Agila Pilipinas

San Fernando, Cebu mayor wounded in ambush in Talisay

Three bodyguards killed, two other companions injured (Eagle News)—Three people were killed after San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya’s  vehicle was ambushed in Talisay, Cebu on Tuesday, Jan. 22. According to the police, the three fatalities were bodyguards of Reluya, who survived the ambush in Barangay Linao, Talisay City, around 6 p.m. but was wounded. Two of Reluya’s companions  were also injured. They have not yet been identified. The ambush took place after San Fernando Councilor […]

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo arrested in Albay

(Eagle News) — Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo was arrested by authorities on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for alleged illegal possession of firearms. Baldo, who was tagged by the police as the mastermind in the killing of Rep. Rodel Batocabe in December last year, was arrested after authorities said they recovered two caliber .45 pistols, a magazine for an Uzi  loaded with 7 live ammunition, eight live ammunition for a cal. 45 pistol, and live ammunition for an […]

Baguio temperature drops to 10.4 degrees Celsius

(Eagle News) — Baguio City registered its lowest temperature for this month, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. The Civil Defense of Cordillera, based on the monitoring of the PAGASA Baguio Synoptic Station, said the 10.4 degrees Celsius temperature was recorded at 6 am. PAGASA said this was colder than the 13.2 degrees Celsius Baguio registered yesterday, January 21. According to PAGASA, this was due to the northeast monsoon or “Amihan” […]

Two earthquakes hit Sarangani

(Eagle News) — Two earthquakes jolted Sarangani, Davao Occidental early Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The first earthquake, a 5.1-magnitude one, struck at 12:47 a.m. Its epicenter, PHIVOLCS said, was located 249 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. A magnitude 4.1 quake hit the province an hour later, PHIVOLCS said. It said the epicenter of the second earthquake was located 267 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. PHIVOLCS said both earthquakes were tectonic […]

DILG: 5 mayors may face admin sanctions, 6 to get written admonition over absence in their areas during onslaught of “Ompong”

Reasons given by four other mayors for re-validation (Eagle News)—Five mayors who were not in their respective areas of jurisdiction during the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” may face administrative sanctions after the reasons they gave for their absence were found to have been “inadequate and unjustified.” “Despite having knowledge of the impending typhoon and the DILG advisory, said mayors were not in their post during the typhoon. Such act on their part may be considered […]

Bahagi ng Surigao Del Norte niyanig ng 3.4 magnitude na lindol

(Eagle News) — Niyanig ng magnitude 3.4 na lindol ang bahagi ng Surigao Del Norte. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, naitala ang epicenter ng lindol sa layong dalawang kilometro sa timog Silangan ng Socorro bandang 11:32 kagabi. May lalim na 101 kilometro ang lindol at tectonic ang origin. Wala namang napaulat na pinsala sa mga ari-arian dahil sa pagyanig at wala ring inaasahang aftershocks.

In photos: Cotabato residents arrive in droves to vote in BOL plebiscite

(Eagle News)–In these pictures taken by Eagle News reporter Jerold Tagbo, Cotabato residents are seen arriving in droves in polling precincts to vote in the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. President Rodrigo Duterte himself had vouched for the ratification of the BOL in a speech in Cotabato days before the plebiscite, saying it was the only way peace could be attained in Mindanao.

Class suspensions for Monday, Jan. 21

(Eagle News)–Classes were suspended in several areas on Monday, Jan. 21, due to the bad weather brought by Tropical Depression “Amang.” Below is a list: Maasin, Leyte- preschool to primary level, public and private Ormoc, Leyte – preschool to senior high, public and private Palo, Leyte – elementary to high school Tacloban City, Leyte – all levels, public and private Masbate – all levels, public and private Biliran – all levels Camarines  Sur – all […]

Heavy rainfall warning, itinaas ng PAGASA sa ilang lalawigan sa Visayas

(Eagle News) — Itinaas ang heavy rainfall warning sa mga lalawigan sa Visayas dahil sa tuluy-tuloy na malakas na buhos ng ulan na nararanasan dahil sa bagyong Amang. Sa heavy rainfall warning ng Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), itinaas ang yellow warning level sa Northern Samar kaninang alas singko ng umaga (5:00AM). Alas 5:30 naman ng umaga ng itaas rin ang yellow warning level sa Samar at Eastern Samar. Nagbigay naman ng […]

Guevarra to NBI: Probe killing of former Cebu prosecutor

(Eagle News) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday, Jan. 18, ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the killing of former Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro. Guevarra said he made the directive for the NBI to “identify the perpetrators at the soonest possible time” in a text message to reporters. Castro was shot dead as she was driving her Nissan Juke vehicle on Escario St. on Thursday, Jan. 17. The police […]

DOTr hails Clark airport guard for returning wallet containing P182,000

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation on Friday, Jan. 18, lauded a guard at the Clark International Airport after she returned a wallet containing almost P200,000 which she found in the airport premises. Citing a report from Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President Jaime Alberto Melo, the DOTr said Lorna Brinosa, 39, found the wallet with P182,000 in cash on the floor of a nearby light post at the landside commercial area of the airport terminal. She […]