Mayor seeks source of dozens of dead pigs dumped in Marikina River

Mayor Marcelino "Marcy" Teodoro on Friday said people who threw the bodies of dead pigs in the Marikina River while the Agriculture department is dealing with African swine fever should be held accountable.
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Ara Mina Reacts To Ex-BF Jomari Yllana’s Relationship w/ Priscilla Almeda
This is the reaction of Ara Mina to the relationship of ex-boyfriend Jomari Yllana with Priscilla Almeda Actress Ara Mina gave her reaction to the relationship of her ex-boyfriend Jomari Yllana with returning actress Priscilla Almeda. The revelation of the relationship of Jomari and Priscilla, also known as Abby Viduya, came after the accusations from […] The post Ara Mina Reacts To Ex-BF Jomari Yllana’s Relationship w/ Priscilla Almeda appeared first on Philippine News.
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Brief encounter: Fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row
  MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino martial artist was prepared to give up his chance of winning a Southeast Asian Games title because he didn't want to wear underpants beneath his traditional loincloth. Crisamuel Delfin eventually picked up gold for his weapon-wielding anyo routine in the arnis competition, but only after he was persuaded to wear skimpy underwear to ...
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LIST: Road closures for 2019 MMFF Parade of Stars
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) urged motorists to avoid major roads in Taguig City for the Metro Manila Film Festival's Parade of Stars on Sunday, December 22. The Parade of Stars, to be hosted by the city of Taguig, will include floats with ...
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Duterte's economic team proposes P4.64-trillion budget for 2021
MANILA, Philippines – The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) proposed a national budget of P4.64 trillion for 2021 to support the government's anti-poverty and peace-sustaining measures. On Wednesday, December 11, the DBCC said the proposed budget is 13.3% or P540 billion higher than the P4.1-trillion ...
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Saudi Aramco shares rocket on debut after record IPO
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Saudi Aramco 's shares soared on their debut on the domestic stock exchange Wednesday, December 11, becoming the world's biggest listed company worth $1.88 trillion after a record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) . Aramco had priced the IPO at 32 riyals ($8.53) per share, raising $25.6 billion and ...
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Mico Palanca: Wake & Cremations Details Released by Family
The family of Mico Palanca released these details about his wake and cremation The details of the wake and cremation of the late actor Mico Palanca were recently released by his family. Many were shocked when news about the death of the brother of Bernard Palanca surfaced on news sites and social media. People believe […] The post Mico Palanca: Wake & Cremations Details Released by Family appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cagayan de Oro rolls out modern PUV fleet December 15
    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Northern Mindanao (Region 10) launched today this city's first modern transport system that will ply the national highway route starting December 15. The Oro Transport Services Cooperative (Orotsco) acquired 15 modern coasters as their first fleet for ...
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Abuse of power, obstruction: The charges against Trump explained
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he had abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine. The following defines the two charges based on historical background: Abuse of power  In the impeachment context, […] The post Abuse of power, obstruction: The charges against Trump explained appeared first on Interaksyon.
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CHR declaration on fossil fuel firms should lead to policies on climate change — green group
The Greenpeace Philippines head said the CHR pronouncement should prod policymakers to create measures to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the human rights harms resulting from the climate crisis.
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Karapatan officer claims getting death threats on International Human Rights Day
“He was asking where I live and said all the worst possible things that he/they will do to me.”
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Holi-slay the holidays: What Christmas is like for the drag queens at Nectar
MANILA, Philippines – One drag queen came as a Christmas tree, looking resplendent in glittery trinkets and lights. Another came as a balikbayan tita, ready to dole out wads of cash for Aguinaldo. Someone painted her face green as the Grinch. Of course, there was Mariah Carey – or, well, someone ...
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Global slowdown spoils Duterte's 8% GDP growth dream
MANILA, Philippines – The country's economic growth is unlikely to hit an all-time high of 8% anytime soon, as global forces  slap President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team with a reality check. The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) revised macroeconomic assumptions and fiscal growth targets in its 177th ...
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NEDA chief Pernia: Attaining poverty reduction target already a 'walk in the park'
Citing official data, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said about 5.9 million Filipinos have been lifted out of poverty last year, only about 100,000 shy of its target.
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Government tempers economic growth targets, preparing P4.64-T budget for 2021
The Duterte administration’s economic team tempered their growth targets for this year and for 2021 until 2022 to reflect recent developments at home and abroad.
