By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
More than 1,200 schools have so far been allowed to increase tuition this school year, including private elementary and secondary schools in typhoon-battered Visayas, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Friday.
By DJ Yap
Warm, moist winds from the Pacific are taking the “brrr” out of December, the state weather bureau said Thursday. Explaining the slightly warm December mornings, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said easterly winds were bringing warm air to most parts of the country, including Metro Manila.
Mayor Jefferson Soriano said he has not been suspended, after posting P30,000 bail at the Sandiganbayan for his role in the allegedly irregular purchase of rubber boats and motor engines by the Philippine National Police in 2008.
At least 6,000 board feet of illegally cut lumber were seized in San Mariano, Isabela province, on Thursday raising to 23,346 board feet the government’s haul of illegal logs in Cagayan Valley as of Aug. 8, according to a report from the military’s Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom).
By Melvin Gascon
, Villamor Visaya Jr.
Two days after Abu Sayyaf gunfire mowed down seven Marines on southern Jolo Island, a landmine planted by communist rebels killed eight policemen on their way to a medical examination in the north of the country.