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Taal Lake

The Philippine Coast Guard has evacuated fishing boats from the San Nicholas, Batangas section of Taal Lake, to prevent people from slipping past the safety cordons. Some residents of the town used the boats to get through unnoticed by guards at checkpoints around the lake. Likewise, officials said withdrawing the boats from the lake was a way to keep them in good condition before people are allowed to return, adding

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


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


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

MMDA implementing the stop-and-go scheme at the end of SEA Games on Dec. 11

According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the stop-and-go traffic scheme will be implemented again as the 30th Southeast Asian Games culminate on December 11. Athletes and delegates from outside Metro Manila hotels are going to check out as early as 10:30 a.m., she said. On the other hand, those billeted in the metropolis are expected to hit the road from 2 p.m. According to Pialago, more than 2,000


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,


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

northern Philippines

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


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


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