RTVM to direct Bongbong’s 3rd Sona – Palace

Zacarian Sarao 07/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s third State of the nation address (Sona) will be directed by the Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM), said the Palace on Monday. “RTVM just like last year,” Press Secretary Cheloy Garafil…

P35 wage hike for Metro Manila private sector workers approved

Zacarian Sarao 07/01/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A P35 daily wage hike was approved for private sector workers in Metro Manila by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the RTWPB’s order…

Marcos: Keep RoRe missions to Ayungin confidential

Zacarian Sarao 06/25/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ordered that the military rotation and resupply (RoRe) mission schedules for troops stationed at Ayungin Shoal be kept confidential. Marcos’ decision came after the National Maritime Council recommended last week…

VP Sara: Compassion for students, teachers reason for resignation

Zacarian Sarao 06/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte said she resigned from her post as secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) not because of “weakness” but due to her “true compassion” for teachers and students. Duterte made…

Marcos to Filipinos on Eid’l Adha: Grow in wisdom and fortitude

Zacarian Sarao 06/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. urged Filipinos to “grow in wisdom and fortitude” as the nation celebrates Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. In joining Filipino Muslims in the observance of Eid’l Adha, Marcos…

‘Dangerous’ heat indices expected in 28 areas on May 28

Zacarian Sarao 05/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Even amid the presence of Typhoon Aghon, 28 areas are still forecast to reach “dangerous” level peak heat indices of above 42ºC (degrees Celsius), said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).…

Typhoon Aghon intensifies slightly: Signal No. 2 raised in 3 Luzon areas

Zacarian Sarao 05/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) slightly intensified on Monday morning as it moved over the Philippine Sea and away from the country. According to the latest advisory from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical…

Red alert raised for Luzon, Visayas grids on Thursday

Zacarian Sarao 05/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon and Visayas power grids will be on red alert Thursday afternoon and evening, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced. The Luzon grid will be on red alert from 1 p.m.…

Lone bettor wins 6/58 lotto jackpot woth P103.4M

Zacarian Sarao 05/01/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) revealed on Tuesday that one lucky bettor bagged the P103.4 million jackpot prize for Ultra Lotto 6/58. According to the PCSO in its evening draw, the winning combination…

Pagasa forecasts 1 to 2 storms this May

Zacarian Sarao 05/01/2024

MANILA, Philippines — One or two storms may enter or form within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) for the month of May, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). “Ngayong buwan ng Mayo,…

48ºC heat index hounds Aparri, Cagayan – Pagasa

Zacarian Sarao 04/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A scorching 48ºC heat index hounded Aparri, Cagayan on Tuesday while 30 other areas / locations likewise experienced a dangerous heat index, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa defines heat index…

Heat index in Puerto Princesa City reaches 46ºC

Zacarian Sarao 04/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A dangerous peak heat index of 46ºC (degrees Celsius) hounded Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on Monday, while 26 other areas  / locations likewise logged a heat index within the danger category, according to the Philippine Atmospheric,…

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