November 1, 2020, 4:48 pm
MANILA – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) further weakened as it made its third landfall in San Narcisco, Quezon at 12 p.m. on Sunday.In its 2 p.m. weather bulletin, the weather… Read More
November 1, 2020, 3:11 pm
Rolly weakened into a typhoon while Tropical Storm Siony slightly intensified as it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.
“Siony” is forecast to move generally northwestward at 30 kph with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It remains less likely to affect any portion of the country over the next two to three days, the PAGASA said. Read More
November 1, 2020, 11:02 am
Super Typhoon Rolly made its 2nd landfall in Tiwi, Albay, at 7:20 am on Sunday, November 1, bringing violent winds and torrential rain.
Its first landfall was in Bato, Catanduanes, at 4:50 am on Sunday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in a bulletin released past 8 am that Rolly is moving west at the same speed of 25 km/h, after hitting the municipality of Tiwi.
The super typhoon maintained its maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h, but its gustiness increased from 280 km/h to 310 km/h. It is the world’s strongest tropical cyclone for 2020, so far. READ MORE
October 31, 2020, 6:48 pm
LEGAZPI CITY –Evacuation in the island province of Catanduanes went on full swing as thousands of residents living in coastal towns and low-lying areas prone to storm surge, landslides, and flooding have been moved to safer grounds, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in… Read More
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Misamis Oriental town of Villanueva will light up its PHP6-million torch to mark the beginning of the holiday season and the town’s month-long festival of lights dubbed as “Pasiga 2019.”Locally known as “sulô,” the 25-meter high torch tower is a first in Northern… Read More
COTABATO CITY — The local government here has earned the most coveted Presidential Child-Friendly Award in recognition of its programs for the welfare of children in the city.Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi received the recognition during awarding ceremonies on Friday in Malacañang.Sayadi said… Read More
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The areas where communist rebels operate in the Caraga and Northern Mindanao regions are dwindling as thousands of New People’s Army (NPA) members have either surrendered or had been killed in government offensives in recent months, a military official said.Maj…. Read More
COTABATO CITY – Following aftershocks of the series of earthquakes in North Cotabato slowed down, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) extended aid to quake victims in Kidapawan City.DOLE-North Cotabato chief Marjorie Latoja handed over PHP3.7 million in… Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY — Over a thousand deportees arrived here from Malaysia onboard a commercial ferry on Saturday.Ivan Eric Salvador, Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) regional information officer, said M/V Antonia 1 arrived with 1,003 deportees and that they are profiling them to… Read More
TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat –The commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) commander on Friday paid his last respects to a soldier slain while in pursuit of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorists in Maguindanao.Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon visited the wake of… Read More
DAVAO CITY — Thousands of people participated in the unity walk initiated by the province of Davao del Sur on Saturday that seeks to end illegal drug menace in the area.The activity is in line with the Drug- Abuse Prevention and Control Week with the theme “Katarungan para sa Kalusugan,… Read More
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin – The athletic competitions organized by state universities and colleges in Mindanao have become the training ground for a number of athletes who have competed in local and international sports events, a school official said on Saturday.Dr. Nelson Cabral, management… Read More
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Government troops recovered on Saturday improvised bombs and bomb-making materials while tracking down fleeing Dawlah Islamiya members, who are the target of surgical military operations in Maguindanao.The improvised bombs and bomb-making components were recovered… Read More
DAVAO CITY — At least 26 Indonesian companies joined the Investment and Trade Expo and Business Forum here slated from November 28 to December 1.The 26 companies specialized in a variety of products ranging from food products, children’s wear, fashion accessories, shoes, leather products, and… Read More
BUTUAN CITY – The Army condemned on Saturday the killing of a member of the Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.1Lt. Jonald D. Romorosa, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion, told Philippine News Agency that they are still… Read More
DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is eyeing three provinces within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) for a trade mission particularly on Halal products to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia in January 2020.The supplies–covering Halal goat, beef, Manok… Read More
BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13) said it has given a boost to its support programs and services to the indigenous peoples (IPs) in the region.DA-Caraga hosted the Mindanao-wide Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran para sa Kababayang Katutubo (4Ks) program orientation… Read More
KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — Evacuees ejected from areas not considered as high risk following the earthquakes can now return to their respective homes, Gov. Nancy Catamco said Saturday.Catamco said this was based on the pronouncement of Melvin Sebua, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-12… Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY — A top official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has proposed that owners of private wharves should sign a waiver providing access to the members of the Task Force Aduana to their docks.Lawyer Segundo Sigmundfreud Barte Jr., Bureau of Customs-Zamboanga district collector, made the… Read More
BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte – The Mindanao Week of Peace is being celebrated in Caraga Region starting Thursday, November 28, until December 4 this year.The week-long celebration kicked-off at the St. James the Great Parish here participated by representatives from indigenous peoples (IPs),… Read More
DAVAO CITY — The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 is set to establish a tourist police unit in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) in Davao del Norte before yearend.Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said the installation of the police unit seeks to provide the local and foreign… Read More
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) has produced 677 new soldiers who completed Friday a six-month rigorous training here.Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, 6ID commander, said the graduates comprised of 592 males and 85 females, who belong to the 2019 Candidate Soldier… Read More
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has formed an investigation team to look into the incident where two soldiers were killed and another 11 wounded after being hit by debris caused by a wayward aerial bomb in Marawi City Wednesday afternoon.
“Investigation is being conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding an incident where an ordnance missed its target during an airstrike conducted at about 12 noon of 12 July 2017,” military public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a message.
Initial report from Marawi indicates that the bomb was 250 meters off target. The impact of the explosion caused the collapse of nearby structures.
“Large debris from heavily reinforced buildings accidentally hit two of our personnel who (died )in the process,” Arevalo added.
However, he did not identified the specific aircraft responsible for this incident.
Meanwhile, 11 others sustained minor shrapnel wounds. All are ambulatory and are recuperating in the nearby hospital.
“We are saddened by this unfortunate incident. We are attending to the needs of the families of our troops who died or were hurt. Cognizant units from the AFP have formed a group that is now conducting initial investigations to determine the cause of the mishap and prevent the chances of it re-occuring,” the official said.
This is the second incident involving aerial bombs causing casualties to friendly forces in the ongoing Marawi City crisis.
Last May 30, an Air Force SF-260 light attack aircraft, conducting strike missions against Maute Group terrorists, accidentally bombed an Army position in Marawi City, killing 10 troopers and wounded seven others.
The incident prompted the temporary grounding of the above-mentioned aircraft and investigation of flying personnel involved. (PNA)
Gov’t forces closing in on Maute group remnants — AFP