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5 high school students killed, six others injured in a van-truck collision in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental

Five public high school students from Basay town in Negros Oriental perished in an accident while with five other students and a teacher were only injured in a collision between a van and a cargo truck in the town of Zamboanguita part of Negros Oriental last Friday, March 1st. According to the Zamboanguita police incident, the van with 15 passengers on board and driven by a Jaypee Sarad, 29, was

Road repair in EDSA and C-5 continues this weekend

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced restoration and closed off road lanes of C-5 Road and EDSA over the weekend starting 11 PM Friday, March 1st of 2019 to give way for repair and maintenance works. DPWH-National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas said MMDA had provided clearance to conduct repair and maintenance namely at the southbound direction of Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), from Lagarian Creek to Ermin

Flower fest parades promise color, talent

Weekend of spectacle and fervor of talent and color promises to amaze the crowd for the 24th edition of the Baguio Flower Festival. Opening on Saturday’s street dancing competition, there will be 17 groups in elementary, high school and open category fighting it out for the top plum. The elementary school category: groups include from the Lucban Elementary School, Tuba Central School, Mabini Elementary School, Jose P. Laurel Elementary School,

Samar lawmaker convicted of graft for P16.1-million emergency supplies anomaly

The Sandiganbayan 4th Division sentenced Samar 2nd District Rep. Milagrosa Tan into incarceration for eight counts of graft. Tan was found guilty of graft for the anomalous purchase of P16.1 million in emergency supplies without public bidding when she was governor in 2001. Tan’s sentence is pending as of report. The court also found her co-accused Rolando Montejo and Reynaldo Yabut guilty beyond reasonable doubt in all the cases. Meanwhile,

4.7 Magnitude quake shakes Ilocos Sur

An earthquake of a magnitude of 4.7 has shook the province of Ilocos Sur. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) detected the quake struck at 4:51 a.m. early Saturday morning and traced the epicenter two kilometers (km) northeast of Sigay, Ilocos Sur. Phivolcs found out the tremor had a depth of focus of 100 km beneath the surface and of tectonic origin. Surrounding Vigan city, an Intensity 2

Garin, 19 others indicted over Dengvaxia

The DOJ declared on Friday it had accused Former Health Secretary Janette Garin with eight counts of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide for what it said were routine lapses in the operation mass dengue immunization programs rolled out in the final months of the Aquino administration which costed about P3.5 billion in funds Likewise charged were nine officials of the Department of Health (DOH), eight counts each; two officials of

Duterte may soon visit US, says Locsin

“The exact details, the arrangements that will be made, the specific dates will have to wait for the end of elections,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said last Friday that Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte may soon visit the United States for a state appointment. Duterte has restored the country’s foreign policy by befriending China and Russia while vowing to scale down joint military exercises with the US. Yet Duterte’s

'Betty' weakens into low pressure area

TROPICAL Depression Betty (Wutip) has weakened into a low-pressure area (LPA) and no longer poses direct threat to any part of the country.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its advisory Friday morning, March 1, that the LPA’s position was estimated at 1,380 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan as of 3 a.m. The northeast monsoon still continues to affect the country, said Pagasa that the Cagayan

2 road projects to ease Metro Manila traffic

Government efforts to lessen traffic congestion in Metro Manila have gained progress with the inauguration of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 and the ground breaking of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road yesterday.“We are glad that this traffic decongestion project is now open to our motorists. The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 validates the Duterte administration’s promise to bring real change by providing travel convenience and strongly enhancing our service to

DFA says to seek all remedies to save Pinay in Saudi death row

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said it would seek all conceivable remedies to save a Filipino woman on death row in Saudi Arabia.After the Saudi Court of Appeals upheld her 2017 death sentence Thursday for killing her female employer three years ago. She had cited self-defense for the slay. The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah has been providing her legal aid since the start of her trial,