A magnitude-4 earthquake of tectonic origin was recorded Tuesday afternoon at around 3:04 p.m. in Biliran province in the Visayas, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has reported. Phivolcs said it was not expecting any damage or aftershocks. However, Intensity 4 was felt in Kawayan and Naval towns...
Malacanang Palace described as “a step in the right direction” the decision of pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur to refund some PHP1.4 billion worth of unused Dengvaxia vaccine. “We welcome that refund but the position of the DOH (Department of Health) is for a full refund. Now, nonetheless, we view this...
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be using the more than 59 million official ballots and other accountable and non-accountable forms which were printed for last year, for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on May 14, 2018. According to Comelec Resolution No. 10248, the 59,578,346 officials ballots, which...
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday inaugurated the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems that will put the Philippines’ aviation infrastructure at par with its neighbors in Asia. In his speech, President Duterte described new CNS/ATM systems as an important milestone in the modernization and expansion of the country’s...
The Supreme Court (SC) started the two-day oral arguments on the four petitions assailing the constitutionality of the full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. The four consolidated petitions against martial law in Mindanao, filed by the groups of opposition lawmakers led by Albay First District Representative Edcel Lagman, Lumad...
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced that it has released the allowances of 2,828 faculty scholars, after facing challenges in the release of allowances under the K to 12 program. This announcement came a day after CHED chair Patricia Licuanan resigned from her post. "Following the ongoing efforts since November...
The Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD) in partnership with PrimeWater Corp. inaugurated on Tuesday a more than 2-kilometer pipe in Buyon village, Bacarra town, as part of an expansion project to meet increased consumer demand. The upgrade is expected to benefit around 5,000 concessionaires, mostly in the southern part of...
Months after going on continuous shutdown, AboitizPower Corporation announces that the biomass plant in Lian, Batangas operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aseagas Corp., will permanently cease operations. Aseagas earlier suspended its commissioning due to unavailability of the supply of organic effluent wastewater from its supplier, Absolut Distillers, Inc. AboitizPower also took...
The Metro Manila Skyway, the elevated highway in southern Metro Manila, is set to open its new runway toll plaza on January 26, 2018 to facilitate toll collection and manage higher traffic volume. The newly completed facility consists of three lanes dedicated to the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system and...
An art gallery and museum, featuring the “inspiring journey” of the city’s pride, 2011 Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee, opened over the weekend in her home village. The art gallery and museum, which had a soft opening last Friday, was established by the Supsup family through the Environgreen Village...