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Good morning, I'm Stanley Palisada. Here are the stories that made it to ANC's Rundown.
Albay Province set to declare a state of calamity over the restive Mayon Volcano.
U.S. scientists declare the El Nino climate phenomenon has begun.
And former U.S. President Donald Trump indicted this time for alleged mishandling of classified government documents.
Albay's provincial government set to declare a state of calamity over the restive Mayon Volcano.
Bright orange lava flow seen on the volcano Thursday night.
The latest unrest comes after authorities raised the volcano's alert level to three, signaling an increased likelihood of a hazardous eruption.
State volcanologists say Mayon Volcano is already ripe for another eruption this year.
But they still hope the imminent eruption will still change its course.
The latest would be ten years after the last eruption.
The last time it erupted was 2018 and it's been five years now. So again, we're on the range.
Evacuation is expected to begin today for residents living inside the six kilometer permanent danger zone of the Mayon Volcano.
The provincial government of Albay has allocated 30 million pesos in calamity fund.
But local authorities are calling for more help to sustain the needs of the evacuees.
May evacuation na kami gagawin kasi talagang delikado din po sa tao natin.
Nagpiprepare na po tayo. May coordination na po din tayo sa DSWD para sa food pack nila po.
Kasi kung darating po sa seven kilometers, abot po kami ng 30,000 families pwede i-evacuate po namin.
Ang pinaka-kailangan po natin siyempre po pagkain.
Then siyempre ang isa pa po natin dahil wala pong magiging trabaho, yung mga pamilya.
Kung may mga bata na pwedeng magkailangan ng gatas, siguro medicine na rin po.
Kasi pag nasa evacuation center, siyempre ang dami pong tao, yung poa natin.
Siguro face mask na rin kasi hindi pa naman po natin binabaliwala yung COVID.
PHIVOX meanwhile appeals for calm as three volcanoes simultaneously show signs of increased activity.
Aside from Mayon, Taal and Mt. Kanlaon are both under alert level 1.
But PHIVOX says the scenario is not out of the ordinary.
The public though is still advised to remain vigilant and heed calls for evacuation.
We have 24 active volcanoes and there's always this possibility that, you know,
one or two volcanoes would be restive and would show some activity simultaneously.
So this is not surprising.
Kanlaon volcano, again, as I've said, it has always been active on alert level 1 since 2020.
Yesterday we only record one low frequency of volcanic earthquake,
which is lower than the nine volcanic earthquakes that we saw the day before.
The Philippine government together with several communities participate in the quarterly nationwide earthquake drill
to prepare for this so-called the big one.
Bianca Dava reports.
The national government underscored the need to further prepare communities
to mitigate the possible damage that could be caused by a massive earthquake.
On Thursday morning, the Office of Civil Defense conducted its second quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill this year.
The scenario, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Metro Manila.
Communities and offices at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City,
as well as participating government officials and personnel,
immediately did the duck cover and hold after hearing the warning.
Various scenarios were simulated, evacuation, search and rescue in collapsed structures,
and response to mass casualties.
Personnel of the Philippine National Police also participated in the drills
by evacuating to an open area at Camp Krame.
The OCD said, while the response of authorities and rescue units was commendable,
communities preparedness for the so-called big one must still be improved.
One way to do this is to ensure the safe construction and proper workmanship of buildings and homes.
Ngayon pa lang, importante ang engineering office na umikot,
tignan yung mga hindi safe na buildings, yan ang pwedeng gawin natin ngayon.
Yung mga bahay na maliliit na pwede mag-collapse kaagad,
talaking papel ng LGU rito, lalo na ang barangay.
Ang problema sa kahandaan ng mga gusali sa Metro Manila,
at lahat naman sa buong mundo gano'n,
yung residential building na non-engineered,
o luma ng mga mid-rise buildings,
yan po yung lumalabas na statistics.
Kung matutulog ang mga tao doon, doon ka mag-expect ng maraming casualty.
Pag sa araw naman, at may trabaho sila,
mababawasan ngayon yung casualty,
at pupunta sila sa mga opisina,
sa mga paktoryan na hopefully mas matibay.
In a study conducted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology,
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority,
and Japan International Cooperation Agency,
an estimated 60,000 people in Metro Manila,
Central Luzon, and Calabarzon will possibly die
if the big one will happen at night.
Another 120,000 are projected to go missing.
This is why the OCD also plans to conduct a night earthquake drill
to test the preparedness of the public
and the response time of night and early morning rescue units.
The nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill is a quarterly event,
with the next exercise set in September this year.
Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News.
An update on typhoon Chedeng now.
The storm maintains its strength and has possibly reached peak intensity.
But State Weather Bureau, Pagasa, says the storm remains far from Philippine landmass.
It was last spotted around 870 kilometers east of Central Luzon,
packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour
and gustiness of up to 160 kilometers per hour.
