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Cebu public school execs urged to identify hazards on students’ way home

CEBU CITY, Sept. 17 (PNA) — A senior education official in Cebu has urged public school officials to identify the hazards their students would encounter on their way home. Dr….

6,809 Mayon eruption-threatened families already in 22 evacuation centers

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 17 (PNA) –- At least 6,809 families or 31,903 individuals were already at 22 evacuation centers in four towns and two cities of Albay as of 3:00…

Only 441 families left for evacuation — Salceda

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 17 (PNA) — Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda said only a few hundred families are left to be evacuated after the number of target evacuees had been…

City of San Fernando launches citywide communal gardening

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 17 (PNA) — City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago on Wednesday led the citywide communal gardening in a bid to combat the adverse effects of…

Dagupan to hold Robotics Science Fair

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The city of Dagupan will hold its first Robotics Science Fair from Nov. 6 to 8 at the CSI Stadia. This was contained in…

Sen. Santiago says she is fast recovering with the help of wonder pill

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Wednesday that with a little help from “wonder pill,” she now feels more relax, hoping she would recover from her…

Palace orders probe into Mindanao blasts

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — Malacanang on Wednesday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate the series of explosions in Mindanao. “Ini-investigate po ngayon ng…

Sen. Santiago supports granting of emergency powers to President Aquino

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Wednesday she is in favor of granting emergency powers to President Benigno S. Aquino III to…

President Aquino gets updates on Mount Mayon’s impending eruption, official says

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III, who is on an official tour of Europe, receives regular updates from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC)…

LPA intensifies into tropical depression “Mario” — PAGASA

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) -– The low pressure area located southeast of Luzon has intensified into tropical depression “Mario,” the third for this month and 13th tropical cyclone to enter…

(Update) 6 domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — Six domestic flights were cancelled on Wednesday due to bad weather, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said. Via Twitter, the DOTC said the…

Chokepoints set up to prevent return of residents in Mount Mayon danger zones

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The military has set up “chokepoints” in communities evacuated due to the imminent eruption of Mount Mayon in Albay. In the…

Mayon Volcano remains on Alert Level 3 despite increase in seismic activity — Phivolcs

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Wednesday the Mayon Volcano in Albay Province remains under Alert…

Palace confident PHL gains to be sustained beyond 2016

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Malacanang has expressed optimism that the country’s reforms and gains achieved under the Aquino administration will be sustained beyond 2016. “At…

Damage to agriculture from Typhoon ‘Luis’ initially placed at P409 M

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday said that based on preliminary field reports, damage wrought by Typhoon “Luis” to agriculture…