#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 due to Falcon

 

Due to Tropical Storm Falcon and the enhanced southwest monsoon being experienced, there are already suspension of classes for Wednesday, July 17, 2019. As expected, intermittent and heavy rains continue to hover around the regions mentioned by PAGASA.

Updated: 6:30AM

Here is the list of provinces already announced for suspension of classes:

Ilocos Region

The province of Pangasinan issued a PDRRMC memorandum allowing all Mayors/C/MDRRMC’s Chairpersons to suspen classes if they see the need to do so. Here is the list of Pangasinan Local Government Units with declared suspension of classes for tomorrow, July 17, 2019 (Public and Private).

Balungao – Preschool to Elementary
Bayambang – Localized Suspension of Classes
Alcala – Preschool to High School
Sta. Maria – Preschool to Senior High School
Villasis – Preschool to Elementary
Rosales – Preschool
San Manuel – Preschool
Natividad – Preschool to Elementary
Labrador – All Levels
Asingan – Preschool
Bolinao – Preschool to Elementary
Binalonan – Preschool to Senior High School
Basista – Preschool to Elementary
Urdaneta City – Preschool to Elementary
Mabini – All Levels
Sta. Barbara – Pre-school to High School
Sto. Tomas – All Levels
San Jacinto – All Levels
Laoac – All Levels
Bugallon – All Levels
Aguilar – All Levels
Urbiztondo – All Levels
Bani – All Levels
Burgos – All Levels
Malasiqui – Preschool to High School
Mangatarem – Primary to Secondary
Binmaley – All Levels
Mapandan – All Levels
San Fabian – Kindergarten to Senior High School
Anda – Preschool to Senior High School
San Carlos City – Preschool to High School
Sual – Preschool to Senior High School
Alaminos City – Preschool to Senior High School
Lingayen – Day Care to Secondary Levels
Bautista – Elementary Level
Manaoag – All Levels
Calasiao – Preschool to Highschool
Infanta – Pre-Elementary to Senior High School
Mangaldan – All Levels
Dagupan City – Preschool to Highschool (including Junior & Senior High)

 

 

Metro Manila

Caloocan City – all levels (public and private)
Las Piñas City – all levels (public and private)
Makati City – all levels (public and private)
Malabon City – all levels (public and private)
Mandaluyong City – all levels (public and private)
City of Manila – all levels (public and private)
Marikina City – all levels (public and private)
Muntinlupa City – all levels (public and private)
Navotas City – all levels (public and private)
Parañaque City – all levels (public and private)
Pasay City – all levels (public and private)
Pasig City – all levels (public and private)
Pateros – all levels (public and private)
Quezon City – all levels (public and private)
San Juan City – all levels (public and private)
Taguig City – all levels (public and private)
Valenzuela City – all levels (public and private)

Cagayan Valley

Cagayan province – all levels (public and private)

Calabarzon

Cavite province – all levels (public and private)
Batangas
Lemery – all levels (public and private)
Laguna
San Pedro – all levels (public and private)
Santa Rosa – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Rizal – all levels (public and private)

Central Luzon

Bataan – all levels (public and private)
Bulacan
Bulakan – all levels (public and private)
Pampanga
Angeles City – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Nueva Ecija
Cuyapo – all levels (public and private)
Rizal – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
San Jose – preschool to elementary (public and private)
Talavera – preschool to elementary (public and private)
Tarlac
Anao – all levels (public and private)
Bamban – all levels (public and private)
Capas – all levels (public and private)
Concepcion – all levels (public and private)
La Paz – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Zambales
Iba – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Masinloc – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Olongapo City – all levels (public and private)
Subic – all levels (public and private)

Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Abra – all levels (public and private)
  • Apayao – all levels (public and private)
  • Kalinga
    • Tabuk City – preschool (public and private)

Mimaropa

Romblon
Odiongan – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Western Visayas

Capiz
Roxas City – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Iloilo
Iloilo City – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Negros Occidental
Bacolod City – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Bago City – all levels (public and private)
Binalbagan – all levels (public and private)
Himamaylan City – all levels (public and private)
Hinoba-an – all levels (public and private)
Cadiz City – all levels (public and private)
Ilog – all levels (public and private)
Isabela – all levels (public and private)
La Castellana – all levels (public and private)
Moises Padilla – all levels (public and private)
Murcia – all levels (public and private)
Pontevedra – all levels (public and private)
Pulupandan – all levels (public and private)
Sagay City – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
San Carlos City – all levels (public and private)
Sipalay City – all levels (public and private)
Talisay City – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
Valladolid – all levels (public and private)

DOH: National Dengue alert as as cases climb

 

Prevention is better than cure. As rainy season enters, dengue cases rise in the entire country. While no foreseen solution to eliminate dengue in the country, the citizens need to be in preventative mode as mosquitoes continue to multiply. As these insects grow in numbers, dengue cases catapult also.

Department of Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III declared a National Dengue Alert because of the rapidly elevation of numbers of cases in several regions.

Among those regions mentioned by Duque which have reach the epidemic threshold are Mimaropa (Region 4B), Western Visayas (Region 6), Central Visayas (Region 7) and Northern Mindanao (Region 10). Duque added that clustering of cases must by identified by the DOH regional office as a basis for such a declaration of an epidemic at the barangay level.

