Pagasa: ‘Nanmadol’ intensifies into severe tropical storm outside PAR

Jean Mangaluz - @inquirerdotnet 09/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The tropical storm swirling outside the Philippine area of responsibility has intensified into a severe tropical storm, the state weather bureau reported on Thursday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its…

Bongbong Marcos suspends classes, gov’t work in Metro Manila, Luzon provinces due to ‘Florita’

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. suspended classes in public schools and work in government offices in Metro Manila and several provinces in Luzon until Wednesday, August 24, due to Severe Tropical Storm “Florita.” The…

Metro Manila, most regions in PH remain under Alert Level 1 until August 31

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and most regions in the country will remain under Alert Level 1 until August 31, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Saturday. “The National Capital Region shall remain under Alert Level…

PH logs 190 new BA.5 Omicron subvariant cases — DOH

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 190 cases of BA.5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 were reported in the country, bringing the total caseload of the more transmissible and vaccine-evasive subvariant cases to 4,203, Department of Health (DOH)…

Robin Padilla proposes cable cars as a traffic solution

Daniza Fernandez 08/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robin Padilla proposed the establishment of cable cars as means to address traffic congestion, especially in Metro Manila. Padilla made the remark during Tuesday’s plenary session after Senator JV Ejercito called for the…

Metro Manila stays under Alert Level 1 from August 1-15; 10 more areas de-escalated

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila, together with dozens of areas, will continue to be under Alert Level 1 status from August 1 to 15, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Saturday. The DOH also said that…

Are Filipinos prepared for the Big One?

Tony S. Bergonia 07/27/2022

[This is a report published by INQUIRER.net in May 2011. We are reposting it as a reminder of the need for vigilance and preparedness in light of the 7.3 quake in Abra that was felt in other…

COVID-19 positivity rate up in Metro Manila, 9 other areas — OCTA

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate from June 25 to June 29 in 10 areas in the country has increased, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said on Friday. Seven of the areas also breached the World Health…

Metro Manila may be put under Alert Level 2 due to uptick in COVID-19 cases

Daniza Fernandez 06/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday raised the possibility of escalating the COVID alert system to Level 2 amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR), Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire…

Metro Manila, various provinces to stay under Alert Level 1

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and various provinces across the country will remain under Alert Level 1 from June 1 to 15, Malacañang announced Friday. In a Palace briefing, Acting Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Kris Ablan announced that the Inter-Agency…

P33 wage hike in Metro Manila, P55-P110 in W. Visayas

Donna Pazzibugan 05/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The daily minimum wage in Metro Manila has been raised by P33, and by P55 to P110 in the Western Visayas region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Saturday. Labor groups described the…

Metro Manila wage board junks TUCP petition for P470 hike

Daphne Galvez 04/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity (RTWPB) has junked the petition of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) for a 470-peso hike in Metro Manila to increase the minimum daily wage from…

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