Dangerous heat index hounds 39 areas; 47 °C in Aparri, Cagayan

Luisa Cabato - Reporter 05/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The heat index in Aparri, Cagayan, reached a sweltering 47 °C on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Meanwhile, 38 other areas also logged dangerous heat indices ranging from 42 to…

DOH: COVID-19 risk still low nationwide

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 05/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A “small” increase in coronavirus infections nationwide has been reported on Tuesday but the Department of Health has said that the COVID-19 risk in all regions of the country has remained low. From May…

Singapore Airlines flight hit by severe turbulence: 1 dead, 30 injured

05/21/2024

SINGAPORE —  A passenger died, and several others sustained injuries when a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to Singapore experienced severe turbulence in the air. In a Facebook post on May 21, SIA…

Earthquake ‘swarm’ near Naples, Italy rattles residents

Agence France Presse, Presse 05/21/2024

Authorities evacuated 39 families near the Italian city of Naples and schools were closed on Tuesday after a wave of tremors of a strength not seen for decades sparked panic but no injuries. One 4.4-magnitude quake was registered shortly…

Alcover on lowering age requirement for partial centenarian aid: ‘Not sure if it’s possible’

Pia Piquero 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – City Councilor Jun Alcover said he is not sure if lowering the age requirement for partial centenarian aid from 80 to 70 is possible. The councilor said  that the idea still needed to…

Mandaue, DPWH clear manholes in city to prepare for rainy season

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/21/2024

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are coordinating to clear the manholes along the national roads in the city. On Tuesday, May 21, personnel of the Mandaue City…

Cordova bans karaoke use after 10 p.m.

Futch Anthony Inso 05/21/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The use of karaoke machines, sound systems and other similar devices will no longer be allowed after 10 p.m. in the Municipality of Cordova. The prohibition is contained in an ordinance authored by…

Councilor Hontiveros dismisses overpricing claims in 2024 Palaro procurements

Pia Piquero 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – City Councilor Donaldo Hontiveros debunked allegations of overpriced procurements for the 2024 Palarong Pambansa. Hontiveros is the overseer of the national multi-sport event to be hosted in Cebu City. The city won its…

Cebu, Russia’s St. Petersburg to renew sisterhood ties

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu is set to renew its sisterhood agreement with Russia’s St. Petersburg next month. The Capitol announced on Monday, May 20, that a delegation from the province, led by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, will…

DILG tells Napolcom to revoke Bamban mayor’s power over cops

Francis Mangosing 05/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said on Monday that he has ordered the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to start the proceedings to revoke Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo’s control and supervision over the police…

Peso slides to 58 to $1 for first time in almost 2 years

Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral 05/21/2024

MANILA — The Philippine peso touched the 58-per-dollar level for the first time in almost two years during the morning trade on Tuesday. As of 9:47 a.m., the local currency’s weakest showing stood at 58 against the…

Yellow alert raised for Visayas grid on Tuesday – NGCP

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 05/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A yellow alert is set to be raised for the Visayas grid on Tuesday afternoon and evening. This is according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). From 2 p.m. to 4…

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