Moreover, DOH continue to monitor other regions after reaching the threshold. These regions are Ilocos, Calabarzon, Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

From January 1 to June 29 this year, most cases listed were from Western Visayas (13,164), Calabarzon (11,474), Central Visayas (9,199), Soccsksargen (9,107) and Northern Mindanao (8,739). Dengue cases nationwide have now reached a cumulative figure of 106,630. This is 85 percent higher compared to the same period last year (57,564).

The DOH secretary also explained that dengue cases have been observed to peak every three to four years. Furthermore, he reiterated that early detection and proper case management can prevent deaths. The last peak occurred in 2016, and given this pattern, the DOH expects an increase in cases this year.

Dengue is a viral disease with no known vaccine or specific antibiotics. Effective surveillance can also help in reducing cases and deaths if areas with clustering of cases are identified early.

Signs and symptoms of disease are severe headache, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and skin rashes.

The five year average cases of dengue is 185,008; five year average deaths is 732; and five year average Case Fatality Rate is 0.39 (2012-2016 data).

Dengue Facts from DOH Website:

Dengue is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world endemic in 100 countries·

Dengue virus has four serotypes (DENV1, DENV2, DENV3 and DENV4)
First infection with one of the four serotypes usually is non-severe or asymptomatic, while second infection with one of other serotypes may cause severe dengue.
Dengue has no treatment but the disease can be early managed.

TRANSMISSION

Dengue virus is transmitted by day biting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

DENGUE CASE CLASSIFICATION AND LEVEL OF SEVERITY

Dengue illness is categorized according to level of severity as dengue without warning signs, dengue with warning signs and severe dengue.
Dengue without warning warnings can be further classified according to signs and symptoms and laboratory tests as suspect dengue, probable dengue and confirmed dengue.
dengue without warning signs​​

a.1 suspect dengue

– a previously well individual with acute febrile illness of 1-7 days duration plus two of the following: headache, body malaise, retro-orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flushed skin, rash (petechial, Hermann’s sign)

a.2 probable dengue

– a suspect dengue case plus laboratory test: Dengue NS1 antigen test and atleast CBC (leukopenia with or without thrombocytopenia) or dengue IgM antibody test (optional)

a.3 confirmed dengue

– a suspect or probable dengue case with positive result of viral culture and/or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and/or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test- Loop Mediated Amplification Assay (NAAT-LAMP) and/ or Plaque Reduction Neutralization Test (PRNT)

b. dengue with warning signs

• a previously well person with acute febrile illness of 1-7 days plus any of the following: abdominial pain or tenderness, persistent vomiting, clinical signs of fluid accumulation (ascites), mucosal bleeding, lethargy or restlessness, liver enlargement, increase in haematocrit and/or decreasing platelet count

c. severe dengue

severe plasma leakage leading to

shock (DSS)
fluid accumulation with respiratory distress
​severe bleeding

as evaluated by clinician
severe organ impairment

Liver: AST or ALT ≥ 1000
CNS: e.g. seizures, impaired consciousness
Heart:and other organs (i.e. myocarditis, renal failure)

STRATEGIES

Enhanced 4S Strategy

S – earch and Destroy

S – eek Early Consultation

S – elf Protection Measures

S – ay yes to fogging only during outbreaks

Philippine Weather: Falcon continues to move west

 

Manila, Philippines – Brace for the rain! Tropical Depression named Falcon has increased speed as it goes west, according to PAGASA Tuesday morning.

In the morning PAGASA Philippine weather update, the weather burea forecasted heavy and occasional rain in parts of the country. PAGASA said that Falcon is 690 km east of Tuguegaro City as of 4:30 AM and continually heading wast at 30 kph, from 25pm on Monday afternoon bulletin. Falcon has maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph.

Well, as everybody waits if there’s a storm signal warning PAGASA to know if there are classes or not, and even for a preparation, the weather burea announced Tropical Warning Signal No. 1 was raised in Northern Isabela, Cagayan and Batanes. These areas will be experiencing winds of 30-60 kph as well as rains in the next 36 hours.

The weather bureau reiterated that Falcon may increase strength and become a tropical storm as it nears the northernmost part of Luzon in Wednesday afternoon or evening.

PAGASA also added that light to moderate with occasional heavy monson rains will prevail over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon and Northern Samar on Tuesday.

“Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions,” PAGASA said.

Forecast path of Falcon

Wednesday morning: 305 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Thursday morning: In the vicinity of Basco, Batanes
Friday morning: 435 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (Outside Philippine Area of Responsibility)
Saturday morning:745 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (Outside PAR)
Sunday morning:1,085 km North of Basco, Batanes (Outside PAR)

Suspension of classes?

In January 2012, President Benigno Aquino III issued Executive Order No. 66 which includes the complete rules on the cancellation or suspension of classes.

