The district of Binondo in Manila is beginning to be cautious in preventing the possible entry of coronavirus especially in the light of the Chinese New Year festivities on January 25. Because many people are expected to be trooping on the streets during the celebration, barangay officials are aware that transmission of the virus is very likely in this area. As a preventive measure, Johnny Sy, chairman of Barangay 297,

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Recently there has been a significant drop in the emission of sulfur dioxide and fewer volcanic earthquakes in Taal Volcano, PHIVOLCS said on Tuesday. Advertisement The volcano sulfur dioxide has fallen to an average of 344 tons/day compared to the 4,353 tonnes/day recorded on Monday. PHIVOLCS has previously explained that the presence of more atmospheric sulfur dioxide means that the magma is shallow or moving closer to the surface. Since

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BDO Unibank Inc. released fixed-rate bonds worth P5-billion on Monday as part of the company’s efforts to diversify funding sources and boost its lending sources. The Sy-led lender said the issuance would have a tenor of 2,5 years, priced at 4,408 per cent. The interest is due on a quarterly basis, based on a count of 30/360. The offer period began on Monday 20 January and will run until Friday

Human life

Human life is more important than possessions, Agoncillo’s mayor, Batangas said Monday. Mayor Daniel Reyes made the remark in the midst of his constituents ‘ plea to be allowed to return home to retrieve their belongings or feed their livestock in the midst of Taal Volcano’s menace. Reyes reiterated that Agoncillo lies in the danger zone of the Taal Volcano. Earlier, Reyes ‘ constituents went to their town’s entrance hoping

Tanauan residents

Some Tanauan City residents in Batangas were briefly allowed to enter the 14-kilometer permanent danger zone on Saturday after calling on local authorities to get their belongings and feed their cattle. According to a Balitanghali Weekend article by Darlene Cay, the authorities allocated an hour to some residents to reach the 14-kilometer danger zone after 6 a.m. This was after residents arrived continuously at checkpoints from dawn until sunrise, begging

De Lima

In addition, De Lima said that with helping Matobato file the charges there was “nothing illegal or wrong.” Matobato, an alleged member of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS), with former Davao City cop Arturo Lascañas, who previously testified that several Davao killings were the responsibility of the death squad. Likewise, De Lima slammed Sabio, saying he lost conviction due to his decision to withdraw his case against President Rodrigo

Las Piñas

Just after the intense news about the Taal Volcano eruption, A fire broke out in Las Piñas City on Tuesday morning, reaching the third alarm after 10 a.m. The fire hit a neighborhood near Alabang-Zapote Road. The Fire Protection Bureau said the affected area is in Barangay Almanza Uno, on Real Street and Alabang-Zapote Avenue. As of the posting time, firemen are still putting out the fire


Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal said operations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are starting to get back to normal on Tuesday. Advertisement After the phreatic eruption of the Taal Volcano, flights to and from the airport was put on hold Sunday evening. NAIA resumed partial operations Monday at noontime. Monreal said they will operate for 24 hours like Monday, to accommodate more flights. NAIA usually operates


Before dawn on Tuesday, some residents in Tagaytay City in Cavite hurriedly packed their belongings to evacuate after reading on social media that Alert Level 5 was raised over Taal Volcano. Nonetheless, according to a report by Jonathan Andal on GMA News ‘ Unang Balita on Tuesday, the said level of warning was pronounced as not valid by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The Philippine Institute of

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President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Manila on Monday after spending the weekend in Davao City, in the midst of government plans for a potential dangerous eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, who accompanied the President during the flight, said they were the first to land at Manila airport suspending arrivals and departures due to security concerns following Taal’s Sunday ash explosion. Panelo said that Duterte had