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Legally yes, realistically no: Duterte's powers to take over water operations
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte can legally take over water operations, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Wednesday, December 11, even as he admits that the government is "unlikely" to be capable of taking over now. Guevarra was again forced to provide a legal justification to Duterte, after ...
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SNEAK PEEK: Starbucks Is Coming Out With Collapsible Cups This Week
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The Stars of Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas Answer 12 Questions of Christmas With SPOT.ph
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Congress made 'adjustments' in 2020 budget for gov't programs — Cayetano
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives made adjustments in the proposed 2020 national budget to fully implement government programs, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said.
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Photo: Witty Unclothed Barber While Cutting Customer’s Hair Goes Viral
Witty Barber Not Wearing Clothes While Cutting Customer’s Hair Goes Viral A witty photo of a barber went viral on social media where he was undress and fully naked while cutting his customer’s hair. Every barber has their own style to entertain its customers while cutting their hair. Some of them are telling conspiracy stories […] The post Photo: Witty Unclothed Barber While Cutting Customer’s Hair Goes Viral appeared first on Philippine News.
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2019 SEA Games Closing Ceremony (LIVE STREAMING)
Live Streaming of 2019 SEA Games Closing Ceremony 30th SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES – Watch and enjoy the live streaming of 2019 SEA Games closing ceremony. On Wednesday (December 11, 2019), the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will finally come to an end after two weeks of sports competition. Numerous athletes from different countries all around […] The post 2019 SEA Games Closing Ceremony (LIVE STREAMING) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Philippines dominates 2019 SEA Games with 149 gold medals
MANILA, Philippines --- There was no stopping the Philippine juggernaut in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. The Philippine delegation got off to a scorching start with 23 gold medals in just the first day of competitions and never hit the brakes on its way to the overall title with 149 gold medals. By Day 3, the Filipinos had already surpassed their tally from the 2017 Games. https://sports.inquirer.net/378422/duterte-offers-more-cash-bonuses-to-sea-games-medalists Filipino arnis athletes, who copped a total of 20 medals, delivered the most golds for the Philippines with 14 while athletics produced the most wins with 27 medals, 11 of which were gold. The Filipino jins a...Keep on reading: Philippines dominates 2019 SEA Games with 149 gold medals
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Media groups: State agents behind 69 cases of attacks vs journalists
MANILA, Philippines---At least 69 attacks and threats against journalists were linked to government officials and uniformed personnel since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016, a network of media organizations reported. In its report published on Tuesday, the Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network---a group composed of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), MindaNews, Philippine Press Institute (PPI), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)---documented 154 incidents of attacks and threats against news media from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019. The cases inc...Keep on reading: Media groups: State agents behind 69 cases of attacks vs journalists
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies 'genocidal intent' in Rohingya case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (UPDATED) – Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, December 11, denied "genocidal intent" as she defended Myanmar's military operation against Rohingya Muslims in the UN's top court. Addressing judges in The Hague, Myanmar's civilian leader admitted that the army may have used "disproportionate force" but ...
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LIST: Bank schedule for 2019 holidays
A number of banks have announced schedule adjustments for the holiday seasons.
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Villar told on galunggong comment: Of course we eat vegetables too
Amihan national chairperson Zenaida Soriano said that Villar’s suggestion is blind to social realities like high prices of food items other than galunggong, like rice and vegetables.
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10 of the Best Things That Happened in the 2019 SEA Games
Gold, sweat, and tears.
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Palace tells U2’s Bono: We continue to uphold human rights in PH
https://twitter.com/NCorralesINQ/status/1204669383877918721 MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine government continues to uphold human rights despite criticisms of widespread violations committed by President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacaang said Wednesday. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar issued the statement as U2's frontman Bono, who is in the country for the Irish rock band's first-ever concert, earlier sent a "soft message"to Duterte that human rights cannot be compromised. "He has his beliefs. We agree (on) the fact that human rights should be upheld. That's a policy of the government that we should protect every person. Human rights is sacred," he said in a speech in Malac...Keep on reading: Palace tells U2’s Bono: We continue to uphold human rights in PH
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UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry
BANGKOK --- Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, a report released Wednesday by UN agencies has revealed. Data compiled by the United Nations show slow progress and even backsliding in the areas of child wasting and stunting and other problems related to malnutrition. Worsening inequality means that despite relatively fast economic growth, incomes in the region are not increasing fast enough to help ensure adequate, nutritional diets for hundreds of millions still living in poverty, it says. The report urges that governments combine efforts to end poverty ...Keep on reading: UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry
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Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears
SYDNEY, Australia – Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday, December 11, demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike. Sydney has endured weeks bathed in toxic smoke as hundreds of blazes have raged across the countryside, with hospitals recording a 25% increase in the ...