1. When there is a storm signal, cancellation or suspension of classes is AUTOMATIC.

In the event of a storm signal raised by PAGASA, the executive order provides for a cancellation or suspension of classes following a standard set of guidelines:

Signal No. 1: Cancellation or suspension of classes at the pre-school level in the affected area

Signal No. 2: Cancellation or suspension of classes at the pre-school, elementary, and secondary level in the affected area

Signal No. 3 or higher: Cancellation or suspension of classes at the pre-school, elementary, and secondary and tertiary levels, including graduate schools in the affected area

COMELEC sets campaign materials’ sizes for local and national elections

 

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is clear about setting guidelines for lawful election propaganda. While the 90-day campaign for those running for senator and party-list groups started last February 12, the local candidates will start on March 29.

Campaign posters and tarpaulins are already filling in the major streets, may it be national or provincial roads. Obviously, most of the posters met the required sizes but noticeably others are oversized which the Comelec could enforce the law and its rules. Other violation that these candidates are tend to make is the posting in a wrong place. Some supporters posted it on trees or even electric posts which is surely not acceptable.

Posters or tarpaulins must be no bigger than 2×3 feet or 3×2 feet and they must be positioned in common poster areas determined by Comelec officials in each locality. Posters may be set up on private property with the permission of the owner but they must be of the required size.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said last month that campaign materials such as a leaflet, card, bumper sticker, and other election propaganda must contain the words “political advertisement paid for…” by the candidate or party.

For national candidates, or those running for senator and party list, the campaign period is from February 12 to May 11. For local candidates, from House representatives to city and municipal councilors, they can campaign from March 29 to May 11.

Here are the lawful campaign materials  allowed during the campaign period

Pamphlets, leaflets, cards, decals, stickers, or similar materials (maximum width: 8 1/2 inches; maximum length: 14 inches)

Handwritten or printed letters campaigning for or against a candidate/party

Posters, whether framed or posted (maximum area: 2 feet by 3 feet)

Banners or streamers during public meetings or rallies which may only be displayed from 5 days before up to 24 hours after the rally (maximum area: 3 feet by 8 feet)

Social media posts, whether original or reposted, which may be incidental to the creator’s advocacies of social issues or is primarily endorsing a candidate

Mobile units, vehicles, or motorcades of all types, whether engine or manpower driven or animal drawn, with or without sound systems or loud speakers and with or without lights.

Paid ads in broadcast, internet, mobile, print, or outdoor media
Campaign materials (except banners or streamers) in headquarters and residences of candidates

Source: Comelec.gov.ph

Seven candidates for Mayor: Angeles City, Pampanga List of Candidates for Mayor, Vice Mayor & Councilors for the May 2019 Local Election

Seven candidates seek the top position of the city as incumbent Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan slides to vice mayoral post.

Angeles City is politically subdivided into 33 barangays where the candidates will try to lure the voters. In 2016, there were 175,432 registered voters. The campaign period for local bets – for governors down to municipal councilors and for district representatives – is set for March 29 to May 11, 2019.

Note: All the information above was dated on Sat Nov 17 10:02:20 CST 2018 as per Comelec. You can also check if there was substitution that took place after November 17 at Comelec’s Website.

Angeles City, Pampanga Candidates for Mayor, Vice Mayor & Councilors for the May 2019 Local Election

MAYOR

CAUGUIRAN, ALEX (KMBLN)
DAVID, ROMERICO (IND)
DAVID, RYAN (IND)
LAZATIN, CARMELO JR. (PFP)
MORALES, EDEL (IND)
NEPOMUCENO,BRYAN MATTHEW (PAK)
TUAZON, RADITO (IND)

VICE-MAYOR

MORALES, MARANG (KMBLN)
PAMINTUAN, EDU (PAK)
VEGA, VICKY (PFP)

COUNCILOR

AGUAS, JC PARKER (PAK)
ANGELES, JHUNE (KMBLN)
BAÑOLA, KAP NIKNOK (PFP)
BONIFACIO, JOSEPH ALFIE (PAK)
CORTEZ, CHRIS (PAK)
DEL ROSARIO, RACO PAOLO (PAK)
ERIBAL, CAMILO BRYAN (PDPLBN)
FLORES, JAE VINCENT (KMBLN)
INDIONGCO, ANGELITO (PFP)
INDIONGCO, THELMA (PAK)
LACSON, DANILO (PAK)
LAKI, EDWARD (KMBLN)
LOPEZ, PINGGOY (PFP)
MACAPAGAL, JORDAN (IND)
MADLANGBAYAN, DOK BAYAN (IND)
MAMAC, RODELIO (KMBLN)
MERCADO, ALMA (PAK)
NEPOMUCENO, ARVIN LOUIE (PFP)
NG, MARCO (IND)
OPERAÑA, MARIO (IND)
PAHED, FR SONNY (KMBLN)
PAMINTUAN, IDY (PFP)
PELAYO, JOSE AUBREY IV (PAK)
PINEDA, JEZREEL AARON (PFP)
PONCE, PG (PAK)
RIVERA, AMOS (PAK)
SAMSON, PHILIP CESAR (PFP)
SANGIL, JAY (KMBLN)
SANTIAGO, HARVEY (KMBLN)
SIMEON, RUDY (PFP)
SULLER, ATTY POGS (PFP)

Who will be the winners in the 2019 May local election results in Angeles City?

