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Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 over Bulusan Volcano

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday raised the alert status over Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province to Alert Level 1 after a 17-minute phreatic eruption was recorded by seismic and infrasound monitoring.In an advisory, Phivolcs said a phreatic… Read More

REBS SLAMMED FOR DERAILING GOVT EFFORTS VS. COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CALAMITIES

DUTERTE: Allow gov’t to operate ‘if you can’t help’

 President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to allow the government to operate amid the pandemic and calamities.

“I am directing this [message] to the Communist Party of the Philippines. This time of our national life, we are having a serious problem. If you cannot cooperate, if you cannot help, then, maybe you can stand aside and allow the government to operate,” Duterte told the CPP-NPA during his prerecorded Talk to the People aired Thursday night.

This, after Duterte received reports that the NPA terrorists continue to extort the people’s cash assistance from the government

“Kasi yung ayuda ng gobyerno, balita ko lang pinupuntahan ninyo (I heard that you are going after the assistance from the government),” Duterte said. “That’s stupid, tulong yan sa kapwa tao, maghingi lang kayo maski PHP500. Okay na iyan, huwag niyo na kunin ang lahat ng pera ng tao (that’s assistance for the people, you can ask them PHP500. That’s fine, but don’t take all their money).”

In a report in government-owned PNA, Duterte offered the communist groups to partake in the government’s program for the sake of the people on the ground.

NO TYPHOON PAOLO FOR PINOYS ON XMAS, NEW YEAR

By ROGER M. BALANZA

There will be no weather disturbance or typhoon to spoil the Pinoys’ celebration of Christmas or New Year this year.

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) off Mindanao moving towards the country that the weather bureau earlier predicted could develop into a tropical syclone named “Paolo” after it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)  has dissipated.

The LPA was reduced to a cloud cluster and it will have no impact on the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Read: PAGASA: LPA OFF MINDANAO COULD DEVELOP INTO TYPHOON PAOLO

There will be no potential tropical cyclone in the next two to three days, on Thursday, December 23.

On Christmas Eve or Friday, December 24, the Philippines will have generally fair weather, said the weather bureau.

PALACE THANKS INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR AID TO ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS

Malacañang on Wednesday thanked countries and organizations for their outpouring of support to areas affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said these countries and organizations have pledged financial and… Read More

Foreign aid pours in for Odette victims | GMA News Online

‘Odette’-hit provinces to get 756K rice packs from China

South Korea, Ireland pledge P116.8-M aid

China, US add P60-M to PH typhoon relief efforts

Saudi commiserates with PH after ‘Odette’ onslaught

EU donates P95.8-M to assist Odette-stricken PH