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Sta. Ines Catholic High School Grade 8 student John Denver Cabungcal got into a battle with his classmate Mark, who falsely accused him of stealing his iPad while charging in the classroom. An incriminating video of this battle and pictures of Mark’s swollen face were immediately uploaded to Facebook by another classmate, Carlos, along with an angry, inciting message. The post quickly became local and later throughout the nation viral,

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According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the price of harm caused by the sequence of earthquakes that struck Itbayat, Batanes on Saturday exceeded P47 million. The NDRRMC stated in its recent situation report that the damage price of the two health centres hit by the earthquakes is P40 million for Itbayat District Hospital and P7 million for Itbayat Rural Health unit. The NDRRMC said the earthquakes

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MANILA – Batanes was first hit with a tremor with magnitude 5.4, and right after that a second stronger quake, recorded at magnitude 5.9 struck a few hours later. Mr Ricardo Jalad from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed that eight people died and 60 at least injured. Batanes is known for ancestral homes. As the quake first hit Batanes, thousands were disturbed from their sleep, right during

Duterte

According to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, the oral agreement between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping was duly registered by an agent and publicly revealed. Panelo also said House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as then Secretary of Foreign Affairs, made statements, stating that the Philippines and China co-control the disputed waters and that the fishermen should be free to fish in them. This representation touched on this topic

Senate

On Monday, Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintained his position as Senate President as the majority of senators voted for him at the beginning of the 18th Congress. Twenty-two senators were present at the opening of the meeting. Absent were Senators Leila de Lima, who is detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center, and Manny Pacquiao, who is still in Las Vegas after his boxing victory against thurman. Voting

Leila De Lima

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima accused the administration using Vice President as a “scapegoat” and the threat of impeachment against her as a “diversionary tactic” to cover up the guilt of President Rodrigo Duterte. The former senator said that presidential anti-corruption commissioner Manuelito Luna was only attempting to gain the president’s brownie points when he (Luna) issued the impeachment threat against Robredo. Calling for the Vice President’s impeachment is also

Trillanes

Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed the sedition charges lodged against him and several other opposition figures, including Vice President Leni Robredo, and urged public prosecutors not to allow themselves to be used in politics. Trillanes labeled the filing of instances in a declaration Thursday as a definite act of political persecution and harassment by the Duterte administration to stifle democratic dissent. Trillanes said he was prepared to face the

tropical storm

Due to the monsoon being enhanced by tropical storm and low pressure area, rains will remain in most areas of Luzon. Tropical Storm “Falcon” retained its power as it moved northward, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. In Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, and southern Palawan, including the Calamian and Cuyo Islands, moderate to sometimes heavy rains will be encountered. Manila and the remainder

Duterte

He may be cold towards Iceland, but President Rodrigo Duterte said that severing connections with the Nordic country could impact some 2,000 Filipinos employed there. The president stated that he is seriously considering that  it could influence the relationships between filipinos and the host nation. Iceland submitted a resolution to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seeking a thorough review of the human rights situation in the Philippines, including

Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) landed in Gattaran, Cagayan at 12:30 on Wednesday, July 17, and is now heading towards the Babuyan Group of Islands. In a newsletter published on Wednesday 5 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Falcon is already over the coastal waters of Aparri, Cagayan, en route to Babuyan’s direction. It mildly accelerated, now moving southwest at 35 kilometers per hour (km /