Pangasinan List of Candidates for the May 2019 Elections: Celeste faces Espino III for Governor

 

Re-electionist governor Amado Espino III will face Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste in the upcoming May Elections. Espino III will be seeking his second term as the governor of Pangasinan.

The national and local elections will be on May 13, 2019. Here are the complete but tentative list of candidates for governor, vice governor, board members and house of representatives in the province of Pangasinan.

Provincial Governor Candidates
CELESTE, ARTHUR (NP)
ESPINO, AMADO III (PDPLBN)

PROVINCIAL VICE-GOVERNOR Candidates
BANIQUED, ANGEL SR. (PDPLBN)
LAMBINO, MARK (NPC)

List SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN or Board Members First District Candidates

CAMBA, RICKY (PDPLBN)
FONTELERA, DONABEL (NP)
HUMILDE-VERZOSA, ORANGE (IND)
SISON, ANTONIO (NP)

List SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN or Board Members Second District Candidates

MENDOZA, VON MARK (NPC)
MERRERA, ARSENIO (NPC)
REYES, NIKIBOY (PDPLBN)
SORIANO, HAIDEE (PDPLBN)
VERZOSA, MAAN (IND)

List SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN or Board Members Third District Candidates

BANIQUED, ANGEL JR.
GONZALES, EDUARDO (IND)
SAMPANG, DARWINA (NP)
TULAGAN, GENER (PDPLBN)
VENTANILLA, VICI (NPC)

List SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN or Board Members Fourth District Candidates

ABALOS, KAP RITCHIE (NPC)
ROSARIO, JEREMY (PDPLBN)
VILLEGAS, LIBERATO (PDPLBN)

List SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN or Board Members Fifth District Candidates

GOROSPRE, ONOFRE (LAKAS)
PEREZ, CHINKY (PDPLBN)
SISON,NICHOLI JAN LOUIE (LAKAS)
TINIO,ATTORNEY FRANCIS (PDPLBN)

List SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN or Board Members Sixth District Candidates

BINCE, NOEL (PDPLBN)
PALARIS, NELSON (LDP)
PEREZ, SALVADOR JRBINCE, NOEL (PDPLBN)

List of House of Representative or Congressman First District Candidates

CELESTE, NOLI (NP)
ORBOS, THOMAS (PDPLBN)
REGASPI, ERNESTO (IND)

List of House of Representative or Congressman Second District Candidates

ESPINO, JUMEL (PDPLBN)
MERRERA, BUTCH (IND)
SISON, RAUL (NP)

List of House of Representative or Congressman Third District Candidates

AQUINO, JAIME (IND)
ARENAS, BABY (PDPLBN)
DEVERA, FELIPE (NUP)

List of House of Representative or Congressman Fourth District Candidates

DE VENECIA, TOFF (LAKAS)
ERFE-MEJIA, RED (IND)
FERNANDEZ,ALIPIO ALVIN
MANAOIS, WINKY (IND)

List of House of Representative or Congressman Fifth District Candidates

ESPINO, AMADO JR. (PDPLBN)
GUICO, RAMON III (LAKAS)

List of House of Representative or Congressman Sixth District Candidates

AGABAS, TYRONE (NPC)
CUSTODIO, MYRNA (IND)

Note: All the information above was dated on Sat Nov 17 10:02:20 CST 2018 as per Comelec. You can also check if there was substitution that took place after November 17 at Comelec’s Website.

Typhoon Mangkhut / Bagyong Ompong strenghtens as it approaches Philippines

Super Typhoon or not, Mangkhut is expected to hit Northern Luzon in the coming days.

At 3 a.m., Mangkhut was located 1,390 kilometers east of Luzon with maximum sustained winds of up to 200 kph and gusts of up to 245 kph. It is forecasted to move west at 15 kph.

Typhoon Mangkut, to be named locally into Ompong once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, has maintained its strength as it travels nearer to the country.

Mangkhut will bring forth strong winds and rains over the provinces of Isabela, Cagayan, Abra, Batanes and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA also added that storm signal warning advisory may be released as earlay as Thursday in the area of Cagayan Valley.

Mangkhut track

Senior weather forecaster Alczar Aurelio said Mangkhut will likely to make landfall over the Cagayan-Batanes area. Moreover, the current southwest monsoon will be enhanced by Mangkhut that would bring forth rains over Southern Luzon.

Mangkhut is expected to be felt in Northern and parts of Central Luzon on Thursday.

“While it is still far, we urge the public to prepare for this typhoon. Look for safe areas as heavy rains may trigger flooding and landslides. It is also expected to bring strong winds,” Aurelio said.

Because Mangkhut still has to travel in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, it could still intesify into a super typhoon. If the storm will reach a maxumum sustained winds of 220 kph, then this would be a super typhoon, according to PAGASA.

Based on the latest forecast by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Mangkhut is likely to cross the Babuyan Group of Islands on Saturday morning with a strength of 240 kph near the center.

Preparation

The Philippine government started mobilizing for the preparation of the possible impact that this supertyphoon would bring forth.

Office of Civil Defense Director Edgar Posadas said the government has alotted P1.7 billion as a stand-by fund for the areas that will possibly experience bad weather because of the typhoon.

