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2 fatalities in Iloilo due to onslaught of Typhoon ‘Ruby’ — NDRRMC

  MANILA, 7Dec2014 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported that two casualties including a one-year old girl in the province of Iloilo due…

6 provinces without power due to Typhoon ‘Ruby’

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, 7Dec2014 — Six provinces are without power due to the devastation of Typhoon “Ruby”, said the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Sunday.…

Service providers assure immediate post-typhoon repair

TACLOBAN CITY, 5Dec2014 — Power, water, and communication service providers in Leyte vowed to immediately address hurdles should typhoon Ruby’s winds destroy their facilities. Leyte II Electric Cooperative (Leyeco II)…

DOE coordinating with oil companies to replenish depleting stocks in Borongan, Eastern Samar

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, 5Dec2014 -– Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada said Friday that the agency is coordinating with oil companies to replenish depleted fuel stocks of…

Tacloban implements forced evacuation

TACLOBAN CITY, 4Dec2014 — The city government of Tacloban implemented forced evacuation of residents living along coastal villages in this city. City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and law enforcement personnel from…

List of areas with class suspension due to typhoon ‘Ruby’

List of areas with class suspension due to typhoon ‘Ruby’

MANILA, 4Dec2014 — In anticipation of the onslaught of typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), local government units and the Department of Education (DepEd) have announced suspension of classes from Thursday…

Political detainees in Misamis Oriental on hunger strike

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, 3Dec2014 — Five political detainees at the provincial jail started a 10-day hunger strike here Wednesday, jail warden Dominador Tagarda said.Tagarda said that Alfredo Mapano, a.k.a “Paris,” former…

6,000 US troops discovered in Mindanao, more US troops deployed than in Iraq

6,000 US troops discovered in Mindanao, more US troops deployed than in Iraq

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Six thousand (6000) US troops were discovered over the week secretly stationed in Mindanao on top of the 55 AFP combat…

Former Lanao Del Sur mayor indicted for anomalous procurement

Former Lanao Del Sur mayor indicted for anomalous procurement

LANAO DEL SUR – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales found probable cause to indict a former mayor of Binidayan, Lanao del Sur for procuring heavy equipment without public bidding, and entering…

Judge convicted of bribery

Judge convicted of bribery

MANILA  — Ombudsman prosecutors secured the conviction of former San Ildefonso, Bulacan Municipal Trial Court (MTC) Judge Henry Domingo for Indirect Bribery in connection with extortion activities committed in February…