Agila Pilipinas

Galvez eyeing to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao; cites gains

  (Eagle News)—Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez is eyeing to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao once it lapses in December. Galvez made the comment as he touted the gains of the imposition of martial law in the southern part of the country in a nationally televised press conference. “Martial law has led to increased tourist and economic activity in Mindanao, especially in areas previously thought of […]

Special non-working holidays declared in several provinces

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the declaration of 17 special non-working holidays in several provinces across the country. Below is a list of the laws signed by Duterte on Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, and the corresponding holidays:   RA 11113: Declaring March 24 of every year a special non-working holiday in Ligao City, Albay in commemoration of its founding anniversary RA 11114: Declaring December 8 of every year a special non-working holiday in Agoo, La […]

Bulacan court denies Palparan’s appeal of decision convicting him

(Eagle News) — The Malolos Regional Trial Court has denied former Major General Jovito Palparan’s appeal for it to overturn its earlier decision finding him guilty of serious illegal detention and kidnapping charges in connection with the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno. In his 60-page appeal filed on Sept. 19, Palparan noted what he said were the flawed testimonies that the court cited in sentencing him to reclusion perpetua, […]

Paglilinis sa El Nido, Palawan bago matapos ang 2018, target ng DENR

(Eagle News) — Target ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources na tuluyan nang alisin ang anumang uri ng business establishments sa mga sikat na tourist spot gaya sa El Nido, Palawan. Ayon kay DENR MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry Adornado, ipapatupad ito sa mga easement zones at forestland sa lugar alinsunod na rin sa ibinigay na direktiba ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Partikular na aayusin ng opisyal ang Bacuit Bay bago matapos ang taon. Bunsod […]

US officially turns over historic Balangiga bells to PHL

(Eagle News) — The historic Balangiga bells have officially been turned over to the Philippines. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato made the announcement in a social media post. According to Cato, Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez was at the Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming for the official turnover with US Defense Secretary James Mattis. “We return the bells of Balangiga to our ally and our friend, the Philippines. We pick […]

PCCI: Hotels, resorts, others to suffer with complete shutdown of El Nido, Coron

(Eagle News) — “Legitimate industry stakeholders” such as hotels and resorts, among others, will suffer the most from cancellation of bookings and reservations in El Nido and Coron, Palawan if they are closed for rehabilitation, thePhilippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said. In a statement, the PCCI said a closure, which the government undertook in Boracay, will “also affect a lot of local livelihoods and jobs.” According to PCCI, “tourist arrival in El Nido […]

Dragnet ops on vs perpetrators of La Union ambush that left municipal vice mayor, aide dead

(Eagle News) — The police have launched dragnet operations against those behind the ambush  of Balaoan, La Union Mayor Aleli Concepcion and her father, Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The attack that took place in Barangay Antonino at 8:22 a.m., according to Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde, left the vice mayor and his aide, Michael Ulep, dead. The Balaoan mayor, for her part, survived the attack and is being treated in the […]

Look: Mga maaaring pasyalan sa Tanay, Rizal

(Eagle News) — Ang bayan ng Tanay ay matatagpuan sa lalawigan ng Rizal, kung saan ay isa ito sa malaking bayan na malapit sa Metro Manila na mayaman sa magagandang atraksyon para sa mga turista. Kung ikaw ay manggagaling ng Metro Manila ay halos dalawang oras lamang na biyahe hanggang sa mismong centro ng bayan nito. Ang pagdaan naman sa Marcos Highway, Marikina City ang pinakaaccessible na daan dahil pagsapit sa Cogeo, Antipolo ay wala […]

Lacson criticizes DPWH for “lack of planning” in BLISTT project in CAR

(Eagle News) — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday, Nov. 14, criticized the Department of Public Works and Highways for a road project in the Cordillera Administrative Region that he said lacked planning. In a statement, Lacson said the DPWH did not consult  the Mines and Geosciences Bureau prior to the construction of the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Circumferential Road. He said the MGB could have warned that parts of the roads under BLISTT are in landslide-prone areas. […]

Driver of SUV with plate number “8” in viral road rage videos nabbed

(Eagle News) — Authorities on Tuesday, Nov. 14, arrested the man behind two road rage incidents–one in Quezon City and later in Pampanga. The police identified the suspect who was driving a sport utility vehicle with the plate number “8”–given to members of the House of Representatives— as Jojo Valerio. The SUV had harassed a motorist who had overtaken him on Congressional Ave. in Quezon City over the weekend. A day later, a man identified […]

Municipal mayor, vice mayor ambushed in La Union

(Eagle News) — The mayor and vice mayor of a municipality in La Union were ambushed on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Balaoan Mayor Aleli Concepcion and Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion were on board their vehicles on their way to the municipal hall when they were shot at by still unidentified men in Barangay Cabuuan at 8:10 a.m. The vice mayor and his daughter were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions, however, are not yet known. The […]

Pampanga solon denies owning SUV that figured in road rage incident in Angeles City

(Eagle News) — Pampanga 1st District Rep. Carmelo Lazatin II on Tuesday, Nov. 13, denied he owned the sport utility vehicle that figured in a road rage incident in Angeles. In the first place, Lazatin said based on the viral video that showed the Toyota FJ Cruiser in a heated exchange with a motorist in Balibago, the SUV’s plate number was issued to members of the 16th Congress. He said he was only recently elected […]