Agila Pilipinas

Thunderstorm advisory raised over parts of Mindanao

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been raised over parts of Mindanao. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected over portions of Davao Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat (Lebak, Kalamansig), South Cotabato (Koronadal, Tampakan, Banga), Davao del Norte (Kapalong), Davao de Oro (Pantukan), Agusan del Sur (Veruela), Sulu, Misamis Occidental (Baliangao, Plaridel), and Sarangani (Malungon, Alabel) within the next one to two […]

PHIVOLCS retains alert level 1 over Mayon with 3 rockfall events recorded in 24 hours

(Eagle News)–Three rockfall events were monitored at Mayon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1, was  the emission of sulfur dioxide. PHIVOLCS said the last measured emission was at  143 tons on  October 10. It said this was “below baseline average.” An inflation of the lower to middle slopes since July 2019, and an inflation from late 2019 to mid-2020 […]

3 more DFA consular offices suspend ops due to “Quinta” today

(Eagle News)–The Department of Foreign Affairs  suspended the operations of three more consular offices on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the inclement weather brought by Typhoon “Quinta.” The DFA said closed were its offices in San Pablo, Laguna; Lipa, Batangas; and Legazpi, Albay. The three consular offices, the DFA said, will resume their regular operations on Tuesday,  October 27. Affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are unable to avail of consular services due to the […]

Watch: Typhoon Quinta as it passes over Oriental Mindoro

(Eagle News) —  Typhoon Quinta battered Oriental Mindoro on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 with maximum sustained winds of 125 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h, and moderate to intense rains. In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the country’s weather bureau, PAGASA, said that typhoon Quinta maintained its strength and is now over Mindoro Strait. PAGASA said that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 is over the northwestern portion of […]

5 volcanic quakes, steam emission monitored at Kanlaon; alert level 1 in place

(Eagle News)–Five volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steam emission was also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the sulfur dioxide emission was measured at an average of 656 tons on October 13. A slight inflation of the lower and mid slopes since June, and an inflation on the lower to mid slopes that began on  June 21 […]

Watch: Fury of typhoon Quinta as it hit Sorsogon

(Eagle News) — In this video by Eagle News Service correspondent Joey Jardin, the fury of typhoon Quinta, with gusts of up to 180 kilometers per hour, can be seen as it battered Sorsogon on Sunday.  At that time, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 3 is hoisted over the area. As of Monday, Oct. 26, Quinta is passing through Oriental Mindoro. It is forecast to remain at typhoon category throughout its passage over Mindoro Island. […]

DFA consular office in Lucena closed today, Oct. 26, due to inclement weather

(Eagle News)–The Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular office in Lucena, Quezon is closed today, Oct. 26. The DFA said this was due to the inclement weather caused by Typhoon “Quinta.” The department noted that Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez has raised the alert status of the provincial disaster management center to code red through Memorandum Order No. 131. The consular office will resume its operations on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are […]

Four volcanic quakes, emission of sulfur dioxide monitored at Kanlaon; alert level 1 stays

(Eagle News)–Four volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said sulfur dioxide emission was also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the sulfur dioxide emission was measured at an average of 656 tons  on  October 13. A slight inflation of the lower and mid slopes since June, and an inflation on the lower to mid slopes that began on June […]

Rainfall advisory raised over parts of PHL due to Typhoon “Saudel” trough, tail-end of cold front

(Eagle News)–A rainfall advisory has been raised over parts of the country. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are being experienced in the northern portion of Palawan due to the trough of Typhoon “Saudel.” Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are expected over Occidental Mindoro and the rest of Palawan within one to two hours. In northern Luzon, PAGASA said moderate to occasionally heavy […]

PHIVOLCS retains alert level 1 over Kanlaon; 2 volcanic quakes, sulfur dioxide and steam emissions monitored

(Eagle News)–Two volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1, were steam and sulfur dioxide emissions. PHIVOLCS said the  emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 300 meters before drifting southeast, north and east was moderte. The sulfur dioxide  emission was measured at an average of 656 tons per day on  October 13. A slight […]

Customs bureau destroys P21 million worth of smuggled cigarettes, machines for counterfeiting cigarettes

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Customs has condemned over 2,000 packs of smuggled and fake cigarettes recently. In a statement, the bureau said apart from the 2305 packs  seized by personnel at the port of Manila on Oct. 19, condemned were machines used for counterfeiting cigarettes. All condemned items were worth P21 million and were destroyed at a rendering facility in Porac, Pampanga. According to the bureau, the condemnation was made possible by the combined efforts […]

Customs bureau destroys P10 million worth of illegally imported cosmetics, expired meds, others

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Customs has destroyed P10 million worth of illegally imported cosmetics, expired medicines and other goods. In a statement, the bureau said the 24.6 “hazardous and unsafe goods” intercepted by Ninoy Aquino International Airport personnel were destroyed in separate instances, on Oct. 17 and 19, at  the Integrated Waste Management Inc., in Trece Martires, Cavite. The bureau said the goods were imported without the necessary Food and Drug Administration  registration and permits. […]