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WATCH: Company surprises employees with over P500 million in bonuses
A real estate company brought more than Christmas cheer to its employees when its president gave them $10 million (over P500 million) in bonuses last Saturday, Dec. 7. St. John Properties had revealed that each of their 198 employees was to get a share of the bonus during their annual holiday party in Baltimore, Maryland, in the US. The employees discovered how much of the said bonus was in store for each of them when they opened a red envelope during the party, as seen in a video of the event. Everyone was surprised upon finding out their share, and some were even brought to tears when they saw the amount. https://vimeo.com/378316007 Each employee was paid a bonus solely bas...Keep on reading: WATCH: Company surprises employees with over P500 million in bonuses
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VIDEO: Vice Ganda Answers Miss Universe 2019 Q&A
Vice Ganda Answers Miss Universe 2019 Final Question VICE GANDA – ABS-CBN host Vice Ganda gave his own answer to the final question in Miss Universe 2019 pageant. Phenomenal star Vice Ganda is among the famous actor and comedian in the Philippines. He has starred on several box-office movies and currently one of the hosts […] The post VIDEO: Vice Ganda Answers Miss Universe 2019 Q&A appeared first on Philippine News.
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Sarah Geronimo & Matteo Guidicelli Sweet “Kissing” Moments
Here are some sweet moments from engaged couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli. SARAH GERONIMO – Here are some sweet and “nakakakilig” moments of celebrity engaged couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli. The celebrity couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli just recently announced their engagement and many people can’t help it but feel happy for […] The post Sarah Geronimo & Matteo Guidicelli Sweet “Kissing” Moments appeared first on Philippine News.
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United Nations says it cannot confirm Iran behind Saudi oil attack
UNITED NATIONS – The UN has been unable to confirm Iranian involvement in a dramatic attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, secretary-general Antonio Guterres said Tuesday, December 10.   Drones and cruise missiles were used in the September bombardment, which knocked out half of the kingdom's crude production and fueled a record surge in prices. Saudi ...
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Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations
THE HAGUE, Netherlands --- Former pro-democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi takes center-stage Wednesday at the U.N.'s top court as she seeks to defend Myanmar's armed forces against genocide allegations over its crackdown on the country's Rohingya minority. Representing Myanmar as foreign minister before the International Court of Justice, Suu Kyi will lead her country's defense of an armed forces' campaign against Rohingya Muslims in August 2017, which was launched in response to an insurgent attack. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape what has been described as an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes, killings, and the torching of homes....Keep on reading: Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations
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Acabado asserts ‘sworn duty’ to protect against kidnappings; gets support of police
MANILA, Philippines -- Police Brigadier General Reczon "Rex" Acabado has spoken out on the recent kidnapping along Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, late Monday evening, December 9. The incident was captured in a viral video showing a van speeding off as a woman struggled to escape from a side door, shrieking desperately for help from frightened bystanders. In a Facebook post published on December 9, Acabado decried the kidnapping as "unacceptable," emphasizing the police obligation to "protect our children." He called for unity among the force and highlighted the pressing need for increased police visibility, particularly at night. https://www.facebook.com/james.deakin/videos/75399...Keep on reading: Acabado asserts ‘sworn duty’ to protect against kidnappings; gets support of police
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Poe says former MWSS execs responsible for water shortage
MANILA, Philippines --- Water shortage occurred because former Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) executives allegedly ignored warnings of looming water shortage, Senator Grace Poe said Wednesday.   Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, said MWSS had long been informed of the possible lack of water supply yet they refused to take action on the matter.   "Alam mo kaya tayo nagkakaroon ng kakulangan sa tubig ngayon dahil sa mga nakaraang board ng MWSS. Matagal nang sinasabi sa kanila na magkakaroon ng kakulangan ng tubig. Mga ilang administrasyon na ang nakalipas, hindi sila umaksyon. Hindi sila pumayag magbigay ng permit kaya ng...Keep on reading: Poe says former MWSS execs responsible for water shortage
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Police Officers Shocks Poor Pedicab Driver Looking for Passengers
Video Footage of Police Officers Shocking Poor Pedicab Driver Elicits Comments Online CHRISTMAS SEASON – Several police officers shocked a poor pedicab driver looking for passengers and surprised him with ‘Aguinaldo’. Christmas season is one of the longest and biggest holidays celebrated not only in the Philippines but also in other countries around the world. […] The post Police Officers Shocks Poor Pedicab Driver Looking for Passengers appeared first on Philippine News.
