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Day: October 16, 2022

Severe TS Neneng makes landfall over Calayan Island

Neneng” made landfall over Calayan Island, Cagayan after intensifying into a severe tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday.   In its 5 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, the weather bureau said “Neneng” was located over the coastal waters of Calayan, Cagayan at 3 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph, moving west northwestward at 20 kph.   PAGASA said “Neneng” reached severe tropical storm category at 2 a.m. Sunday and ” is likely” to further intensify into a typhoon.   Tropical

DAR, Aboitiz renew ties for livelihood of farmers’ groups

Agrarian Reform Secretary Conrado Estrella III and Pilmico Foods Corporation president and chief executive officer Tristan Aboitiz have renewed their partnership to promote sustainable agri-livelihood for the members of agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in the country.   The partnership was formalized through the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), and the Pilmico Foods Corporation at the 21st floor, NAC Tower, 32nd street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on Oct. 14.   Under the MOU, Aboitiz Foundation and AEV will provide financial assistance for various livelihood

UST blasts UE by 63 points in UAAP women’s hoops

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) broke free from a tight first quarter to beat the University of the East (UE) by 63 points, 107-44, in their UAAP women’s basketball match on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.   The Golden Tigresses pulled away from the Lady Warriors in the second quarter, outscoring them, 34-11, to turn an 18-15 lead after the first period to a 52-26 lead by halftime.   UST continued to pull away in the second half and even led by as much as 64 points before settling for a 63-point win.  

4 Pinoys to compete in Asian squash tourney in SoKor

The Philippine Squash Academy is planning to send four players to the Asian Team Championships set from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Cheongju, South Korea.   The team is composed of Robert Andrew Garcia, Reymark Begornia, David William Pelino, Jonathan Reyes, and coach Edgar Balleber.   “The goal is to improve our ranking among the teams in Asia and at the same time, the tournament is a good opportunity for us to play against high-caliber athletes. Many Asian countries are the world’s top 20,” the world No. 165 Garcia said in an interview on Sunday.   The Philippines finished

Gov’t to help Siargao win back world prestige: DOT chief

Tourism Secretary Cristina Frasco has assured top officials and the people of Siargao Island of full support from the national government to bring back the island’s standing and stature as a top tourist destination, not only in the country but also in the world.   This, as Frasco graced the ceremonial breaking of a surfboard, one of the highlights of the opening of the week-long 26th Siargao International Surfing Competition, on Saturday night.   Tourism, Frasco said, is a top priority in the development agenda of the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.   Marcos, she added, has directed

Gov’t assets in place to deal with Neneng aftermath: PBBM

Government assets are in place to deal with the aftermath of Severe Tropical Storm Neneng, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Sunday.   Marcos assured Filipinos primary needs of those affected, especially food, safe drinking water, and electricity will be provided by the government.   “To the provinces in the North that have felt the effects, help is on the way,” Marcos said on his official Twitter account.   He encouraged the public to follow the directives of their respective local government units and municipal disaster risk reduction and management councils.   Marcos also reassured that the government continues to

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