TROPICAL DEPRESSION. The low pressure area east of Mindanao has developed into a tropical depression and was named “Bising,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 p.m. weather advisory Friday, February 3.

DISMISSED. The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas

sacked Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano Gica for allegedly tampering with a restaurant receipt in 2014.

WARM WELCOME. Filipinos who wish to travel or live in the United States for whatever reason can do so, the US State Department said Friday, February 3.