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List of areas with class suspension on Tuesday, March 19 in Mindanao

Eagle News – Classes are suspended in Davao Region on Tuesday, March 19 due to tropical depression Chedeng. In the advisory, PAGASA said that Chedeng hit the Davao region today, and weakened into a low pressure area. Here are places that have class suspensions All levels Compostela Valley Maragusan Mawab Monkayo Montevista Davao City Davao Oriental San Isidro Lupon Baganga Tarragona Boston Banaybanay Preschool Davao Oriental Caraga Cateel Governor Generoso Kindergarten to High School Compostela […]

Tropical Depression “Chedeng” makes landfall over Davao Occidental, weakens into a low pressure area

  (Eagle News) — Tropical depression “Chedeng” has made landfall over Malita, Davao Occidental and has weakened into a low pressure area, with PAGASA lifting all of the tropical cyclone warning signals in the country. PAGASA said that Chedeng made landfall at 5:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 19 over Malita, Davao Occidental. Even with no storm warning signals in place, PAGASA said that there will be “scattered to at times widespread moderate to heavy rains” […]

Despite PHL withdrawal from tribunal, ICC probe of situation in country will continue, prosecutor says

(Eagle News)—Despite the Philippines’ official withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, the tribunal’s probe of the situation in the country will continue. This is according to prosecutor Bensou Fatuoda, who made the announcement in the tribunal Twitter account a day after the Philippines’ exit became official. “My Office’s independent and impartial preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines continues,” she said. The preliminary examination stems from the two communications filed by critics, led by […]

“Chedeng” to make landfall over Davao Occidental today, March 19

(Eagle News)–“Chedeng” is expected to make landfall over the eastern coast of Davao Occidental today, March 19, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. In its latest advisory, PAGASA said the tropical depression, which, as of 4 a.m., was located 105 kilometers east of General Santos City, would make landfall between 2 to 6 a.m. It is expected to weaken into a Low Pressure Area after landfall. Signal No. 1 has been hoisted over Davao […]

“Chedeng” maintains its strength as it moves toward the southern Davao Oriental area

(Eagle News)–“Chedeng” maintained its strength on Monday evening as it moved toward the southern Davao Oriental area, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. According to PAGASA, as of 7 p.m., the center of the tropical depression  was located 205 kilometers east southeast of Davao City or 260 kilometers east of General Santos City. It is packing maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up […]

Palace: PHL gov’ t to deny entry to ICC investigators if they pursue probe of drug war

(Eagle News)–The Palace on Monday, March 18, said the Philippine government would deny International Criminal Court investigators entry into the country should they decide to pursue their probe into the drug war. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it was either it denied their visas or deported them if they were already in the country on tourist visas. “The Immigration officials have the discretion to deny you entry if they feel na ang gagawin mo rito […]

“Chedeng” slightly slows down as it moves toward Davao Oriental

(Eagle News)–“Chedeng” has slightly slowed down as it moved westward toward Davao Oriental on Monday, March 18. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as of  4 p.m., the center of the tropical depression was  285 kilometers east southeast of Davao City. It is packing maximum winds of up to 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h, as it moved at 15 km/h. “Chedeng” may make landfall over the […]

AFP to present boxes of evidence to EU to back up claim that militant NGOs connected with NPA rebels

  (Eagle News) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines is set to present to the European Union the boxes of evidence and documents that will allegedly link several militant groups like Karapatan and Ibon Foundation to the Philippine communist movement, and its armed group, the New People’s Army. This is to convince the EU to stop giving funds to these organizations, according to the Deputy chief of staff for civil military operations, J7, BGen. […]

“Face Your Peers” education guide launched to empower Filipino youth against commercial and online sexual exploitation

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) – To address the rising problem of commercial and online sexual exploitation of children in the country, a youth peer education guide called “Face Your Peers” was recently launched by an international non-government agency. Plan International Philippines launched the peer education guide, on March 7, in time with the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8. “Face Your Peers” is intended for Filipino boys and girls, […]

More areas under Signal No. 1 as “Chedeng” maintains its strength

(Eagle News)—Ten areas are now under Signal No. 1 as “Chedeng” maintained its strength on Monday, March 18. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said under Signal No. 1 were Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur, Davao City, General Santos, Davao Occidental, southern portion of Davao del Norte including Samal Island, eastern portion of north Cotabato, eastern portion of South Cotabato, and the eastern portion of Sarangani. As of 10 a.m., the […]

Manila Water can’t say if customers affected by water shortage will get refund

  (Eagle News)–The chief executive officer of Manila Water Company Inc. on Monday, March 18, dodged questions on whether or not the concessionaire’s customers affected by the water shortage would receive a refund. “Your honor, there’s no discussion yet on that one because our focus po is on the restoration of the service,” Ferdinand Dela Cruz told Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate. When pressed again by Zarate, Dela Cruz said the firm would just “follow […]

“Binigo ko kayo” – Manila Water CEO apologizes to the public for its water service failures

  (Eagle News) – “Binigo ko kayo (I let you down).” This was how the president and chief executive officer of Manila Water Company, Inc. Ferdinand dela Cruz, apologized on Monday, March 18, to its 1.6 million customers in Metro Manila and Rizal, saying he was holding himself “fully accountable” for the severe water interruptions that had crippled businesses and homes for more than a week. Dela Cruz made the apology to the public during […]