Tropical Depression Quinta expected to intensify; Signal No. 1 in Catanduanes

Katrina Hallare 10/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised over Catanduanes as Tropical Depression Quinta is expected to intensify as it slightly accelerated over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In its…

Coronavirus infections in PH surpass 360k mark with 1,640 new cases

Katrina Hallare 10/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are now 360,775 COVID-19 infections in the Philippines after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,640 new cases on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The latest data from the DOH showed that of the…

Signal No. 2 up over parts of Luzon as ‘Pepito’ intensifies into tropical storm

Katrina Hallare 10/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 was hoisted over several parts of Luzon as Tropical Depression Pepito intensified to a tropical storm, the state weather said Tuesday. In its 11 a.m. weather update,…

Miss Universe PH salutes ‘bravery, courage’ of candidates who withdrew due to COVID-19

Katrina Hallare 10/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the withdrawal of two candidates due to COVID-19, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization said they saluted their “bravery and courage” and assured them that they will provide support they need. “While it is…

PH’s COVID-19 tally now at 331,869 with 2,363 new infections; deaths breach 6K-mark

Katrina Hallare 10/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ COVID-19 tally is now at 331,869 after 2,363 new infections were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. The DOH’s latest data also showed that the country’s death toll is now…

DOH, DOST, FDA hit over ‘confusing’ set up for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in PH

Katrina Hallare 10/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis Tolentino has called on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Health (DOH), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get their act together and cooperate for the smooth conduct…

LPA, ‘habagat’ to bring rains over southern Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

Katrina Hallare 10/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area (LPA) spotted off east of Quezon province, as well as the southwest monsoon or habagat, is expected to bring rains over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said…

COVID-19 cases in PH now at 314,079 with 2,415 new infections

Katrina Hallare 10/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported that there were 2,415 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections recorded, bringing the Philippines’ tally to 314,079. The latest data of the DOH showed that of the…

LPA to bring rains over Visayas, parts of Luzon

Katrina Hallare 09/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) is expected to bring rains over Visayas and parts of Luzon on Tuesday, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and…

89 barangay captains suspended for 6 months over SAP irregularities

Katrina Hallare 09/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Eighty-nine barangay captain  were slapped with a six-month preventive suspension over anomalies in the implementation of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)…

PH has slowed down coronavirus spread – UP expert

Katrina Hallare 09/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has slowed down the spread of the new coronavirus, but it is not anything to be excited about, a University of the Philippines (UP) researcher said on Sunday. In a television interview,…

Japan Coast Guard suspends rescue ops, search for sunken cattle ship

Katrina Hallare 09/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Japanese Coast Guard has temporarily suspended search and rescue operations for crew members of the Panamanian-flagged livestock vessel Gulf Livestock 1 that sunk off Japan as Typhoon 10, known in the Philippines as…

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