Over 20,000 devotees now in Quiapo for Black Nazarene feast— Manila PIO

Katrina Hallare 01/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Over 20,000 devotees are now in Quiapo for the feast of the Black Nazarene, according to the Manila Public Information Office (PIO) on Saturday. Citing data from the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

Thousands flock to Quiapo for Black Nazarene feast amid COVID-19 threat

Katrina Hallare 01/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the threat posed by COVID-19, thousands of devotees flocked to Quiapo in Manila to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Saturday. In an interview on radio station DZBB, Manila Police District…

Who administered COVID-19 vaccine? ’We vaccinated ourselves,’ says PSG chief

Katrina Hallare 12/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander Col. Jesus Durante III on Wednesday bared that members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s security detail administered the COVID-19 vaccine among themselves, without the help of a medical professional. “We…

LPA east of Mindanao to bring rains, another LPA exits PAR

Katrina Hallare 12/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While the low-pressure area (LPA) near Luzon has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), another LPA east of Mindanao is set to bring rains, the state weather bureau said Tuesday. In its 5…

PNP: Dismissal case vs Nuezca done before 30-day deadline

Katrina Hallare 12/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said that the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and Internal Affairs Service (IAS) are expediting the dismissal proceedings against Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca to…

Pagasa’s Monday weather forecast: Rain showers, cloudy skies 

Katrina Hallare 12/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The tail-end of a frontal system as well as a low-pressure area (LPA) are expected to dampen most parts of Luzon, the state weather bureau said Monday. In its 5 a.m. weather update, the…

Pagasa: Rainy Sunday due to LPA

Katrina Hallare 12/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — It is going to be a rainy Sunday in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, as well as Visayas and parts of Mindanao due to the trough or extension of a low-pressure areas (LPA),…

CPP-NPA-NDF members declared persona non grata in 1,546 LGUS — DILG

Katrina Hallare 12/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 1,546 local government units (LGUs) nationwide have declared members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) as persona non grata in their localities, the Department of…

Pagasa: Rains expected in parts of Visayas, Mindanao; new LPA spotted

Katrina Hallare 12/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Rain showers are expected in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on Sunday due to the easterlies, or winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean,  the state weather bureau said. In its 5 a.m. live weather…

PH named world’s top dive destination, Intramuros is top tourist attraction

Katrina Hallare 11/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — For the second year in a row, the Philippines was hailed as the world’s leading dive destination by the 2020 World Travel Awards. The award-giving body, which announced its 2020 winners on Friday, also…

With AI, Facebook can now proactively detect, remove harmful content

Katrina Hallare 11/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With the help of artificial intelligence, Facebook said it can now detect and remove content that goes against its community standards faster. But first, what is artificial intelligence or AI? This was best explained…

Signal No. 1 up in 10 areas as TS Ulysses slows down

Katrina Hallare 11/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  As tropical storm Ulysses (international name: Vamco) slowed down while moving northwestward, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was hoisted over 10 areas in anticipation of the storm’s associated strong breeze. In its…

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