Heavy rains raise La Mesa Dam water to above 69-meter critical level; but Angat dam level still down

  (Eagle News) – The strong rains in Metro Manila the past few days had benefited La Mesa Dam which now has a water level that has gone above the critical level mark of 69 meters as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 25. The La Mesa Dam water level was recorded at 69.20 meters from Monday’s 68.66 meters. In just 24 hours, the water level in La Mesa Dam in Quezon City had an additional […]

NWRB tells public, “Conserve water, hope for heavy rains” as Angat dam continues dip below critical level

  (Eagle News) – The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) advised the public to conserve water and to “hope for heavy rains” as the water level in Angat Dam continued to dip below the critical level of 160 meters as it registered a level of only 159.09 meters, resulting in a further decrease in the water allocation for Metro Manila and surrounding areas. “We again appeal to the public to conserve water and hope for […]

6 killed, 1 hurt in Caloocan fire

(Eagle News)–Six people were killed and another was critically hurt in a fire that hit a house in Caloocan on Sunday, June 23. Senior Insp. Michael Jacinto, chief of the intelligence and investigation unit of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Caloocan, identified the fatalities in the fire in Phase 8-b package 5, Block 59, Lot 6 as Eduardo Roxas, 8; Robert Basas, 10; Langguy Basas, 4; JP Basas, 2; Niño Basas, 3 monts old; and Maricel […]

DOJ joins nationwide earthquake drill today, June 20

(Eagle News) — Department of Justice employees led by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra took part in the nationwide earthquake drill  on Thursday, June 20. Guevarra himself led employees as they ushered out of the DOJ office in Manila, some with their hands on their heads, after the sounding of the fire alarm past 2 p.m. The participants went straight to the parking lot. After a few minutes, they went back to work. It was the […]

Eleazar sacks EPD director for alleged verbal, physical assault of policewoman

(Eagle News) — The director of the Eastern Police District has been relieved from his post. In a statement, National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar said he ordered the temporary transfer of  Brig. Gen. Christopher Tambungan  to the NCRPO following a complaint of physical and verbal abuse from Cpl. April Santiago. According to Eleazar, Santiago struck Tambungan in the head and hit her with a car door while hurling insults at her after […]

Manila Water starts rotational service interruptions Tuesday night as Angat Dam nears critical level

(Eagle News) – Manila Water started its rotational service interruption Tuesday night in its East Zone concession area as the water in Angat Dam in Bulacan nears its critical level. In an advisory, Manila Water said that its customers in the East Zone would experience rotational water service interruptions from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. ADVISORY: As a result of the reduction in water allocation from Angat Dam for both concessionaires, Manila Water will be […]

DOJ panel issues subpoena vs one of those charged in P1.8-billion shabu shipment

(Eagle News)–A Department of Justice panel has directed one of those charged in connection with the P1.8-billion shabu shipment seized in March to appear before it for the preliminary investigation. Julie Hao Gamboa was ordered to appear  on  July 5 and July 10 at 2 p.m., through her counsel Atty. Ciprialo Robielos III. The subpoena was signed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Clarisa Kuong, Assistant State Prosecutor Noel Antay Jr., and Assistant State Prosecutor Rodan […]

2 suspected members of Daulah Islamiyah nabbed in QC

(Eagle News)–Two suspected members of the Daulah Islamiyah were arrested in Quezon City over the weekend. Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said Arnel “Abu Mus’Ab” Cabintoy and Feliciano “Abu Muslim” Sulayao were arrested in Tandang Sora. “Both suspects yielded blasting caps and grenades when arrested,” Albayalde said. The two are facing charges for illegal possession of explosives.

Manila court convicts Aegis Juris member of obstruction of justice

Branch 14 Metropolitan Trial Court acquits Solano of perjury (Eagle News)–A Manila court has convicted a member of the Aegis Juris fraternity of obstruction of justice. John Paul Solano, the first conviction in the Horacio Castillo III case, was, however acquitted of perjury by Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 14. It was Solano who brought Castillo to the hospital after the University of Sto. Tomas law freshman collapsed due to injuries allegedly sustained during hazing rites […]

Some Maynilad customers in Caloocan, QC to experience water service interruptions on Monday, June 17

(Eagle News)–Some customers of Maynilad in Caloocan and Quezon City will experience water service interruptions on Monday, June 17. In Caloocan, Barangays 168, 170 to 178, and Pasong Putik will be affected from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Portions of Barangay 172, Kaligayahan and Pasong Putik in Quezon City will also be affected during the same time. Customers who have inquiries may contact the Maynilad hotlines: 1626 (Metro Manila) and 1800-1000-92837 (Cavite).  

Parañaque court clears brother, five others in slay of actor Ramgen Revilla

(Eagle News)–A Parañaque court has acquitted Ramon Joseph Bautista in the murder of his brother, actor Ramgen Revilla in 2011. Apart from Bautista, Branch 274 found  Roy Francis Tolisora, Glaiza Visda, Michael Jay Nartea, Jay Norwin dela Cruz, and Ryan Pastera not guilty of murder and of frustrated murder. Ordered arrested on the other hand was Ma. Ramona Belen  Bautista, sister of Ramgen. Bautista fled the country in November 2011 after she was tagged as […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over M. Manila, nearby areas

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over Metro Manila and nearby areas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said  moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are also expected over Bataan, Bulacan, Batangas and Laguna within the next hours. PAGASA said the same conditions are being experienced in Tanay, Rizal; Bamban, Concepcion, Paniqui in Tarlac; Mabalacat in Pampanga; San Antonio, Palayan, Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija; General Emilio Aguinaldo and Maragondon […]