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PNP can help Mangudadatu to get police escorts from PSPG
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it can help Maguindanao Rep. Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu get police officers for his security detail.   PNP Spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said Mangudadatu may send his representatives to the Police Security Protection Group (PSPG) to arrange for his police escorts.   "We can also help him arrange for a permanent security detail with the Police Security Protection Group which has the mandate to provide police security detail to government officials," Banac said in a statement.   Banac's statement cameafter Mangudadatu said he will request Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao to probe Magu...Keep on reading: PNP can help Mangudadatu to get police escorts from PSPG
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Senate ratifies 2020 budget despite alleged insertions
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate unanimously ratified on Wednesday the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. No senator objected when Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on finance, moved to adopt the bicameral conference committee report on the budget. This, despite Senator Panfilo Lacson's earlier allegation that the House of Representatives made last minute insertions on the budget before the bicam approval. The House also ratified the bicameral report. Now that the budget bill was ratified by the two chambers, it can now be transmitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for signature....Keep on reading: Senate ratifies 2020 budget despite alleged insertions
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Court junks election protest vs Rizal town vice mayor
MANILA, Philippines – The San Mateo Regional Trial Court dismissed an election protest filed by Cecilio Hernandez, former mayor of Rodriguez, Rizal, against pastor-turned-politician Anecito Lirazan. Presiding Judge Josephine Fernandez, in a decision penned on Tuesday, December 10, said the poll protest was junked for "lack of merit." A copy of ...
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Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano
WHAKATANE, New Zealand – Fears of another eruption at the New Zealand volcano believed to have killed 15 people made it too dangerous for emergency teams to recover bodies, police said Wednesday, December 11, as doctors fought to save survivors who suffered horrific burns. The official death toll after Monday's explosion on White Island ...
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5 songs that changed Ebe Dancel's life
MANILA, Philippines – Before Ebe Dancel became the Ebe Dancel we know today, he was the unknown frontman of an unheard-of band called Sugarfree. At their first gig, they played to only 10 people – 5 of whom were part of the band playing after them. The rest of the ...
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Crowned Prince in Abu Dhabi Visit a Girl After Failing to Shake Its Hands
Abu Dhabi Crowned Prince Visits Girl’s Home After Failing to Shake Her Hand A young girl in Abu Dhabi went viral after the Crowned Prince of Abu Dhabi visited her home after failing to shake her hand in an event. A little girl who was reportedly heartbroken after she unsuccessfully tried to shake hands with […] The post Crowned Prince in Abu Dhabi Visit a Girl After Failing to Shake Its Hands appeared first on Philippine News.
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Here's How to Score a Sweet Deal on Cakes This Holiday Season
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Rappler animated film about Filipina jailed with her baby wins Best Documentary Award
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) chooses the Rappler animated film, Imprisoned: Raising my baby behind bars  winner for the Best Documentary on Migration in the 2019 Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards. According to the CFO, this year’s awardees were chosen for having raised public awareness on issues on Filipino ...
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Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice
Sankt Leonhard im Pitztal, Austria | AFP | Wednesday 12/11/2019 - 11:13 UTC+8   In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector --- but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back.   Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnenmountain lift company, which is trying to win approval for a new ski area to connect the Pitztaler glacier to the neighbouring Oetztal formation.   Even though the last winter season saw Austria break records for accommodation booked, visitor numbers have stagnated in Schultes' nativ...Keep on reading: Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice
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LRT-1 extends operating schedule for 1 more hour for holidays
MANILA, Philippines --- Passengers of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) may now enjoy staying out late this holiday season as the train line added another hour to its operating schedule. The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has extended anew its operating hours to accommodate more passengers amid the holiday rush. "We have added an extra hour in our last train schedule to accommodate everyone this holiday season," LRMC Corporate Communications Head Jacqueline Gorospe told reporters in a Viber group on Wednesday. From Monday to Saturday, the last trip from Baclaran station in Paraaque City will leave at 11 p.m. from the previous 10 p.m. departure while the last train from Roo...Keep on reading: LRT-1 extends operating schedule for 1 more hour for holidays
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BREAKING NEWS: 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Leyte
Southern Leyte Hit by Earthquake with 3.5 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.5 magnitude quake in Southern Leyte today, December 11, 2019. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different […] The post BREAKING NEWS: 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Leyte appeared first on Philippine News.
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