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ashfall

Due to the operation of Taal Volcano, there will be no air conditioning inside the Light Rail Transit-Line 2 (LRT2) trains on Monday amid the ashfall. To prevent damage to the trains, the trains ‘ air conditioning system will be turned off. The management announced in an updated advisory that it will open train windows to let some air in. The train’s windows will be opened to provide some warmth

unrest

According to the latest PHIVOLCS newsletter, Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 4 on Monday amid the ongoing “period of intense unrest.” The PHIVOLCS said the initial phreatic or steam-driven activity that started on Sunday was evolving into a magmatic eruption at 2:49 a.m. At 4:28 hrs. The magmatic eruption is characterized by a small lava fountain with thunder and lightning flashes. “Thirty-two of these earthquakes were felt in Tagaytay

Bongbong Marcos

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. said Friday that in the 2022 elections he would seek a national post. He said he didn’t decide what position he’d be running for. In the 2016 vice-presidential election, Marcos is actually contesting his defeat, claiming that Vice President Leni Robredo’s win was marred by fraud. Sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, the Supreme Court is still hearing the case, the latest development being

government of Manila

According to the government of Manila City on Friday, hundreds of trucks were used to clean up the mess left behind by thousands of Black Nazarene devotees during the Traslacion 2020. Advertising The Manila Department of Public Services gathered about 330 tons of garbage equal to 68 truckloads during the religious event that took place on Thursday. However, this figure was relatively lower than last year’s figure. On the basis

heavy handling

During the Black Nazarene Translation, House Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and fellow Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat scored Friday the Philippine National Police’s “heavy handling” of devotees. He said several police officers strangled a devotee in some pictures, and in others, they manipulated and arrested a devotee. He noted that the GMA7 reporter Jun Veneracion’s phone was even taken and confiscated by a police

Senator Richard Durbin

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin reiterated his call for the Duterte administration to release opposition senator Leila De Lima from her three-year detention, stating that this was an important test of whether President Rodrigo Duterte complied with democratic norms. In a speech on the floor of the Senate, Durbin urged the Philippine government to give De Lima a “fair and credible” trial rather than “threatening” the travel of the Filipino-Americans with

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President Rodrigo Duterte called on the Filipinos to be both supportive and helpful in ensuring a better future for the country. Duterte made a statement as he joined the Catholics in the celebration of the Black Nazarene Day. For generations, this dedication to the Nazarene, which achieves its highest expression in the annual Translation, continues to reinforce filipinos’ faith in times of court. Every year, millions of people gather for

Middle East

Special Envoy to the Middle East and concurrent Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stated that the Filipinos in the neighboring countries of Iraq should be repatriated following US President Donald Trump’s statement that Iran appears to be standing. At a press conference held at Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his flight to Doha, Qatar, Cimatu emphasized that the turn of events is still uncertain and that time is critical to

Bantag

A Parañaque court acquitted Gerald Bantag, chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) for a deadly explosion in city jail in 2016, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Advertisement Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete confirmed that the Parañaque Regional Trial Court acquitted Bantag of 10 counts of homicide. He said they were waiting for a copy of the decision of the trial. Ten prisoners died on August 11, 2016, in an explosion

Filipinos

The government has sufficient funds to repatriate Filipinos from the Middle East in the midst of escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, said Wednesday a Budget and Management Department official. Advertising Budget Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo said that $1.8 billion was earmarked for repatriation in the 2020 national budget. Toledo has also said that the government has a contingency fund worth 13 billion. He has already directed the evacuation