More than 3,000 passengers stranded in Luzon seaports

MANILA, Oct 17 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Saturday said more than 3,000 people have been stranded in seaports in Luzon due to Typhoon Lando. The PCG said that as of 8 a.m., a total of 3,155 people have been stranded in sea ports in Bicol, Southen Tagalog and...

Cold weather seeps into PHL due to Hanging Amihan

MANILA, Jan 10 (Mabuhay) – Filipinos will continue to wake to cold weather this month, as the Northeast Monsoon or Hanging Amihan continues to dominate Luzon. Weather bureau PAGASA’s Science Garden recorded 18.9 degrees Celsius alone and an even cooler 10.6 degrees Celsius at...

House panel OKs special powers for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The House energy committee has voted, 19-2-1, to approve at its level the House Joint Resolution 21 granting President Aquino additional powers to address a possible power crisis in Luzon during the summer of 2015. The joint resolution came after a series of...

12.1-M families consider themselves poor – SWS Q3 poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A third quarter 2014 survey taken by pollster Social Weather Stations estimated that around 12.1 million families considered themselves poor. The SWS poll found that  55 percent of respondents considered themselves poor—three points higher than the 52 percent...

House leaders call for probe on more PNoy powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II have formally asked the executive to justify its request for additional powers for the president to address a looming power crisis in Luzon next year. The House leaders filed a...

‘Glenda’ leaves 38 dead – NDRRMC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least 38 people were killed in the wake of Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) which heavily battered Luzon on Wednesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. NDRRMC chief Usec. Alexander Pama said as of...

PAGASA: Despite rain, water levels at Angat, major Luzon dams continue falling

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite rain in recent days, water levels at Angat Dam in Bulacan and other major dams in Luzon continued to fall, state hydrologists said Wednesday. PAGASA said that as of 6 a.m., only Ipo Dam (Bulacan) and Pantabangan Dam (Nueva Ecija) registered higher water...

PHL-US ‘Balikatan 2014’ Exercise formally opens with focus on relief efforts, maritime security

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The “Balikatan 2014” Exercise between the Philippine and United States troops officially opened on Monday morning, focused mostly on humanitarian civic assistance (HCA), humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) and maritime security. The opening...

Comelec spokesman Jimenez to trek down Luzon to woo voters to sign up

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez will walk down the length of Luzon in an effort to convince more than 9 million voters to undergo biometric registration to avoid disenfranchisement in the 2016 elections. Jimenez will embark on what the...

Rice farmers launch ‘Piso-Piso’ campaign vs smugglers

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Groups of rice farmers from Luzon have fortified their campaign against rampant smuggling, taking initiative to raise at least P500,000 for the arrest of suspected smugglers in the country. In coordination with the Senate Committee on Agriculture chaired by...