“The DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Dev’t] as of this time are ready with P1.7 billion worth of standby funds. The DILG [Department of Interior and Local Gov’t] also briefed us on their readiness on information dissemination,” he said.

PAGASA forecasted the eye of the storm would be located at 1,620 km East of Southern Luzon on Tuesday. Mangkhut would be located at 1,115 km East of Virac, Catanduanes on Wednesday night. As it draws closer, the typhoon would be just within 390 km East of Aparri, Cagayan on Friday evening.

“Upon approach to the threatened area (Saturday, early morning), the expected maximum sustained winds is around 205 km/h and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. The typhoon may traverse the Cagayan – Batanes area around Saturday (15 September). Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) # 1 may be raised over the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 2) as early as Thursday (13 September) or 36 hours prior to closest approach (TCWS #1). Widespread moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is possible by Friday (14 September) over Northern Luzon especially over the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Batanes.”, according to PAGASA.

 

Advance Suspension of Classes

Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez already announced the suspension of classes in ALL LEVELS (Kindergarten to College and Graduate level) in Dagupan City on September 14, 15, 2018, according to her official FB account.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by law, and upon recommendation of the City Disaster and Risk Reduction Council, I, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez hereby declare the suspension of classes in ALL LEVELS (Kindergarten to College and Graduate level) in Dagupan City on September 14, 15 ,2018 due to the possible adverse impact of potential supertyphoon to the safety of our children.

The residents are urged to prepare and take the necessary precautions. Pls make sure to prepare your food water medicine hygiene kit flashlights .

Issued: 9/11/18 at 5pm.

Mangkhut to hit Philippines on Friday

 

After bringing devastation in Guam, Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to head to Northern Luzon just before the weekend.

Typhoon Mangkut, to be named locally into Ompong once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, has maintained its strength as it travels nearer to the country.

According to PAGASA, the center of the typhoon is located at 1,820 kilometers east of Southern Luzon and moving at a speed of 30 kph. Thus, Mangkhut will enter PAR on Wednesday that will threaten Northern Luzon on Friday.

Mangkhut will bring forth strong winds and rains over the provinces of Isabela, Cagayan, Abra, Batanes and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA also added that storm signal warning advisory may be released as earlay as Thursday in the area of Cagayan Valley.

Mangkhut track

Senior weather forecaster Alczar Aurelio said Mangkhut will likely to make landfall over the Cagayan-Batanes area. Moreover, the current southwest monsoon will be enhanced by Mangkhut that would bring forth rains over Southern Luzon.

Mangkhut is expected to be felt in Northern and parts of Central Luzon on Thursday.

“While it is still far, we urge the public to prepare for this typhoon. Look for safe areas as heavy rains may trigger flooding and landslides. It is also expected to bring strong winds,” Aurelio said.

Because Mangkhut still has to travel in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, it could still intesify into a super typhoon. If the storm will reach a maxumum sustained winds of 220 kph, then this would be a super typhoon, according to PAGASA.

Based on the latest forecast by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Mangkhut is likely to cross the Babuyan Group of Islands on Saturday morning with a strength of 240 kph near the center.

Preparation

The Philippine government started mobilizing for the preparation of the possible impact that this supertyphoon would bring forth.

Office of Civil Defense Director Edgar Posadas said the government has alotted P1.7 billion as a stand-by fund for the areas that will possibly experience bad weather because of the typhoon.

“The DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Dev’t] as of this time are ready with P1.7 billion worth of standby funds. The DILG [Department of Interior and Local Gov’t] also briefed us on their readiness on information dissemination,” he said.

PAGASA forecasted the eye of the storm would be located at 1,620 km East of Southern Luzon on Tuesday. Mangkhut would be located at 1,115 km East of Virac, Catanduanes on Wednesday night. As it draws closer, the typhoon would be just within 390 km East of Aparri, Cagayan on Friday evening.

“Upon approach to the threatened area (Saturday, early morning), the expected maximum sustained winds is around 205 km/h and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. The typhoon may traverse the Cagayan – Batanes area around Saturday (15 September). Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) # 1 may be raised over the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 2) as early as Thursday (13 September) or 36 hours prior to closest approach (TCWS #1). Widespread moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is possible by Friday (14 September) over Northern Luzon especially over the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Batanes.”, according to PAGASA.

Chemical Engineering Board Exam Results to be released today?

 

Thousands of families and friends of those who took the Chemical Engineer Board Exam last week are waiting for the results to be revealed today.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is expected to released the official results of the May 2018 Chemical Engineer Board Exam. In 2017, PRC was able to show the results Tuesday, the week after the exam. Thus, if PRC will follow the same timeline, the results will be known today.

PRC and the Professional Regulatory Board of Chemical Engineering administed the licensure examinations in different centers in Manila and Cebu last week from May 23-25.

Aside from the passers list, the people are waiting for the Top 10 passers and the top 10 schools.

Tackled in the are the following:

 

Physical and Chemical Principles (General Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Biochemical Engineering. and Environmental Engineering.)

