Agila Pilipinas

Comelec declares Mindanao, Abra, some towns in N. Samar, Isabela election hotspots

(Eagle News) — Mindanao, Abra and some towns in northern Samar and Isabela are now election hotspots. The Commission on Elections made the declaration on Tuesday, March 19, months before the elections slated in May. According to James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson, the decision to declare Mindanao an election hotspot was due to “serious armed threats” from members of the New People’s Army, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, the Abu Sayyaf, among others. Apart from Mindanao, Lope […]

4.0-magnitude quake jolts Sorsogon

(Eagle News)–A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sorsogon on Tuesday, March 19. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit 2 kilometers northeast of Bacon at 10:59 a.m. The quake, which was of tectonic origin, had a depth of focus of 110 kilometers. No damage nor aftershocks were expected.      

DOJ orders Dennis Sytin, two others to answer murder, frustrated murder raps filed vs them

(Eagle News)—–A Department of Justice panel of prosecutors has ordered Dennis Sytin to answer the complaint filed against him and several others in connection with the death of his brother, businessman Dominic, and the injuries sustained by another. Apart from Sytin, also ordered to appear before the DOJ headquarters on April 1  were Edgardo Luib and Oliver Fuentes alias Ryan Rementilla. “You are hereby warned that failure on your part to comply with this subpoena shall […]

Tagtuyot sa Rizal, ramdam na; mga may-ari ng irigasyon, bumibili na rin ng tubig

Ni Tantan Alcantara Eagle News Correspondent Eagle News – Ramdam na ang epekto ng El Niňo sa lalawigan ng Rizal. Makikita dito ang mga bitak na lupa at tuyong mga damo sa malawak na palayan. Bagama’t bumaba na ang level ng tubig sa mga irigasyon doon, tuloy pa rin ang pagtatanim ng mga magsasaka sa nasabing lalawigan. Hindi nagpa-apekto ang mga magsasaka sa init ng panahon at pagkatuyo ng mga pinanggagalingan ng tubig para sa […]

Dalawa patay sa pagsabog ng hinihinalang home-made bomb sa Batangas

Ghadzs Rodelas Eagle News Service Dalawa ang patay kabilang ang isang bata kasunod ng malakas na pagsabog sa isang compound sa Barangay San Roque, Santo Tomas Batangas ngayong umaga. Nasira ang bakod ng sinasabing blasting site kung saan nagkalat ang parte ng katawan ng di pa nakikilalang mga biktima. Patuloy pang inaalam ng pulisya at ng Bureau of Fire Protection kung ano ang dahilan ng nasabing pagsabog ng hinihinalang home-made bomb bandang alas 11. Sinasabing […]

NBI: 17-year-old suspect in Christine Silawan slay in custody

(Eagle News)–A suspect in the killing of Christine Silawan, a 17-year-old boy, is now in custody, the National Bureau of Investigation said. No details are available so far. Silawan’s lifeless body was found in a vacant lot in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu last week. Police said she suffered multiple stab wounds, and her head had been skinned, exposing her skull. Her trachea, esophagus and others were also missing. Earlier, authorities announced the arrest of a man who […]

4.4-magnitude quake jolts Ilocos Norte

(Eagle News)–A 4.4-magnitude quake struck Ilocos Norte on Monday, March 18. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck 16 kilometers southeast of Adams at 4:54 a.m. The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of focus of 18 kilometers. An intensity III was felt in Pasuquin, PHIVOLCS said. No damage nor aftershocks were expected.

2.5-magnitude quake hits Leyte

(Eagle News)–A 2.5-magnitude earthquake hit Leyte on Sunday, March 17. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck 8 kilometers southeast of Leyte at 10 a.m. The quake, of tectonic origin, had a depth of focus of 7 kilometers. No damage nor aftershocks were expected.

Military verifying reports Isnilon Hapilon successor killed in Lanao del Sur clash between terrorists, gov’t forces

(Eagle News)—The military is verifying information the supposed successor of Isnilon Hapilon, the emir of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, has been killed. The military said it had submitted samples from the body  suspected to be of Abu Dar based on the scars  to the Scene of the Crime Operatives. The dead man was one of the eight killed in a clash with government security forces in Tubaran, Lanao del Sur on Thursday, March […]

5.6-magnitude quake hits Sarangani

(Eagle News)—A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sarangani on Saturday, March 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 10 kilometers northeast of Alabel at 7:07 a.m. It had a depth of focus of 96 kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Intensity V – Koronadal City; Malungon, Sarangani Intensity IV – Alabel, Malapatan & Kiamba Sarangani; General Santos City and Tupi, South Cotabato Intensity III – Davao City; Glan, Sarangani;Tacurong […]

Primary suspect in gruesome killing of Cebu teenager arrested in Davao

(Eagle News) — The primary suspect in the gruesome killing of 15-year old Cebu teenager Christine Lee Silawan is now in police custody. The suspect, Jonas Bueno, was arrested by policemen in Davao City. Before this, police tracker teams have been scouring Sogod town in Cebu where informants say Bueno was last seen as of 6 p.m. of March 12. Bueno, along with brothers Junry and Jovy, had been also involved in the brutal killing […]