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PHL COVID-19 tally reaches 346,536; 579 more recover

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases in the country breached the 346,000 mark on Wednesday, Oct. 14, after the Department of Health reported 1,910 additional cases. The DOH said of the total 346,536 cases, 46227 were active. Of these, 84.5 percent were mild, 10.5 percent asymptomatic, 1.5 percent severe, and 3.3 percent critical. Of the 1910 newly-reported cases, the DOH said 624 came from Metro Manila, 219 from Cavite, 104 from Batangas, 91 from Rizal, and 63 from […]

“Ofel” makes third landfall over Burias Island, Masbate; Signal No. 1 raised over Batangas, other areas

  (Eagle News)–Tropical Depression “Ofel”  maintained its strength on Wednesday afternoon as it moved towards the Marinduque-Romblon area after making its third landfall in Burias Island, Masbate. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Batangas, the southern portion of Laguna (Luisiana, Majayjay, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Rizal, San Pablo City, Calauan, Alaminos, Los Baños, Bay, Magdalena), the central and southern portions of Quezon (Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres, Mulanay, San Francisco, Catanauan, Lopez, […]

Batangas, other areas still under Signal No. 1 as “Ofel” moves towards Burias Island

(Eagle News)–Several areas are still under Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression “Ofel” maintained its strength and moved west-northwest toward Burias Island. In its recent advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said under the tropical cyclone wind signal are Batangas, the southern portion of Laguna (Luisiana, Majayjay, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Rizal, San Pablo City, Calauan, Alaminos, Los Baños, Bay, Magdalena), the central and southern portions of Quezon (Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, San Narciso, San […]

Several areas under Signal No. 1 as “Ofel” makes second landfall

(Eagle News)–Several areas are now under Signal No. 1 as “Ofel” made its second landfall in Matnog, Sorsogon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration said “Ofel” was now situated 30 kilometers southwest of Juban, Sorsogon or 30 km northeast of Masbate City, Masbate, packing  maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. PAGASA said “Ofel” was moving west northwestward at 25 kph over the inland seas […]

Batangas, other areas under Signal No. 1 as “Ofel” makes landfall over Can-Avid, E. Samar

(Eagle News)–Tropical Depression “Ofel” has made landfall over Can-Avid, Eastern Samar. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said   the southern portion of Batangas (Batangas City, Ibaan, Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Juan, Taysan, Lobo), the southern portion of Quezon (Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, Calauag, Alabat, Perez, Quezon, San Francisco, San Andres, San Narciso, Mulanay, Buenavista, Lopez, General Luna, Gumaca, Macalelon, Pitogo, Unisan, Plaridel, Atimonan, Agdangan, Padre Burgos, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Candelaria, Sariaya, Tiaong, San Antonio, Tayabas […]

More areas under Signal No. 1 as TD “Ofel” maintains strength

(Eagle News)–More areas are under a tropical cyclone wind signal number one as Tropical Depression “Ofel” maintained its strength and moved slowly towards the Eastern Samar to Northern Samar area. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said under Signal No. 1 are Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and the northern portion of Leyte (Tabango, Leyte, San Isidro, Calubian, Capoocan, Carigara, Jaro, Pastrana, […]

LPA east of Eastern Samar develops into tropical depression; Signal No. 1 raised over Sorsogon, other areas due to TD “Ofel”

(Eagle News)–The low pressure area east of Eastern Samar has developed into a tropical depression. Because of Tropical Depression “Ofel,” a tropical cyclone wind signal number one has been raised over Sorsogon in Luzon; and Northern Samar, the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Borongan City, San Julian, Sulat, Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad), and the northern portion of Samar (Pinabacdao, Villareal, Talalora, Daram, Zumarraga, Calbiga, Hinabangan, Paranas, San Sebastian, Motiong, Jiabong, […]

COVID-19 cases in PHL reach 344,713; recoveries rise to 293,383

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases in the country breached the 344,000 mark on Tuesday, Oct. 13, after the Department of Health reported additional 1990 cases. The DOH said of the total 344,713 cases, 44958 were active. Of these, 84.2 percent were mild, 10.6 percent asymptomatic, 1.7 percent severe, and 3.4 percent critical. Of the 1990 more cases reported  today, 580 were from Metro Manila, 114 from Cavite, 105 from Rizal, 100 from Laguna, and 94 from Misamis […]

President Duterte meeting with Velasco, Cayetano pushes through even after resolution of row over Speakership

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with newly-elected Speaker Lord Velasco and his predecessor Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano in Malacañang pushed through on Tuesday, Oct. 13. This was even after the apparent resolution of the row over the Speakership just hours before, with the official election of Velasco as the House leader, and with Cayetano stepping down. According to Senator Bong Go, who was present in the meeting, the President reminded the two House lawmakers to […]

Speaker Velasco to preside over Special Session on nat’l budget as House row is resolved

  (Eagle News) — In a twist to the ongoing House speakership squabble, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco took the post of House Speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 13, just before 12 noon, after lawmakers affirmed through a nominal voting the election that happened outside Congress the previous day. With the resolution of the House Speakership post, the Special Session earlier called by President Rodrigo Duterte at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, for the passage of the […]

House ratifies election of Velasco as Speaker; Cayetano steps down from top House post

(Eagle News)–The House of Representatives on Tuesday, Oct. 13, ratified the election of Rep. Lord Velasco as Speaker, as Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano announced he stepped down from the post. With a vote of 186, or more than the majority required, lawmakers officially installed the Marinduque representative as the new Speaker at the Batasang Pambansa, hours before the special session of Congress called by President Rodrigo Duterte for the passage of the proposed P4.5-trillion national […]

Palace: President Duterte to meet with Cayetano, Velasco today

(Eagle News)– President Rodrigo Duterte will meet today with Reps. Alan Peter Cayetano and Lord Velasco, who have been at odds over the Speakership. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Malago, in Malacañang. Roque said the meeting was to ensure the passage of the 2021 national budget, which, if passed, was supposed to be used against COVID-19. Earlier, the President said he was fed up with  politics […]