400 beneficiaries receive land titles in Cebu — DAR

Jean Mangaluz 01/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed a total of 157.28 hectares of agricultural land among 400 beneficiaries, said the agency on Thursday, January 26, 2023. “A total of 400 agrarian reform beneficiaries in…

DOT backs move for long weekends to supercharge domestic travel

Jean Mangaluz 01/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco on Thursday backed a proposal to extend holidays and weekends. Senator Raffy Tulfo filed Senate Bill No. 1651, seeking to extend weekends to promote the growth of local tourism. “In…

Pagasa: LPA enters PAR, to cause widespread rain in PH

Jean Mangaluz 01/10/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area (LPA) that entered the Philippine area of responsibility before dawn Tuesday is forecast to bring extensive rain to the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Based…

Pagasa: Cloudy Friday with rain showers as LPA exits PAR

Jean Mangaluz 01/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies and rain will persist in most parts of the country on Friday even after a low-pressure area exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical…

Death toll from Christmas weekend rains, floods climbs to 25

Jean Mangaluz 12/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from shear line-induced rains and floods last weekend climbed rose from 13 to 25, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Wednesday. Twenty  six individuals remain missing, nine…

Pagasa: Wet Wednesday in parts of PH as LPA looms

Jean Mangaluz 12/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) may intensify into a tropical cyclone and will bring overcast skies and rains to parts of the country on Wednesday, December 28, 2022,…

Gale warnings up over Luzon, Visayas seaboards amid strong northeast monsoon

Jean Mangaluz 12/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) hoisted Friday, December 23, 2022, gale warnings over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to the strong northeast monsoon, locally known as amihan. The…

Pagasa says cloudy skies, rain to prevail in PH until Christmas Day

Jean Mangaluz 12/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with rain could be the dominant weather condition in the country until Christmas Day as the Philippines is experiencing the effects of the northeast monsoon in Luzon and a low-pressure area (LPA)…

LPA outside of PAR has small chance of developing into cyclone, says Pagasa

Jean Mangaluz 12/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) outside of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tuesday, December…

CPP founder Joma Sison dies at 83

Jean Mangaluz 12/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder  Jose Maria “Joma” Sison has passed away at the age of 83, according to a post from the party’s news outlet on Saturday. According to Ang Bayan,…

Quiboloy’s lawyers say US Treasury sanctions are ‘outrageous’

Jean Mangaluz 12/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — American lawyers for pastor Apollo Quiboloy on Saturday said the sanctions imposed by the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) founder…

Low public interest, short shelf life to blame for wasted COVID jabs – DOH

Jean Mangaluz 12/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The wasted COVID-19 vaccines can be attributed to a lowered public interest and the short shelf life, said Department of Health officer-in-charge (DOH-OIC) Maria Rosario Vergeire on Tuesday. In a media forum, Vergeire was…

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