Provincial News

PNP: Over P2 million worth of shabu seized in Cavite buy-bust; 5 nabbed

(Eagle News) — Authorities seized over P2 million worth of illegal drugs in a recent buy-bust operation in Cavite. According to the Philippine National Police, also arrested during the operation in Trece Martires were Kadir Disimban Batao, 26; Cosain Pablo Bangon, 66; Hakim Disimban Batao, 24; Mobarak Disimban Batao Jr., 22; and Mobarak Dida Batao, 58. “Police are now identifying their possible cohorts in this illegal business,” PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said. […]

Number of people injured in vessel fire off Real, Quezon rises to 29

(Eagle News) — The number of people injured in a fire that engulfed a vessel off Quezon has risen to 29. The Philippine Coast Guard gave the update, as it clarified that the number of people on board MV Mercraft 2 when it caught fire in waters off Real on Monday, May 23, was 157, not 134. Of this number, the PCG said apart from the 29 injured, 121 were uninjured, while seven died due […]

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Tuesday, May 24. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 10:58 a.m. The epicenter was 142 kilometers southeast of Sarangani Island. The depth of focus was 105 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Monday, May 23. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 1:37 p.m. The epicenter was 238 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was nine kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

PNP: P3.4 million worth of shabu seized in Bocaue buy-bust; 3 nabbed

(Eagle News)–Authorities seized P3.4 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Bulacan, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, also nabbed in the operation along Macarthur Highway, Barangay Bunlo in Bocaue on May 18 were Jayson Falcon, Edwardo Elgarlino, and Sarah Panganiban. No other details were made available. PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao said the suspects will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.  

4.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental

(Eagle News) — A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental on Friday, May 20. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 5:12 p.m. The epicenter was 114 kilometers southeast of Tarragona. The depth of focus was 36 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Masbate

(Eagle News) — A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Masbate on Wednesday, May 18. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 9:38 a.m. The epicenter was 7 kilometers northeast of Mobo. The depth of focus was five kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity Intensity V – Masbate City Instrumental Intensities: Intensity V – Masbate City Intensity I – Passi City, Iloilo No damage to property nor aftershocks were […]

4.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental early Friday

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental early Friday, May 13. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake, an aftershock of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the province on August 12, hit at 12:14 a.m. The epicenter was 156 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso. The depth of focus was 34 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Northern Samar

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Northern Samar on Wednesday, May 11. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 5:24 p.m. The epicenter was 59 kilometers northeast of Mapanas. The depth of focus was 20 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Benjamin Magalong to return as Baguio mayor

(Eagle News) — Benjamin Magalong will return as Baguio City’s chief executive after he was proclaimed the winner of the mayoralty race by the Commission on Elections. Reelectionists Faustino Olowan and Mark Go also retained their vice mayoral and congressional posts, respectively. In a statement, Magalong, a former chief of the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, thanked his supporters for their trust. “I am inspired to serve you even better and set […]

Three security guards shot dead at Philippine polling station

  by Ferdinandh Cabrera with Cecil Morella in Manila Agence France Presse Three security guards were killed Monday when gunmen opened fire at a polling station in a restive region of the southern Philippines, police said, as millions of Filipinos voted in national elections. Elections are a traditionally volatile time in a country with lax gun laws and a violent political culture, but police said this season had been comparatively peaceful. The deadly shooting happened […]