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October 25, 2018 2:49 PM Typhoon Yutu to enter PAR by Saturday

Typhoon Yutu is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as Rosita by Saturday, GMA News' resident meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz reported on 24 Oras. Yutu has made landfall at the northern Mariana Islands that was hit by the powerful Typhoon Manghkut (Typhoon Ompong) in September. Based on data from PAGASA, the center of Yutu is 2,200 kilometers 108

October 16, 2018 9:20 PM Harvests ease Pangasinan rice prices

ROSALES, Pangasinan — Prices of rice in Pangasinan province have gone down by at least P5 per kilogram in the past two weeks, a rice trader here said recently. Well-milled rice sold for P40 per kilo in retail stores as palay (unhusked rice) prices dropped at the start of the harvest season, said Roger Tan, who owns a rice mill here. A 50-kilo sack of rice used to sell for P2,200 but had been priced 94

October 10, 2018 11:37 AM Makabayan bloc wants probe on Benguet, Cebu landslides

The House Makabayan bloc on Wednesday sought an inquiry into the recent landslides in Itogon, Benguet and Naga, Cebu. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, ACT-Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, Gabriela Reps. Emmi de Jesus and Arlene Brosas, Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao, and Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago filed House Resolution 2238 in a bid to come up with an appropriate 77

October 4, 2018 1:30 PM Duterte wants retiring Army chief to head DSWD

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he wants Army Chief Liutenant Rolando Bautista to be the next Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary. In a speech before alumni of the Philippine Military Academy on Thursday night, the President announced Bautista as his choice for DSWD secretary. “I’ll announce it, the next DSWD secretary 41

October 4, 2018 8:01 AM Gatchalian wants budget hike for AFP reserve corps

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is eyeing a higher budget for the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Corps (AFPRF) in 2019 to improve the reserve corps’ training during natural calamities. “I believe that we should maintain and develop the AFP Reserve Force to help our country respond to the disastrous effects of natural calamities caused by climate 39

October 3, 2018 10:44 AM Typhoon-ravaged town in Cagayan to get 24/7 solar power

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Calayan, a coastal town in Cagayan province, would soon be served with electricity generated by solar panels to help its residents recover from the impact of typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) last month. a 320-kilowatt power grid to energize Calayan, which is still recovering from crop and infrastructure losses. Calayan 36

October 2, 2018 4:12 PM Supermarkets urged to sell rice at P38 a kilo

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is asking major retailers to sell rice at a set price of P38, in a bid to help tame the soaring prices of the staple. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters on Tuesday that the proposal will involve allowing big supermarkets to import and then sell rice at the said price level. These firms will be barred 92

September 28, 2018 9:24 AM Typhoon Ompong may have pushed September 2018 inflation to over 7%

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites higher prices of agricultural goods due to Typhoon Ompong, rising fuel prices, and the weakening peso "Higher domestic petroleum prices, higher prices of rice and other agricultural commodities due to Typhoon Ompong, and the peso depreciation contributed to the upside price pressures for the month," the BSP said. "Looking 103

September 28, 2018 8:01 AM UPCAT 2019 to be held on Oct. 27 – 28

The UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) 2019 will be held on Oct. 27 to 28, the university’s official Facebook account said on Friday. “UPCAT 2019 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2018,” UP said on its official Facebook page, UP Diliman. The 2019 UPCAT was originally set on Sept. 15-16 but was declared suspended on Sept. 12 with the onslaught 32

September 27, 2018 6:50 AM Dagupan under calamity state more than a week after ‘Ompong’

DAGUPAN CITY – The city council declared this Pangasinan city under a state of calamity on Thursday, more than a week after upland waters cascaded down to the province and flooded several towns and most parts of the city due to Typhoon “Ompong.” The declaration was approved by most of the councilors during a special session, but not after a heated argument 61