Chedeng is expected to exit the Philippines by Monday.
Pagasa adds while Chedeng will not directly affect the Philippines,
it may enhance the southwest monsoon,
bringing occasional rains in parts of southwestern Luzon.
In other news, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. denies he's pushing away China
while he's boosting ties with other countries.
Marcos spoke at an event hosted by a group that aims to promote better Philippine-China relations.
The president insists these relations remain fundamentally unchanged
despite recent maritime tensions between the two countries.
He notes Beijing has agreed to establish communication lines with Manila
to tackle their disputes in the West Philippine Sea.
Marcos's remarks followed his earlier statement
declaring his administration's neutral foreign policy.
Debris suspected to be part of a Chinese rocket
recovered in the waters near the Philippine province of Bataan.
The Philippine Coast Guard says the wreckage resembles the top section of China's Tianzhou rocket.
The debris is now in the safekeeping of the Coast Guard in Limay, Bataan.
China launched its Long March 7 rocket on May 10 in Hainan province.
The Philippine Space Agency had warned rocket debris
might fall into the waters near Zambales province.
Southeast Asian nations set for their first ever joint military drills in the South China Sea.
The exercise will take place in North Natuna Sea in September
comes amid Beijing's increasing aggression in the disputed waters.
ASEAN bloc observer Timor-Leste will also be participating.
Indonesia says the drills will focus on maritime security and rescue
and will not involve combat operations.
The ASEAN nations have held naval drills in the South China Sea
The ASEAN nations have held naval drills with the U.S. before
but never as a bloc on its own.
Beijing asserts ownership of most of the South China Sea
despite competing claims from other Southeast Asian nations including the Philippines.
The U.S. and U.K. announce an upgrade in ties
as they announce a new plan for economic cooperation
to counter what they called as growing competition from authoritarian states.
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
signed a so-called Atlantic Declaration at the White House on Thursday.
Under that pact, the two countries will partner on advanced technologies,
clean energy and critical minerals.
Sunak described it as a first-of-its-kind partnership that will boost economic security.
When it comes to technology that will shape the future
like semiconductors, quantum computing, artificial intelligence,
the U.K. and the U.S. are working together to make sure
they are developed safely and responsibly and jointly.
We're going to do more on joint research and development
to ensure the future we're building remains fundamentally aligned
with our value set in both our countries.
And we're doing more to prevent technologies that are invented
and developed in our countries from being used for military or intelligence purposes
by countries that do not share our values.
The long-standing military and security partnerships of the U.S. and the U.K.
have strengthened amid Russia's war in Ukraine
and China's more aggressive posturing in Asia.
Over now to the Philippine labor market.
The country's unemployment rate eased to 4.5% in April from 4.7% in March.
This translates to 2.26 million jobless Filipinos,
which is an improvement from the 2.42 million unemployed in the month of March.
The underemployment rate in April meanwhile rose to 12.9% from 11.2% in March.
This means more Filipinos are seeking to work for longer hours.
For April, the sectors that added the most jobs include wholesale and retail trade
and accommodation and food services.
Meanwhile, agriculture, manufacturing and construction lost the most jobs during the same period.
The Philippine Central Bank announces a widely anticipated cut in the reserve requirement ratio of banks.
The triple R refers to the amount of cash banks are required to hold as standby funds.
By cutting the RRR, banks can now lend more.
For universal and commercial banks, the cut is 250 basis points,
while for thrift, rural and cooperative banks, the reduction is 100 basis points.
Digital banks meanwhile will see their RRR lowered by 200 basis points.
The BSP though clarifies the lower reserve requirements do not constitute any shift in the monetary policy setting.
This comes ahead of the BSP's June 22 meeting,
with Governor Felipe Medalla saying policymakers will likely keep interest rates unchanged.
The driver's license backlog in the Philippines has ballooned to nearly 700,000.
Since May, the backlog almost tripled from 234,000.
Because of the massive card shortage, the Land Transportation Office has resorted to issuing driver's licenses printed on paper.
It also extended the validity of licenses that have expired starting April 24 until October 31.
But the Transportation Department assures the public the shortage will soon be addressed
as it eyes the procurement of at least 500,000 driver's licenses.
The agency also considered launching a digital driver's license, which earned the ire of a Philippine senator.
We all know that digitalization is the future of government transactions.
Ngunit ang digitalization ng LTO ay tagkat pa rin ng lungang problema
gaya ng backlog sa vehicle plates at license cards,
mabagal at unserviceable na portal, mahabang pila,
at matagal na turnover ng servisyo.
Ang LTO digitalization plan ay chaotic pa rin.
Kumbaga sa computer software, nasa beta phase pa rin.
The Land Transportation Office is also facing probe over undue payments to its contractors,
as well as corruption involving road transportation infrastructure projects.
