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LPA east of Aurora intensifies, becoming ‘Perla’ storm

MANILA, Philippines – PAGASA is now monitoring a typhoon 1,120 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora.

Around eight in the morning, the former low-pressure area became a tropical depression and was named “Perla,” according to the weather bureau today at eleven o’clock.

There is a force of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and a typhoon of up to 55 kilometers per hour.

It is said to be moving in a northwest direction at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.

There are no tropical cyclone wind signals in any part of the country at this time, but it is expected to weather in the northern part of the country before the weekend ends.

“[M] can bring ‘bad weather’ to Batanes, Cagayan (along the Babuyan Islands) and Apayao from Friday night to Saturday morning,” said PAGASA.

Sailing is particularly dangerous on small maritime vessels in the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon due to northeasterly surface windflow.

Bongbong’s poll protest vote postponed

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal adjourned yesterday to vote on October 15 on election protest by former Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr.. against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Last week, PET also deferred action on Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa’s report in a Marcos protest.

Caguioa was the member-in-charge of the case.

Caguiao submitted on September 9 its report on the results of the recount in three pilot provinces of Marcos which include Iloilo, Negros Oriental and Camarines Sur but has not yet been voted on by the High Court.

The result of the recount of votes in such provinces in the 2016 election will determine whether or not Marcos’ protest will be dismissed. If left untreated, PET will extend recount coverage to 24 provinces and cities covering the 30,000 election precinct.

Marcos filed in June 2016 an electoral protest to challenge Robredo’s victory, which garnered 260,000 votes in the presidential election.

2 PMA doctors may have been negligent in Dormitorio’s death

MANILA, Philippines – At least two doctors from the Philippine Military Academy will face charges related to the death of hazing victim Fourth Class Cadet Darwin Dormitorio.

Assisted physician Major Maria Ofelia Beloy and Captain Florence Apple Apostol will face criminal negligence under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code, according to Baguio City police director Police Col. Allen Rae Co.

According to a report by The STAR, Beloy and the Apostle confirmed Dormitorio died of cardiac arrest secondary to internal hemorrahage.

The Apostle and PMA hospital Commander Col. Cesar Candelaria.

It was September 18 when the PMA freshman died in the wake of mistreatment inside a premier military school.

Before his life was over, he was diagnosed with urinary tract infection and released, until he started vomiting in their barracks.

Earlier it was reported that Dormitorio was being punched, kicked and electrocuted allegedly by senior cadets.

The PMA is still in custody at the seven cadet-suspects who are being linked to the case, according to Co.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday added the latest suspect.

Although not named by Año, he is said to be one of those directly related to Dormitorio’s hazing.

Co said the seventh cadet was a third class cadet.

Take the names of Cadet Third Class Shalimar Imperial, Cadet Third Class Cadet Third Class Felix Lumbag and a “cadet Win” the letter written by Dormitorio about the pain endured.