Agila Pilipinas

PNP: Witness alleges Baldo also planned to kill former Daraga, Albay Mayor Jaucian

(Eagle News)– Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo had also planned to kill former Mayor Gerry Jaucian, a police official said on Monday, Jan. 7. Quoting the statement of  Emmanuel Jaduvar, the police’s main witness in the killing of Rep. Rodel Batocabe, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director Chief Supt. Amado Corpuz said Baldo had offered P350,000 for the job to the same people who killed the congressman in December 2018. Batocabe’s security aide SP01 Orlando […]

5.4-magnitude quake jolts Zamboanga del Norte

(Eagle News)–A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Zamboanga del Norte on Monday, Jan. 7. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck 22 kilometers northwest of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte at 11:11 a.m. Intensity IV was felt in Zamboanga City, PHIVOLCS said. The quake, which had a depth of focus of 35 kilometers, was tectonic in origin. No aftershocks were expected.

126 killed, 75 injured due to “Usman”

(Eagle News)–Over 100 people were killed and more than 70 were injured after Tropical Depression “Usman” hit the country. Based on the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management’s latest count, as of 6 a.m. om Sunday,  deaths due to “Usman” reached 126 and 75 others were  injured in Regions IV-B, V, and VIII. Twenty-six people were also reported missing. According to the NDRRMC, 150,877 families or 657,777 individuals were affected in 952 barangays in Regions IV-A, […]

Two other suspects in Batocabe slay surrender to authorities

(Eagle News)—Two other suspects in the killing of Rep. Rodel Batocabe surrendered to authorities on Saturday, Jan. 5. Police said Rolando Aromado and Danilo Muella were the next to surrender after Henry Yuson, the alleged main gunman, and Jaywin Babor, the alleged driver of the getaway motorcycle used in the attack in December last year that also killed SP01 Orlando Diaz, Batocabe’s security escort, and injured six others. With Aromado’s and Muella’s surrender, only Daraga, Albay […]

PNP releases photos of suspects in Cotabato mall bombing

(Eagle News)—The police on Saturday, Jan. 5, released pictures of the suspects in the bombing of the South Seas Mall in Cotabato on Dec. 31. According to the Special Investigation Task Force South Seas, the suspects were caught by footage from the closed-circuit television cameras installed in the mall. One of the suspects, the one wearing a blue T-shirt, left the explosive in the mall, the police said. The other, the police said, served as […]

Another suspect in Batocabe slay surrenders

(Eagle News)—-Another suspect in the killing of Rep. Rodel Batocabe surrendered to authorities on Friday, Jan. 4. Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said Jaywin Babor, the alleged driver of the getaway motorcycle used in the murder in December last year, is now in police custody at Camp Crame. Babor’s surrender came a day after Henry Yuson, allegedly the main gunman in the killing of Batocabe, surrendered to authorities. Yuson had a standing warrant of arrest […]

Bilang ng mga nasawi dahil sa Bagyong Usman umabot na sa 122

(Eagle News) — Umakyat na sa 122 ang bilang ng nasawi dahil sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Usman. Ayon sa National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, sa naturang bilang 105 ang namatay sa Bicol Region kung saan 57 ay mula sa camarines sur na itinuturing na pinakamalalang nasalanta ng bagyo. Samantala, 18 ang naitalang nasawi sa albay, 15 sa Camarines Norte, walo sa Sorsogon at pito sa Masbate. Sa Northern Samar ay 13 ang naitalang […]

Main gunman in Batocabe slay surrenders

(Eagle News)-The main gunman in the killing of Rep. Rodel Batocabe has surrendered to the authorities. Henry Yuson, a former New People’s Army member, surrendered to the military in Albay on Thursday afternoon. Yuson was allegedly the main man who pulled the trigger and killed Batocabe in December last year. The other gunman, Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said, was Rolando Aromado. With the surrender of Yuson, who has a standing warrant of arrest […]

Daraga, Albay Mayor Baldo: I assert my innocence

(Eagle News)–Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo on Thursday, Jan. 3, denied he ordered the killing of Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his security escort, SP01 Orlando Diaz. “I did not order the deaths of anyone,” Baldo said after double murder charges were filed against him in connection with Batocabe’s and Diaz’s death, after a witness and some suspects pointed to him as the mastermind of the attack in December last year. Baldo also faces six counts […]

Death toll due to “Usman” rises to over 100

(Eagle News)–The number of fatalities due to Tropical Depression “Usman” has risen to over 100. According to the latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, of the fatalities, 105 were recorded in Bicol, 18 in Albay, 15 in Camarines Norte, eight in Sorsogon and seven in Masbate. The figure was more than 20 more than the 86 dead reported by the NDRRMC on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has said […]

Puwersahang pagpapalikas sa mga residente ng landslide-prone areas iginiit ni VP Robredo

(Eagle News) — Nais ni Vice President Leni Robredo na magkaroon ng mas mahigpit na pamamaraan ang mga lokal na pamahalaan upang mabalaan at mapalikas ang mga residente sa landslide-prone areas. Sa pagbisita ni Robredo sa barangay Patitinan, Sagñay sa Camarines Sur, sinabi nito na bagaman mayroong inilabas na warning para sa mga pamilya sa lugar, marami pa rin ang nagmatigas at hindi umalis dahil naroon ang kanilang mga hanap-buhay. Para kay Robredo, dapat umanong […]

Palace: Duterte to visit areas hit by “Usman” on Friday, Jan. 4

(Eagle News)—-President Rodrigo Duterte is slated to visit parts of the country that were most affected by “Usman” on Friday, Jan. 4. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the announcement on Thursday, Jan. 3. According to Panelo, among those the President was slated to visit were Bicol and Camarines Sur. “We will check on the stricken areas para malaman natin kung ano pang kailangan nating gawin,” he said. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the National Disaster Risk […]