DILG chief Abalos says another suspect in Degamo slay has surrendered

(Eagle News) — Another suspect in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has surrendered, Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos said. Abalos said the suspect, whom he did not identify, is now under the custody of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He said he would be turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation. With the recent arrest, authorities are  now only looking for four suspects who remain at large. Authorities have said ten […]

10 police officials get new posts in PNP reorganization

(Eagle News) — Ten police officials have been designated to new posts amid a Philippine National Police reorganization. The PNP said the following have been assigned to the following posts, after PNP Chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. approved the reorganization: Police Major General Oliver Alilis Enmodias  – Director for Research and Development Police Brigadier General Sidney Sultan Hernia – Director, PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group; Police Brigadier General Mafelino Aspero Bazar – Acting Deputy Commander, Area […]

PNP: Gunman in former Trece Martires Vice Mayor Lubigan killing nabbed

(Eagle News)–Authorities have arrested the gunman behind the killing of a Cavite vice mayor in 2018 in Trece Martires, the Philippine National Police announced. The PNP said  Ariel Fletchetro Paiton was arrested in Barangay Santa Ana, Antipolo on March 10, almost five years since the killing of then-Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan. The PNP said Paiton was nabbed by virtue of a warrant of arrest implemented by the Cavite Provincial Police Office. According to […]

Northeast monsoon affecting extreme N. Luzon: PAGASA

(Eagle News) — The northeast monsoon is affecting extreme Northern Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said, as a result, Batanes and Babuyan Islands will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Eastern Visayas, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, this time, due to the easterlies. Flash floods or landslides due to moderate to […]

4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Zambales

(Eagle News) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck Zambales on Thursday, March 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit 13 kilometers northeast of Masinloc at 12:21 p.m. The depth of focus was 24 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – City of Alaminos, and Binalonan, Pangasinan; City of San Fernando, Pampanga Intensity III – Mandaluyong; Quezon City; Taguig; Infanta, Aguilar, and Villasis, Pangasinan Intensity […]

Philippine social media users face barrage of bogus medical posts

by Lucille Sodipe and Faith Brown Agence France Presse Manila, Philippines (AFP) — Philippine vlogger Rosanel Demasudlay holds a heart-shaped “virginity soap” bar in front of the camera and assures her hundreds of YouTube followers it can be safely used to “tighten” their vaginas. The video is part of a barrage of bogus and harmful medical posts on social media platforms where Filipinos rank among the world’s heaviest users. Even before Covid-19 confined people to […]

DOJ panel indicts 7 Tau Gamma Phi frat members over Salilig hazing, neophyte’s injuries

(Eagle News) — The Department of Justice panel of prosecutors has indicted seven members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity over the alleged hazing death of Adamson student John Matthew Salilig and over injuries sustained by neophyte Roi Osmund Dela Cruz. According to the DOJ, prosecutors found probable cause to indict the following for violation of the Anti-Hazing Law of 2018: Earl Romero (Slaughter) Tung Cheng Teng Jr. (Nike): Grand triskelion Jerome Ochoco Balot (Allie) […]

PAGASA says La Niña has ended

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has said La Niña, or the cold phase, has ended. According to the weather bureau, most climate models predict  El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) neutral, neither El Niño nor La Niña, will be “favored from March through June with an increased likelihood of a transition to El Niño (warm phase) thereafter.” ENSO is a recurring climate pattern that involves changes in central and eastern tropical […]

Philippines, US to hold largest ever joint war games: officials

The Philippines and the United States will hold their largest ever joint military exercises next month, Philippine and US officials said Tuesday, as the longtime allies seek to counter China’s growing regional influence. A total of 17,680 soldiers will take part in the annual drills, which for the first time will include live-fire exercises in the disputed South China Sea and a simulated defence of a tiny Philippine island nearly 300 kilometres (190 miles) south […]

April 10, 2023 declared as non-working holiday

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos has moved the observance of this year’s Araw ng Kagitingan to April 10, Monday, instead of April 9, Sunday. The Palace referred to the President’s Proclamation No. 90 issued in November 2022 in making the announcement. According to the proclamation,  the declaration of April 10 as a non-working holiday this year is to “enable our countrymen to avail of the benefits of a longer weekend…” It said this was […]

CIDG: Complaints filed vs Teves’ secretary, five others arrested during Negros Oriental raids

(Eagle News) — Complaints have been filed against the secretary of Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. and five others  who were arrested during the recent raids in some of the congressman’s properties that yielded firearms and other weapons, the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said. The simultaneous raids were held in five different addresses in Basay and Bawayan City in Negros Oriental on March 10 on Sunday. The CIDG had said they […]

PNP: Rifle used to kill Degamo recovered

(Eagle News)–The rifle used in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has been recovered. The police said the rifle was retrieved from  the suspects. The Special Investigation Task Force (SITG) tasked to probe the case is also looking into the other firearms used in the March 4 attack. The police said it was also investigating the “original owner, seller, and buyer” of the vehicles used in the attack. Authorities have arrested at least […]