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13 police officials get new posts in PNP minor reshuffle

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police has implemented a minor reshuffle, with 13 police officials assigned to new posts. Formally installed to the new positions by PNP Officer-in-Charge, Police Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr. were the following: PBGEN Emmanuel B Peralta, Acting Director for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM); PBGEN Jon A Arnaldo, Acting Director of National Police Training Institute (NPTI); PBGEN Lawrence B Coop, Chief of Supervisory Office for Security and […]

PAGASA declares start of rainy season

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has announced the start of the rainy season in the country. PAGASA said the country satisfies the criteria for the same, amid the presence of a frontal system, the occurrence of severe thunderstorms that have brought widespread rains in parts of the country, and the southwesterly windflow also observed during the past few days. With the start of the season, PAGASA said intermittent rains […]

12 winning senators proclaimed; Robin Padilla, Loren Legarda lead senators in magic 12

(Eagle News) — The Commission on Elections proclaimed today, Wednesday, May 18, the senatorial bets who made it to the top 12 of the May 9, 2022 national and local elections. Leading the 12 senators is actor and TV personality Robin Padilla who got 26,612,434 votes based on the Comelec canvass of votes. The Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, has finished canvassing 172 out of the 173 local and overseas Certificates of […]

PHL detects local transmission of Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1

(Eagle News) — The Philippines has detected a local transmission of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said three new cases were detected in the Western Visayas region, bringing the total number of the subvariant’s cases in the country to 17. She said of the three new cases, one was a returning overseas Filipino from the United States who was fully vaccinated. The remaining two are local cases detected in Iloilo City, […]

PHL bags 30 golds, 34 silver and 45 bronze medals so far, retaining country’s third spot in SEA games

10 gold medal haul on May 16 alone, four in dancesports, two in gymnastics (Eagle News) – Philippine athletes participating at the 31st Southeast Asian Games bagged a total of 30 gold medals so far, retaining the country at third place in the overall medal tally. The games being held in Vietnam proved to be another sports event where Filipinos excelled after the Philippines got not only 30 golds, but 34 silver medals and 45 […]

PCG’s newest vessel to participate in exercises in Indonesia waters to test marine pollution response

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Coast Guard is set to deploy its newest vessel, BRP Teresa Magbanua, to participate in marine pollution exercises in Indonesia. According to the PCG, the multi-role response vessel (MRRV), which was commissioned several days ago, will participate in the Regional Marine Pollution Exercise 2022, which will also be attended by the Directorate of Sea Transportation (DGST) of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). According to PCG […]

Metro Manila to remain under Alert Level 1 until May 31, along with 42 provinces, 20 cities nationwide

39 other provinces under Alert Level 2 until May 31   (Eagle News) — Metro Manila will remain under Alert Level 1 until May 31, along with 42 provinces and 20 cities nationwide. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved on May 14, 2022, the recommendation retaining the Alert Level 1 status of the entire National Capital Region from May 16, 2022 until May 31, 2022. The following provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component […]

Heavy torrential rains with lightning experienced in NCR, Central Luzon and Calabarzon

PAGASA forecasts isolated rains, thunderstorms until 5 p.m. of Monday, May 16 (Eagle News) – Heavy torrential rains with lightning and strong winds were experienced Sunday afternoon, May 15, in Metro Manila and other areas in Central Luzon and CALABARZON region, the country’s weather bureau said. PAGASA said that these sudden heavy rains were due to thunderstorms. In a thunderstorm advisory issued at 2:49 p.m. on May 15, it identified these areas that experienced heavy […]

PHL logs first cases of BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant in Metro Manila, Palawan

(Eagle News)–The Philippines has registered its first cases of the BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant in Metro Manila and Palawan. According to the Department of Health, the two local cases from Metro Manila had no international travel history and were from the same cluster. Both cases tested positive last April 22, 2022, and have completed home isolation. The cases have been fully vaccinated. In Palawan, of the 12 BA.2.12.1 cases detected, 11 were foreign nationals and one […]

Russian Pres. Putin congratulates Marcos Jr for winning PHL presidential elections

  (Eagle News) — Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Philippine president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., saying he hoped that his victory at the recent elections would lead to the “further development” of bilateral ties between Russia and the Philippines in various areas. In a statement posted late evening of May 12 by the Russian Embassy in the country on its official Facebook page, the Embassy said that President Putin had sent a written message to Marcos […]

Australian, Japanese PMs send congratulations to Marcos

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday congratulated Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his presumptive win in the presidential election. In a tweet, Morrison said he hopes the two nations’ relations would continue to flourish under the new Philippine leadership. I congratulate Ferdinand Marcos Jr @bongbongmarcos on being elected President of the Philippines at the national elections on 9 May. Following the 75th anniversary of Australia-Philippines relations last year, we look […]

“Accept, respect decision of the majority,” Robredo tells supporters during her thanksgiving event

Outgoing VP concedes, tells supporters that they should not further divide the country   (Eagle News) – Vice-President Leni Robredo on Friday night, May 13, urged her supporters to accept the decision of the majority of Filipinos, and not to be the root of further divisions in the country. During her “thanksgiving” event for her supporters in Ateneo, Quezon City, Robredo said that she is appealing to her supporters to do what is right and […]