The SF-260 plane was on a training flight on Wednesday from Sangley airport in Cavite province, south of Manila, when it plummeted into a rice field in Bataan province.
The blackout hit as many people began returning to the capital for work and school after the Christmas and New Year break.
The 6.4-magnitude quake struck the mountain town of Dolores in Abra province late Tuesday, followed by numerous aftershocks over the rest of the night.
Most of the lawyers were apparently targeted for representing human rights defenders and activists.
Noru, the 11th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, is expected to bring heavy to torrential rains over the capital region and nearby provinces on Sunday afternoon.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake left at least four people dead and injured dozens in the Philippines, where the temblor set off landslides, damaged buildings and prompted terrified crowds to rush outdoors.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the namesake son of an ousted dictator, is sworn in as new president, in one of the greatest political comebacks in the country's recent history.
Chinese ambassador to the Philippines says bilateral relations between the two countries "will only become stronger" under the next administration.
Philippines wakes to a new but familiar political dawn after an election triumph by Ferdinand Marcos Jr paves the way for a once-unimaginable return to the country's highest office for its most notorious political dynasty.
Philippines overall situation is 'relatively peaceful' ahead of the May 9 general election, say police, despite some shooting incidents and other poll-related offences that they consider to be isolated.
Housing fire in densely populated capital Manila leaves eight people dead and 80 homes destroyed, officials say.
As Ferdinand Marcos Junior emerges as the frontrunner in the upcoming election, the spectre of his father's iron-fisted rule becomes all too real.
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