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3 aftershocks jolt Ormoc

MANILA, Philippines - Three aftershocks of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on July 6 struck Ormoc City yesterday. .....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 17th, 2017

Ormoc reeling from blackout, aftershocks

Ormoc reeling from blackout, aftershocks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 9th, 2017

LIVE updates: Batangas earthquake swarm

More than a thousand aftershocks jolt Batangas and nearby provinces after an earthquake "swarm." Get updates here:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2017

Aftershocks jolt Surigao anew Helen Flores and Ben Serrano

MANILA, Philippines - Aftershocks continued to rock Surigao del Norte yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2017

Aftershocks jolt Agusan anew

MANILA, Philippines – Mild aftershocks have continued to hit Agusan del Sur after a magnitude 6 earthquake on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Enriquez captures 1st PPS ‘Goma Cup’ crown

Fourth-ranked Joseph Enriquez outduelled sibling Marc with his power and superb baseline game, scoring a 6-4, 6-2 romp in the finals to become the first PPS-PEPP Hon. Richard Gomez Open Tennis Championship champion at Ormoc Midtown Tennis Courts in Leyte recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts Zambales; tremors felt in Metro Manila 

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked Zambaleson Sunday, an official from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Maila Advincula, science research assistance of Phivolcs, confirmed toINQUIRER.netthat the earthquake hit San Felipe, Zambales at5:46 p.m. Phivolcs also recorded an Intensity IV tremor in the said municipality. Intensity III was felt in Cainta, Rizal; Intensity II in Quezon City, Pasay City, Mandaluyong City, Olongapo City, Guagua in Pampanga, and Marikina City; and Intensity I in Muntinlupa City, Pasig City, and Tagaytay City. The agency did not receive any report of damage. Advincula added that aftershocks are expected from the quake....Keep on reading: Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts Zambales; tremors felt in Metro Manila .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte athletes’ last hope

GOMEZ ON ASIAD TRIP The possibility of the Philippines’ non-participation in the coming 18th Asian Games is imminent and real yesterday said Asiad chief of mission Richard Gomez. Gomez, also the Ormoc City mayor and national fencing association head, called on President Rodrigo Duterte to step into the fund deadlock between the Philippine Sports Commission […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Australian Qantas A380 gets rare ‘jolt’ from wake turbulence

Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday one of its Airbus SE A380 jets had experienced a rare ‘jolt’ from wake turbulence after flying 20 nautical miles behind another one of its super-jumbos this week. Source link link: Australian Qantas A380 gets rare ‘jolt’ from wake turbulence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

5.4-magnitude quake jolts Davao Oriental town

  A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the municipality of Governor Genoroso in Davao Orientalon Wednesdaynight, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   In a bulletin, Phivolcs said Intensity 3 was felt in Davao City due to the earthquake, which was of tectonic origin and located 30 kilometers southeast of the town, at a depth of 135 kilometers.   Phivolcs said that while no damages have been recorded as of now, aftershocks could likely follow in Governor Generoso and nearby towns. /kga...Keep on reading: 5.4-magnitude quake jolts Davao Oriental town.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

COA: Ormoc failed to distribute P7.8M in relief goods

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) swept Ormoc City with questions about its multimillion-peso disaster response and preparation spending in 2017, when the city faced a devastating earthquake in July and deadly storm Urduja in December. In its report released on Wednesday, June 6, the COA flagged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

COA: Ormoc failed to distribute P7.8M in relief goods - Rappler

COA: Ormoc failed to distribute P7.8M in relief goods - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Sal Andrei Lago, Bayking sizzle in PPS Ormoc netfest

Young Sal Andrei Lago joined the growing roster of three-peat winners while Bliss Bayking sustained her winning ways as they shared the MVP honors in the PPS-PEPP Ormoc regional age-group tennis tournament at the Ormoc Midtown tennis courts recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Just for the record

ONCE in a while, you get a jolt when you meet someone who would make you consider something that you have ignored up to now, considering it as trivial or with low priority, but which happens to have a solid claim for the historical truth and is therefore asking not only for due attention but […] The post Just for the record appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Tectonic quake shakes Romblon, Aklan

          A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the province of Romblon on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   A Phivolcs report showed that the quake affected the West of Santa Fe, Romblon at 5:28 a.m.   The Romblon quake also caused an Intensity 3 tremor in Malay, Aklan, and Intensity 1 in Ibajay, Aklan.   There was no damage reported neither aftershocks are to be expected, Phivolcs said.   Phivolcs added that the tremor, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 53 kilometers. /jpv...Keep on reading: Tectonic quake shakes Romblon, Aklan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

GOINGS ON: Robinsons Land opens third mall in Leyte

Robinsons Malls has fortified its presence in the Visayas region with the opening of Robinsons Place Ormoc, a three level full-service mall in Ormoc City. The opening of Robinsons Place Ormoc comes with a variety of national and global brands in retail along with the successful chains of Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, and Daiso Japan. Its products and services extends to health and beauty, gadgets, banking, courier, and government-related processes and requirements with its Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center. Low-carb diet 101 The Keto Diet has taken the nutrition world by storm. But if you're relatively new to Keto, it...Keep on reading: GOINGS ON: Robinsons Land opens third mall in Leyte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Agrarian beneficiaries take possession of awarded lands

DAR finally installed peacefully 9 agrarian reform beneficiaries of Ormoc City into their awarded lots under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on April 24, 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Magnitude 3.3 quake shakes 3 cities of Cebu

  A 3.3-magnitude earthquake hit south of Lapu-Lapu Cityon Friday, jolting three cities of Cebu, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   According to Phivolcs the tremor was felt in Cebu City and Mandaue City at Intensity 3, and Lapu-Lapu City at Intensity 2.   An Intensity 3 earthquake can make people indoors feel dizzy, and hanging objects and water in containers swing moderately, Phivolcs said.   Phivolcs also said the quake was located 32 kilometers deep, and was tectonic in origin.   No aftershocks and no damages could be expected from the temblor, the agency added. /kga...Keep on reading: Magnitude 3.3 quake shakes 3 cities of Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Don’t worry about recent Davao Occidental quakes, says Phivolcs

Two magnitude 3.9 earthquakes were recorded at the Celebes Sea, southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Wednesday morning, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has assured residents in the region that there is nothing to worry about. Phivolcs said the recent movements are merely a part of a routine trench activity. In a bulletin, Phivolcs said Wednesday's earthquakes were located 366 and 407 kilometers from Sarangani. The bulletin added that no aftershocks and no damages are expected, and no tsunami warnings have been raised of now. "Yes po, nothing to worry about, bale 'yong mga ganong event activity po normal po sa area po na 'yon kasi ...Keep on reading: Don’t worry about recent Davao Occidental quakes, says Phivolcs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Aftershocks hit Catanduanes anew

Aside from 15 aftershocks that were detected three days after a magnitude-6 earthquake hit Catanduanes, state sesimologists have recorded 11 more mild shocks in Pandan and Gigmoto towns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018