Agila Pilipinas

Farmers affected by Mayon danger zone defy ban to harvest crops

Legazpi City, Albay (Eagle News Service)— Albay residents affected by the evacuation being implemented around the Mayon volcano’s seven to eight kilometer extended danger zone asked that they be allowed to enter their villages just to harvest their vegetables and other crops planted within the danger area. The residents in barangay Matnog which is within the six-kilometer permanent danger zone seemed more concerned about harvesting their tomatoes and other crops, as they asked authorities to […]

Mayon volcano enters “critical stage” as crater glow is observed

  LEGAZPI City, Albay (Eagle News Service)-– Mayon Volcano is now considered under critical status after volcanologists observed a crater glow since Tuesday night. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Mayon Volcano on Oct. 15 entered the 31st day of being under observation. Phivolcs resident volcanologist Eduardo Laguerta said they noticed the crater glow at about 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. Wednesday morning (Oct. 15), but they believed that this may have started […]

Philippine Eagle spotted twice in 2 weeks on Samar Island

MANILA, Philippines — The elusive and critically endangered Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) was again spotted this year in the forests of Samar Island not once, but twice in two weeks, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Reports reaching the DENR’s head office in Quezon City said the raptor was seen by members of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and the Institute of Biology of the University of the Philippines-Diliman during their […]

Agri office bids to revive Kalinga orange

TABUK CITY, Kalinga (PIA) — The Office of Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG)  moves to revive the province’s once acclaimed Kalinga sweet- orange industry after years of pest infestation. Kalinga sweet- orange used to banner fruit stands here, and in major cities until the early ‘80’s for its distinct juicy and sweet taste before the  massive plant viral attach, according to agriculture authorities here.  Previous bids to revive the industry did not show remarkable results. For the […]