Pagasa: Fine weather with cloudy skies, chance of rain nationwide

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 06/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to the Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Soccsksargen, Davao del Sur on Monday, according to the…

LPA to dissipate on Wednesday; PH to have cloudy skies, isolated rainshowers

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) may dissipate anytime on Wednesday as the country is expected to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies…

DepEd studying cost of COVID-19 mass testing in schools

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 05/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is studying the cost of conducting mass testing in schools to help ensure the safety of students and school staff from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “The cost really has…

Pagasa: ‘Ambo’ to trigger rains in Mindanao; may intensify into severe tropical storm

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 05/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail in Mindanao due to the trough or extension of tropical depression Ambo, which may intensify into a severe tropical storm on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and…

CHED: Only 20% of SUCs equipped to facilitate online classes

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 05/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Only 20 percent of state universities and colleges (SUCs) nationwide are equipped to facilitate online classes amid the coronavirus crisis, according to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday. CHED Chairman Prospero De…

EcoWaste to DILG: Allow LGUs to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 04/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pro-environment and health group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow local government units (LGUs) to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors sourced from…

DepEd: No graduation rites during COVID-19 crisis

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 04/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There will be no graduation rites in the country due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Monday. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that while the Luzon-wide enhanced…

DICT warns on use of video, teleconferencing apps citing security issues

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 04/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday advised the public to be more cautious in using video and teleconferencing software, which are now being used by some companies amid the enhanced…

Duterte may decide on Luzon quarantine extension by April 12-14 — Galvez

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 04/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte may decide within this weekend or early next week whether or not the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) should be extended. “Ang nakikita ko magdedecide ang Presidente between April 12 and…

NCRPO to receive complaints, reports at one-meter distance

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 03/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) would now be enforcing a one-meter distance rule when entertaining complaints and other reports in all its police stations and precincts as a preventive measure against the…

BuCor legal service chief shot dead in Muntinlupa City

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 02/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Corrections’ legal service chief was gunned down in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday. Fredric Anthony Santos was aboard a Toyota Hilux when two gunmen appeared and shot him in front of a…

Gamboa provides PNP regional units names of gambling operators

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 02/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — No less than Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa provided regional units of the police force names of illegal gambling operators tipped off by his sources. “I have given the regional directors…

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