Category Archives: NATION


UPLB’s Mt. Mayon discovery ‘a breakthrough’ for PH, Asean

 August 12, 2021

MANILA – The discovery of bacterial species with antibiotic and anti-cancer properties from the soils of Mt. Mayon Volcano is a breakthrough for both the Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).”These bacterial isolates may be turned into potentially useful… Read More

Philippine population stands at 109 million as of May 2020

PH population stands at 109 million as of May 2020

 July 7, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved Proclamation 1179 declaring the Philippines’ official population count at over 109 million in 2020.The Philippines had a total population of 109,035,343, as of May 1, 2020, according to the latest presidential proclamation inked on… Read More

MT. BULUSAN UPDATE: Pilots told to avoid flying close to volcano’s summit

Phivolcs strictly bans entry into Bulusan’s 4-km danger zone

 May 14, 2021

LEGAZPI CITY– After seven months, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has again strictly prohibited entry into the four-kilometer permanent danger zone (PDZ) around Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon after Alert Level 1 has been raised when it shook over a hundred times… Read More