Robredo is ‘being set up to fail,’ Lagman warns

Pathricia Ann Roxas - Inquirer.net 11/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines —Vice President Leni Robredo “is being set up to fail” with her appointment as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), opposition lawmaker and Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman warned Tuesday. In…

De Lima pushes for Senate probe into rise of teen pregnancies in PH

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Leila de Lima on Monday urged for a Senate investigation into the “alarming” rise of teenage pregnancies in the country. “It becomes crucial and imperative for the State to immediately act on what…

NDRRMC: 432 injured, 21 killed in two quakes that rocked Mindanao

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — After two earthquakes rattled Mindanao in just a week, 432 people were injured while 21 were killed, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. In a 6 a.m. situation report Sunday,…

Palace offers prayers for aspiring lawyers taking 2019 bar exams

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday offered prayers for more than 8,000 aspiring lawyers set to take this year’s Bar examinations. “We offer our sincere prayers to our legal aspirants who toiled day and night poring over…

NDRRMC: 432 injured in two quakes that rocked Mindanao

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — After two earthquakes rattled Mindanao in just a week, 432 people were injured while 21 were killed, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. In a 6 a.m. situation report Sunday,…

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattles Sarangani, Davao Occidental

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 11/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Saturday, November 2, 2019, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The earthquake struck at 1:03 p.m. and its epicenter was traced at…

Police to implement ‘stop-and-go’ traffic scheme during bar exams

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — As 8,245 aspiring lawyers are set to take this year’s Bar examinations, the Manila Police District (MPD) will implement a “stop-and-go” traffic scheme near the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila during…

Research group: US warship lost in WWII found in PH sea

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 11/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The remains of a battleship that was sunk during the battle of Leyte Gulf dubbed as “Battle off Samar” in 1944 were found in the depths of a Philippine sea, a United States (US)…

Banks accepting aid for quake victims listed

Philippine Daily Inquirer 11/01/2019

The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila on Wednesday appealed to the faithful for donations for quake victims in Mindanao. “The donations will be used for the relief and rehabilitation needs of our kababayans in…

Quiboloy says he must be thanked for stopping Mindanao quake

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 11/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the self-declared “Appointed Son of God”, has said that people should thank him for stopping Tuesday’s 6.6-magnitude earthquake, which rocked North Cotabato and nearby provinces. The powerful tremor left at least…

Palace: Duterte on top of situation after Mindanao quakes, will attend ASEAN Summit

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 11/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Despite pushing through with his trip to Thailand for the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Malacañang assured that President Rodrigo Duterte is on top of the situation after a series of…

Start now: Duterte orders LGUs to inspect buildings after strong quakes

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 11/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered local government units (LGUs) to inspect the integrity of buildings nationwide as three powerful earthquakes hit Mindanao in two weeks. “Well, it is time for the LGUs to inspect…

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