Chemical Engineering Principles (Chemical Engineering Calculations, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics; Reaction Kinetics, Unit Operations; Chemical Process Industries, Plant design; and Instrumentation and Process Control).

General Engineering, Ethics, and Contracts (Mathematics, Physics; Engineering Mechanics; Strength of Materials; Engineering Economics; and laws; Contracts and Ethics).

You can check the result at PRC Website.

President Duterte SONA 2017: Start Time, Full Text, A Comfortable Life For All

“A Comfortable Life For All” is the theme of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will deliver his second State of the Nation Address on Monday at the Plenary Hoall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.

Duterte is expected to last for about 50 minutes in his speech, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said. From the original of 38-page speech, it was compress to only 18 pages.

What to expect from the SONA of President Duterte?

The President of the Philippines will tell the entire Filipino people around the world about what’s really happening in the country, accomplishments of his administration just a year, and the problems that continually blocking the progress of the country. He might highlight the situation in Marawi City and the entire Mindanao for the extended martial law which was approved by the Congress on Saturday. Without a doubt, his speech might center on the governments war on drugs.

The president is set to arrive at 3:00 p.m. and to be accorded by arrival honors to be led by the AFP Chief-of-Staff, together with the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The SONA of President Duterte is expected to start at 4:00 PM Philippine Standard Time. There are so many media outlets that will have SONA live stream such as ABC-CBN, GMA TV, CNN Philippines, TV 5 as well as Facebook and Youtube.

Surely, there will be moments that the president will not read his speech and just go on extemporaneously. Though his speech is drafted in English, the President has the leeway to speak at times in Filipino.

The Full Text of the President’s SONA will be available here after.

Are you going to watch the 2017 SONA live stream?

LET Passers and Results 2017: Licensure Examination for Teachers March Results release

The wait is over for all those who took the Licensure Examination for Teachers in March. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Board of Professional Teachers (BPT) announced the list of passers in both elementary teachers and secondary teachers that passed the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Teachers that was given in March 26 in 18 centers around the country.

The PRC and BPT revealed that 5,600 elementary teachers out of 53,915 examinees (10.39 %) and 18,482 secondary teachers out of 72,584 examinees (25.46) have passed the examination. Furthermore, 2,871 are first timers and 2,729 are repeaters in the elementary level. For the secondary level, 10,804 passers are first times and 7,678 are repeaters.

Here are the top 10 results of the Licensure Examination for Teachers:

In the LET results for Elementary Teachers, Samantha Christel Chua Gaerlan from De La Salle University-Manila ranked No. 1 followed by Angelique Garcia De Vera from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Top 10 Results for Secondary Teachers:

In the Secondary Level, Marian Kaye Fortinex Gallego from University of Mindanao-Davao City topped the exam and followed by Acjan Lascuna Jadie from De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

For all the results of the Licensure Examination for Teachers, please go to PRC Website at www.prc.gov.ph.

The Board for Professional Teachers is composed of Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, Chairman; Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Vice Chairman; Dr. Paraluman R. Giron and Dr. Nora M. Uy, Members.

The results of examination with respect to two (2) examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be from May 29 to May 30, 2017 for Elementary Level and May 31 to June 16, 2017 for Secondary Level. The requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card (ID) are the following:

1) Notice of Admission; 2) duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal; 3) two pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete nametag); 4) two sets of documentary stamps. Successful examinees should PERSONALLY register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to China is in bible prophecy?

 

In a surprising turning of events, bible prophecy has been unfolding in our eyes when the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte started to change the course of the country’s foreign policy specifically his move to befriend with China.

Duterte’s turning to China and veering away from the Philippines’ long-time ally the United States have blown away the minds other nations’ leaders on the sudden shift of decision. Duterte’s war on drugs, killing thousands , caught the attention of Washington and afterward criticized the newly elected him by the administration of US President Barack Obama. Thus, Duterte’s responded by aligning the Philippine’s foreign policy to China.

The friendship between the Philippines and United States has a long history. As a matter of fact, the two countries had built a bilateral agreement of mutual defense since 1951. But the rise of Duterte has opened the floodgates of questions still remain unanswered in connection to his honest intent in directing the country for brighter future.

Duterte’s tirade on US toned down a little bit when Donald Trump won the election. In March , Duterte even assured that they are “Okay” with Trump. But Duterte’s inclination to tie up with China and even with Russia has implications in bible prophecy.

When it comes to the future events foretold in the bible, Revelation 9:16 cannot be forgotten at all as it speaks of an Eastern military force consisting of 200 million soldiers. Revelation 16:12 provides a clearer picture of this army “kings of the east”, noting that the writer used plural “kings”, a multinational force. The rise of China as a military superpower continues to magnetize its neighboring countries to be aligned economically and politically. There’s also Russia, which many bible scholars believe, mentioned in Ezekiel 38, which will be part of the mighty “kings of the east” that will invade Israel in the last days.

It is not an accident that a unique president of the Philippines could switch side as quickly as we have seen. In just less than a year, Revelation 16:12 is slowly taking place. Absolutely, we are in the last days. Nobody can stop the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)

 

No Work in parts of Metro Manila on Thursday-Friday next week

The Malacañang Palace issued a suspension of work in parts of Metro Manila for next week’s hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Pasay City.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdia provided the order by the authority of the President through Memorandum Circular No. 18.

