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The first week of Senate budget hearings have been postponed on Monday following flooding in most part of Pasay City where its main office is located. Senate President Franklin Drilon earlier announced in his official Twitter account that “work today [Monday] is suspended due to bad weather”. “I hope everyone…

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Due to rains spawned by southwest monsooon enhance by tropical storm Maring, at least four major dams in Luzon opened their gates on Monday. Edgar Dela Cruz, Hydrologist of Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in an interview said these included Ipo in Bulacan, Ambuklao and Binga in…

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A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted parts of South Cotabato on Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at about 6:34 a.m. with its epicenter traced nine kilometers southeast of Surallah in South Cotabato. Phivolcs said that…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday said traffic remained normal despite several areas in the metropolis still under floodwaters. Vinzon Villarda of MMDA-Metrobase said light to moderate traffic is experienced at the southbound lane from Monumento to Boni Avenue. He added that in Ortigas, traffic build-up has been…

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De La Salle University avenged its first-round loss to Far Eastern University (FEU) with a 75-66 victory on Sunday in UAAP men’s basketball at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Rookie Jason Perkins piled up 18 points and 13 rebounds while shooting guard Almond Vosotros added 13…

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Authorities said Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank in Cebu, as oil spread to coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves more than five kilometers away. The St Thomas Aquinas ferry sank on Friday night after colliding with a cargo ship just outside…

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PURBA BISHNUPUR, India – Hundreds of people queued in a remote village in eastern India over the weekend to receive blessings from meters-long and potentially deadly snakes, thought to bring them good luck. Snake charmers clapped and beat colorful drums to lure their “prized catches” out of wicker…