Tropical cyclone Sarah weakened into a tropical depression early Saturday as it proceeded to leave the Philippine Responsibility Area (PAR), said PAGASA State Weather Office. The tropical cyclone is now bringing up to 55 km / h peak sustained winds with gusts up to 70 km / h. Moving slowly north, Sarah is expected to exit PAR within the next 6 hours, said PAGASA. It was last seen as at
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The first multi-mission capable frigate of the Philippines, the BRP Jose Rizal, will be subjected to sea trials in South Korea beginning Saturday, November 23 – as it approaches its scheduled delivery in April or May 2020. The Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) builders ‘ technical crew will take out the brand new warship for a 5-day spin in the open waters off Ulsan, Busan, and Mokpo in South Korea to
President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he no longer had to issue an executive order to support his verbal ban on the use and importation of e-cigarettes by the public since it was already covered by the law. An incensed Duterte explained that e-cigarettes are already covered by a law regulating the use of nicotine products. He did not, however, mention the specific law. I don’t have to issue an
Shortly after the takeoff from Los Angeles, a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Friday (PHL time) and made an emergency landing. Flight 113 pilots declared an emergency and reported on the Boeing Co 777 a potential engine failure, said Los Angeles International Airport. A witness described “flames explosions” coming out of an engine on the surface. A statement from PAL said the aircraft
There are at least 12 establishments in the city were destroyed by an early fire on Friday, a fire officer said. City Fire Marshal Captain Marjorie Resurreccion said the fire began in an internet cafe shop owned by a certain Don Silver De Leon on Datu Ingkal Street, right in front of a college institution run by the Church. At 2 a.m. past, the fire was seen engulfing business establishments,
During an anti-illegal drug operation in Barangay Socorro, Quezon City. The suspected shabu, worth P1.3 million was seized. The buy-bust operation also resulted in the arrest of drug suspects identified as Albert John Pakingan, 19; Kirby Angelo Ruiz, 30; and Dawn Marie Notarte, 23, according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday. Five pieces of plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, two P1,000 bills, P200,000 boodle money, one
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said another earthquake — magnitude 4.2 — struck Cotabato in the southern Philippines on Thursday morning. His epicenter was reported at 6:31 a.m. 13 kilometers north-east of Tulunan City, and the source of the temblor was tectonic with a concentration of 10 kilometers, he added. Kidapawan City confirmed strength IV, which was also devastated last October by previous quakes that hit Mindanao.
PAGASA reported light to moderate rains with some isolated heavy rain showers over Isabela, Cagayan particularly on the eastern section, Aurora, Northern Quezon, Metro Manila, and most of Central Luzon due to the Tropical Depression Ramon Remnant Low-Pressure Area (LPA) and Severe Tropical Storm Sarah trough. Tropical Storm Sarah has strengthened into a Severe Tropical Storm, and the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) has now been issued over Cagayan. Tasty
Thursday, Malacañang expressed hopes that in the future, Filipinos will appreciate China. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after the results of Wednesday’s third-quarter survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) indicated that China remains the least trusted country among Filipinos with a net trust rating of -33. Panelo said the Palace was not shocked by the perception of China by the Filipinos, adding that it was “predictable and
President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to slap an international activist for human rights opposing his divisive drug war. Duterte took exception to last week’s tweet by Phelim Kine, former Asian deputy director of Human Rights Watch based in New York, that he was willing to come to the Philippines to advise Vice President Leni Robredo on her new role as co-chair of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Committee. President Rodrigo Duterte threatened