For clarity, not the entire Metro Manila is affected by the by the suspension especially the 27th of April which the cities of Pasay, Makati and Manila in the government sector are only included. On April 28, the entire Metro Manila (government and private) will have their work off.

When it comes to the educational institutions, all levels in Metro Manila are suspended on April 28. On the other hand, suspension of classes in the cities of Pasay, Makati and Manila on April 27 shall be left to the discretion of their respective heads.

The ASEAN Summit will be conducted from April 26-29 at the Philippine International Convention (PICC). All the nine leaders of the ASEAN are anticipated to attend.

Typhoon Nina to hit Philippines on Christmas Day, track and path

The Philippines is preparing for a wet Christmas as tropical cyclone Nina intensified as it approaches the archipelago, according to the state weather PAGASA.

In the 11:00 PM of December 23 PAGASA weather bulletin, Nina has slightly intensified with a movement in a west northwest direction, with the possibility of passing through the densely populated Metro Manila. Nina is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes by Sunday afternoon or evening. It was moving west-northwest at 19 kph. From moderate to heavy rains will be expected withing the 400 km diameter.

The center of severe tropical storm Nina ws estimated at 570 km East Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, according to PAGASA.

Storm warning signal number 1 was already placed in six areas: Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

Accuweather.com states that Nina will threaten lives.

“Widespread flooding will result as Nina, international name Nock-ten, unleashes 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) of rain along its path. Most of that rain will pour down in six to 12 hours, quickly inundating communities and rising streams and rivers out of their banks. Mudslides could also be triggered, especially in areas featuring large variations in terrain.”

 

State weather bureau PAGASA weather forecaster Obet Badrina said Metro Manila residents will get the full brunt of the storm’s power on Monday, but will start to feel it from Sunday until Tuesday.

Russia a viable destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

Russia a viable destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

Philippines government is currently looking at Russia as a viable option for thousands of talented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are been redundant due to Arabization policy in Middle East, according to Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).

According to World Bank, the OFWs community are predicted to remit more than $29.7 billion in 2016, which makes Philippines the world’s 3rd largest recipient of remittance.

Silvestre Bello III, the labour Secretary said they are considering Russia as the next possible work destination for OFWs and President Duterte is above to discuss the labor relations and trade when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin next year. Due to decline in the oil price in Middle East, Dole is looking at Russia for Filipino Workers, explained Bello.

Further Bello said –

“I already sent a memo to the President requesting him to include the possible deployment of skilled and professional workers to Russia,”

The Dole chief sees a demand in the Russian Republic for construction and household service workers.

Russia is capable to host relatively higher wages that makes the destination a good alternative for Filipinos professionals wanting to get a high-paying job. Also, Russia is not

BoC Collection exceeds target by 12% in November

 

The Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) on Friday said it has surpassed the collection target by 12% in November totalling up to P40.239 Billion.

Custom Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon announced that the BoC has collected P40.239 billion for the month of November 2016, whereas the revenue target set was P36.450 Billion by Development Budget Coordination Committee. Boc’s Financial Service further reported that P40.239 Billion was 27% higher than last year’s November which was P29.061 Billion.

“In our outlook assessment report, the current collection record has exhibited a better leadership performance in the past five months in 2016, covering July to November,” Financial Service said.

The data also explained that it was only November 2016 that the BoC exceeded its target since December 2016, when the bureau collected P38.105 Billion surpassing the target of P31.984 Billion.

BoC’s Financial Services (BOC-FS) mentioned the positive hike was due to Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, Stakeholder’s cooperation, precision in transactions, and trader’s efforts in moving the BOC breach its revenue goal.

Further BOS cited, out of 17 BOS Ports, the Manila International Container Port (MICP) posted a huge P1 Billion exceeded from its P10.367.14 Billion revenue target for November by collecting P11.362 Billion.

This P1 Billion surplus in the revenue collection target for November might be noted to the positive outlook on Commissioner Faeldon and the augmented volume of imports in the port came in by twin holidays, the Christmas season and the Chinese New Year Holidays, said Lawyer Danilo G. Ballena, Jr., chief of staff of current MICP Collector Vincent Philip Maronilla.

Supreme Court allows “heroes” burial for Ferdinand Marcos

The Supreme Court of the Philippines approved the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

With 9-5 vote, former president Marcos can now be buried at the Libingan nga mga Bayani. This embarked one of the biggest decision of the SC as the justices cleared all legal obstacles for the burial of Marcos at the heart of the country, not in the north. The court rejected the petitioners, mostly were victims of human rights during the Marcos totalitarian regime, desire to stop the burial.

How the justices voted?

Associate Justices Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco Jr, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Jose Perez, Teresita de Castro, Jose Mendoza, and Estela Perlas-Bernabe voted in favor of giving Marcos a hero’s burial.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, together with Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen, Francis Jardeleza, and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa dissented.

Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes inhibited from the case citing his connection with president Rodrigo Duterte and the Aquinos.

