Agila Pilipinas

President Duterte visits soldiers in Sulu

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Monday, July 13, Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel in Jolo, Sulu. The President’s visit to members of the 11th Infantry Division (11ID) at the Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Headquarters (KHTBH) came two weeks after four soldiers were gunned down by policemen there. A police report from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said the “armed men” who identified themselves as soldiers fled upon arrival at the Jolo […]

4.0-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental early Tuesday

(Eagle News)–A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Tuesday, July 14. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 12:46 a.m., had its epicenter 346 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. It had a depth of 43 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

4.1-magnitude quake hits Ilocos Sur

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Ilocos Sur early Monday, July 13. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 4:13 a.m., had its epicenter 67 kilometers northeast of Candon. Depth of focus was 16 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

PCG files raps vs thermal energy company, its two officers over oil spill in IIoilo

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Coast Guard has filed criminal charges against a thermal energy company and two of its officers following an oil spill in Iloilo on July 3. The PCG said  the charges for violation of Section 107 of Republic Act (RA) 8550 or The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, as amended by RA 10654 on aquatic pollution were filed against  AC Energy Inc. president John Eric Francia, and Power barge number 102 Plant Manager, […]

Customs bureau seizes kush, drug paraphernalia at Clark port

Consignee arrested (Eagle News)–The Customs bureau has seized kush and drug paraphernalia at the port of Clark recently, leading to the arrest of the consignee. The bureau said the shipment that arrived from Germany on June 25 was said to contain gifts, letters and photos, but upon physical examination, yielded 4.5 grams of the illegal drug, 82 rolling papers, one used smoking pipe, one  red herb grinder, among others. The consignee, who was not identified, […]

DOTr: Clark airport’s passenger terminal building now 99.14 percent complete

(Eagle News)–The Passenger Terminal Building of the Clark International Airport is now 99.14 percent complete. This is according to the Department of Transportation, which said the information was as of June 30. The DOTr said construction work for the project under the “Build, Build, Build” program is being rolled out at an “accelerated pace.” The DOTr made the statement days after the government lifted the ban on non-essential foreign travel by Filipinos amid the COVID-19 […]

DILG issues show-cause orders vs 8 barangay captains in Cebu City

(Eagle News) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued show-cause orders against eight Cebu City barangay chiefs. Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the barangay chairs, whom he did not name, were given 48 hours to explain their alleged failure to implement community quarantine protocols. “Mayroon pong mga kapitan na tinolerate nila ‘yung pa-basketball, violation ng curfew. Mayroon pong mga illegal na cockfighting na nangyari,” Malaya said. He said if the allegations […]

South Cotabato town mayor shot dead

(Eagle News)–The mayor of a South Cotabato town was shot dead on Friday, July 10. The police said Sto. Niño Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr. was visiting an infrastructure project in Purok Libertad, Barangay Poblacion past 7 a.m. when he was shot. He was rushed to a nearby medical facility but was declared dead on arrival. Matinong was reportedly included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s narco-list in 2016. Matinong, however, has denied the allegations.

4.7-magnitude quake hits Davao del Sur early Friday

(Eagle News)–A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck Davao del Sur early Friday, July 10. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 2:51 a.m., had its epicenter 11 kilometers southeast of Kiblawan. It had a depth of 16 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity III – Kidapawan City; Koronadal City; Tupi, South Cotabato; Malungon, Sarangani Intensity II – Alabel, Sarangani Intensity I – General Santos No damage to […]

4.1-magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental early Thursday, July 9. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 12:32 a.m., had its epicenter 83 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso. It had a depth of one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.  

Baguio court issues arrest warrants vs three PMA cadets, others over death of Darwin Dormitorio

(Eagle News)–A Baguio court has issued warrants of arrest against three Philippine Military Academy cadets who were indicted over the death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Apart from the warrants against Cadets Shalimar Imperial Jr. and Felix Lumbag Jr. for hazing and murder charges, and against Cadet Julius Carlo Tadena for hazing and “less physical injuries,” the Regional Trial Court First Judicial Region Branch 5 of Baguio City issued warrants of arrest against former […]

Cebu Pacific releases updated list of domestic flights for July

(Eagle News)–Cebu Pacific on Wednesday, July 8, released its list of domestic flights for July. The airline said all other domestic flights that were previously listed but no longer figure in this new list have been cancelled: LUZON Manila-Cauayan-Manila 3x weekly (Tue/Thu/Sat) Manila-Legazpi-Manila 4x weekly (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun), until July 14; 1x daily (Starting July 16, To be confirmed) Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila 2x weekly (Mon/Thu) Manila-San Jose-Manila 2x weekly (Tue/Sat) Manila-Tablas-Manila 2x weekly (Wed/Sun) Manila-Virac-Manila 2x weekly (Mon/Fri), […]