essential, quality and critical care to individuals, families and groups, even in the face of great peril, fear, uncertainty […]

DILG issues show-cause orders vs 8 barangay captains in Cebu City

(Eagle News) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued show-cause orders against eight Cebu City barangay chiefs. Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the barangay chairs, whom he did not name, were given 48 hours to explain their alleged failure to implement community quarantine protocols. “Mayroon pong mga kapitan na tinolerate nila ‘yung pa-basketball, violation ng curfew. Mayroon pong mga illegal na cockfighting na nangyari,” Malaya said. He said if the allegations […]

DOTr: Buses under MRT-3 Bus Augmentation Program to depart from North Ave., Taft Ave. stations at 10 p.m. starting today

(Eagle News)–Starting today, July 10, the last trip of buses under the Metro Rail Transit-3 Bus Augmentation Program will be at 10 p.m. The Department of Transportation said this applies to buses in designated stations in  North Ave. and Taft Ave., the endpoints and starting points of the MRT-3 line. The DOTr said the extension of bus operations in those stations under the program–buses previously departed at 8 p.m.–was to address the needs of passengers […]