In a press briefing, SC Spokesperson Theodore Te announced some of the reasons cited by the justices for allowing the burial of Marcos:

There was no grave abuse of discretion on the part of President Duterte in ordering the burial of Marcos; there is no law that prohibits the burial of the former president Marcos
The President has the power to decide on the use of land within the public domain; there is no law that excludes the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Marcos was former commander-in-chief, former soldier and former secretary of national defense
Some justices disagreed with the position articulated by others that the former president was dishonorably discharged; this applies only to the military
On the issue of moral turpitude: Marcos has not been convicted by any final judgment and the cases cited were all civil in nature.

Bong Bong Marcos Jr., the son of the late president, has expressed his gratitude to president Duterte and the Supreme Court just after finding the decision goes to their favor.

“We are deeply grateful to the Supreme Court for its decision to allow the burial of my father, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Once again, the Supreme Court has taken a magnanimous act to uphold the rule of law,” the former senator said in a statement on Tuesday.

Senator Joel Villanueva to grace Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide 38th Anniversary

The Jesus Is Lord Church celebrates its 38th victorious anniversary on Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00 PM, at the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, Manila, with the theme “New Beginnings, United in Christ”.

Jesus is Lord Church (JILCW, also known as JIL Church, JIL Movement, or JIL, previously named JIL Fellowship) is a Evangelical Charismatic Christian movement in the Philippines headed by Bro. Eddie Villanueva. With over 4 million members worldwide, the JIL Church started in a humble beginning with a small Bible study composed of 15 students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Expected to be part of the event is no other than Senator Joel Villanueva, who is chairman of the KKB / CYN, the youth arm of the church. Villanueva has been promoting the 38th anniversary of the JIL Church Worldwide through social media. Villanueva recently posted, “How great is our God! Excited for this 38th Anniversary Celebration of the JESUS IS LORD Church“.

JIL Church official website declares,

” For a church that has witnessed thirty-eight years’ worth of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love, what is there to expect?
Much. Because from the Cross springs blessings upon blessings and victories upon victories. Life that is truly life.
Therefore, standing on the promise of Christ on the Cross, even after thirty-years, we still believe that, as we are united in Christ, new beginnings are coming our way.
Come and experience that with us!”

The church’s Twitter account also posted the things the bring for the event such as: bible, notebook and pen, extra clothing, mobile phone, pocket money, food and water, umbrella, cup and most especially your family and friends.

For the anniversary goers, you can join the 38th anniversary selfie contest! See mechanics on JIL’s Facebook here.

Are you going to attend the 38th anniversary of the JIL Church Worldwide?

The anniversary’s hashtag is #JIL38NewBeginnings.

Trump vs Clinton final presidential debate: start time, how to watch and live stream online, radio

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will have the final debate on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, start time at 9:00 PM ET.

The second debate placed Trump on the defensive after number of women have come out publicly accusing hom sexually assaulting them. With all those allegations, Trump always denied.

On the other side, Clinton continues to answer questions regarding his thousands of leaked emails which were disclosed by Wikileaks. According to report, “Clinton has remained off the campaign trail the last few days to prep for the final debate. In addition to the WikiLeaks email dumps, the FBI released new documents Monday that showed a senior State Department official asked for the FBI’s help last year to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private server”.

With less than 20 days before the election, expect the Trump-Clinton debate to be fiery as the two candidates will show forth what they got.

Both candidates squared off at the first debate on Sept. 26 at Hofstra University on Long Island in Hempstead, New York and at the second debate Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Presidential Final Debate Clinton vs Trump Live streaming free is available on CBSN. Clinton vs Trump Debate start time is at 9:00 PM ET. Trump vs Clinton Debate is available on CBS.

You can also check on your favorite tv station for the presidential debate. Moreover, Clinton vs Trump debate radio coverage is available in your local station.

President Duterte Inauguration 2016: No Classes? Start Time, Live Stream, TV Channel Schedule

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be inaugurated on Thursday, June 30, start time at 10:30 AM ET, at the Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines.

Duterte outlasted his opponents in huge margins in the recently-concluded May 11 national elections in the Philippines. Duterte is the first mayor to jump into the presidential race and won the election.

Leaders of congress, judiciary, and the members of diplomatic corps are among those invited to the simple and unique inauguration as the 16th president of the Philippines.

Also, the inauguration day of Duterte was not declared a holiday, and the classes and works are going to flow normal. Duterte’s guest list was cut down to 627 as the inauguration will take place in Malacanang. Traditionally, the president’s inauguration was conducted in the spacious Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park. However, Duterte decided to be different. Furthermore, Duterte will have a separate inauguration with the vice president-elect Leni Robredo.

Duterte is expected to arrive in Malacanang at 10:30 AM PST. Duterte will take his oath at 11:45 AM at the Rizal Hall.

Here’s the full program of the inauguration:

Program

Philippine National Anthem

Ecumenical Prayer

Musical Number

Reading of the Resolution of Both Houses No.1 by Senate President Franklin M. Drilon

Administration of the Oath of Office to the President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte by Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes

Signing of the Oath of Office

Inaugural Address by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Oath-taking of the Incoming Cabinet Officials

Full Military Honors for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Malacañan Palace Grounds

The President Duterte inauguration 2016 live stream is available on Facebook.com.