INQToday: Death toll in Davao de Oro landslide climbs to 54
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
The number of people killed in a landslide that hit Maco, Davao de Oro on February 6, has climbed to 54, according to the provincial government of Davao de Oro.
In a Facebook post on Sunday night, the provincial government reported that the Maco Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) had recovered 54 bodies as of 7 p.m.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday accused the Chinese coast guard of conducting “dangerous and blocking maneuvers” in Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea during a nine-day patrol early this month.
Four China Coast Guard vessels with bow numbers 3105, 3302, 3063 and 3064 carried out the “dangerous and blocking maneuvers” against the PCG’s BRP Teresa Magbanua (MRRV-9701) four times and tried to cut its path twice, “recklessly” disregarding the international rules on preventing collisions at sea, the PCG said in a statement.
The five-week streak of fuel price hikes will end on Tuesday, Feb. 13, as global demand eased.
In separate advisories on Monday, local oil firms said they would cut the price per liter of gasoline by P0.60 and diesel by a measly P0.10. The price of kerosene will likewise be cut by P0.40 per liter.
After weeks of speculation, Bea Alonzo and Dominic Roque finally spoke up to confirm that they have decided to “mutually” end their engagement, but the couple did not categorically say if they are no longer in a relationship.
In a joint statement shared on both their Instagram on Sunday, Feb. 11, it was not immediately clear if Roque and Alonzo have indeed broken up, although they made reference to people who confirmed their “breakup” without their consent.