MARY GLEEFER F. JALEA

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SEVEN areas remain under Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression “Agaton” crossed Negros Oriental, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday. As of 11: 00 a.m., Pagasa said under Signal No. were Palawan, including Cuyo Island; Bohol, Guimaras, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Southern Antique and Southern Iloilo.…

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The low pressure area that has entered Philippine territory has intensified into a tropical depression and was named “Agaton,” according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). As of 5 p.m. on Saturday, the state-run weather bureau said Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 has been hoisted…

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A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Sarangani on Sunday, an hour before the 2018 ushered in, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its updated report, the quake that struck at 10:53 p.m. was located 57 kilometers (km) southwest of Maasim. It had a depth of 31 kilometers…

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A low pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday morning and was forecast to make landfall this Monday, New Year’s Day, according to the state-run weather bureau. The LPA was last located at 960 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical…

YEARENDER: HUMAN RIGHTS

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) came under fire from the Duterte administration in 2017 for criticizing the government’s war on drugs and declaration of martial law in Mindanao in southern Philippines. “When the time comes, the CHR, this office, you are better abolished,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his…

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CLOUD clusters outside the Philippines may turn into a low pressure area (LPA) over the weekend, bringing rain on New Year’s Eve, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday morning. “Meron po tayong binabantayang cloud cluster outside [the] Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Wala…

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A TOTAL of 23,775 families remain displaced from their homes days after Tropical Storm “Vinta” ravaged several provinces in Mindanao, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The number was equivalent to 111,461 individuals, spread over 231 evacuation centers. DSWD Officer in Charge Emmanuel Leyco said regional…

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