The Philippine Environment Chief urging local manufacturers to do more in reducing plastic pollutants.
This is a recent study showing plastic waste is even present in Metro Manila's air.
Rafael Bosano reports.
A quick look at this creek in Manila shows it's choked by plastic waste.
But many scavengers usually ignore it.
Masaya lang po mga junk shop.
Tsaka bukod pa sa amin, sobra pong antala po sa amin dahil gilinis ka pa.
Tapos pag tinimbang po, napag-agang.
Baka wala pong bariya.
Baka pang ice tube bilhin natin at palamig lang.
Trash from creeks flows to rivers and eventually the ocean
To mark World Oceans Day on June 8, different sectors simultaneously collected trash along Manila Bay.
Aside from reducing pollutants from the coastline,
the activity aims to identify the type of waste that ends up in bodies of water.
Environment Secretary Tony Ululoy-Zaga reminds manufacturers they have a part to play.
If we can profile kung saan pong nanggaling itong mga to,
we can trace back where the prevention should actually happen.
They must also take responsibility for the impact nung ginagawa po nila.
Hindi po lang yung fence line nila talagang ipoprotecta nila.
We need to go beyond the fence line because the ecosystem that supports their business
is beyond their fence line.
And the communities that are supporting their business is also beyond their fence line.
Plastic pollutants are everywhere.
A study by the Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology
shows microplastics is present in Metro Manila's air.
Microplastics are a result of the degradation of larger pieces of plastic.
It is 0.5 millimeters or smaller in size, making it possible to be inhaled.
Aside from bacteria, viruses and other chemicals can latch on to microplastics.
Inhaling a large amount will stress the respiratory system.
Yung microplastics, hindi lang sa water.
Napansin niyo, pati sa hangin, numasama na rin.
To address that microplastics, dapat sa source natin sasagutin.
Hindi natin kagad malilinis dahil napakalito.
Wala tayong equipment to recover those microplastics.
Governments around the world have enacted laws and implemented initiatives
such as restricting or banning single-use plastics to reduce plastic pollution.
However, there is also a need to encourage a shifted behavior
for more people to recycle or consciously use more sustainable materials.
Rafael Bozano, ABS-CBN News.
We're taking a quick break.
Still to come, flights and outdoor events cancelled
as smoke from Canada's wildfires shrouds U.S. cities.
That's next on The Rundown. Stay tuned.
By a grand jury for alleged mishandling of classified government documents
and obstruction of justice, Trump wrote on his Truth social media platform.
The Biden administration has informed him of the indictment
over what he called was the boxes hoax.
He even claimed President Joe Biden has over 1,800 boxes of documents
in several locations.
Trump has been summoned to appear at a courthouse in Miami on Tuesday.
Sources said Trump is facing seven criminal charges or cases.
The criminal case brought by the U.S. Justice Department
stems from roughly 13,000 documents seized from Trump's Florida home
nearly a year ago.
President Biden asserted he did not interfere in the investigation.
Because you notice, I have never once, not one single time,
suggested to the Justice Department what they should do or not do
whether to bring a charge or not bring a charge.
Teleevangelist Pat Robertson, who brought the religious right wing
into the mainstream of U.S. politics, has passed away.
Now, Robertson is most known for starting the daily talk show
The 700 Club in 1966, which still airs today.
The one-time presidential candidate is a supporter of Donald Trump
creating a voter bloc instrumental in bringing the Republican leader
to power in 2016.
Heavy smoke from Canadian wildfires continue to choke U.S. cities,
halting flights and disrupting outdoor events.
In Washington, the air quality alert was raised to code maroon,
the highest category signaling hazardous conditions.
This prompted the White House to postpone an outdoor pride event.
A Major League Baseball game in the afternoon was also paused
due to the noxious heavy smoke.
Meanwhile, in New York, Governor Kathy Hochul reminds residents
not to be complacent as air quality levels continue to pose
The message is this is not over.
We might get a little respite, but I don't want people to let down
their guard and to become complacent about this
because we have to be prepared for the winds to shift.
This is the unknown.
This is the unknown.
We're tracking the large plume that is originating
from primarily Nova Scotia and also Quebec,
but also knowing that this is going to continue to have
a negative impact on our health.
And before we go, ABS-CBN News,
OB Ranger Project bags the Broadcast Innovation Trophy
at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Awards in Singapore.
The OB Ranger Project stemmed from the challenges
faced by ABS-CBN News amid the non-renewal of its franchise.
It's an innovation to operate multi-camera live coverages
without the usual equipment that relied on the franchise.
Also recognized in the award is ABS-CBN Global,
which snapped the Excellence Award for OTT platform
for its live streaming app, I Want TFC.
ABS-CBN's Big Dipper also earned the Innovation Award
for Audio Description, providing an inclusive viewing experience
for hearing-impaired audiences.
And that's the rundown.
I'm Stanley Palisada.
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