Agila Pilipinas

NEU cares: University and its alumni members extend relief, other assistance to Taal Volcano eruption victims

  (Eagle News) — New Era University (NEU) and its alumni members on Saturday, Jan. 25, distributed relief goods and other assistance to affected residents of Batangas province whose lives were disrupted by the recent Taal Volcano eruption. “The New Era University is one with the Filipino nation in helping out our fellow men affected by the volcanic eruption,” NEU said in a release after its alumni association made the trek to Batangas to hand […]

Classes in Tagaytay to resume on Monday, Jan. 27

(Eagle News)–Classes in Tagaytay will resume on Monday, Jan. 27. The announcement was made by Mayor Agnes Tolentino in a letter to Rommel Bautusta, school divisions superintendent of Cavite. The resumption of classes comes weeks after Taal had a phreatic eruption, prompting a mandatory evacuation from Taal volcano island and, among others, areas within the 14-kilometer danger zone. PHIVOLCS has lowered Taal’s alert level 4 to 3 following a reduction in volcanic activity.

JUST IN: 4.1-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 10:47 a.m., had its epicenter 265 kilometers southwest of Sarangani. It had a depth of focus of 300 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

NDRRMC: Almost 100,000 families affected by Taal volcanic activity

(Eagle News)–Almost 100,000 families have been affected by Taal volcano’s activity, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m. report on Sunday, Jan. 26, the NDRRMC said  at least 376,327 people or 98,187 families were affected since Taal’s phreatic eruption  on January 12. The report said at least 135,365 people or 37,203 families are staying in 497 evacuation centers. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has lowered the alert […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over parts of Mindanao

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted 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 Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur within one to two hours. PHIVOLCS said the conditions were being experienced in Barobo, Tagbina, Hinatuan, Lingig, Lanuza, Cortes in Surigao del Sur and in nearby areas. “All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impact […]

PHIVOLCS lowers Taal Volcano alert level to 3

(Eagle News) — Taal Volcano is now under Alert Level 3, after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reduced its alert level because of decreasing volcanic activity. There is now decreased tendency for hazardous eruption. PHIVOLCS said that it had observed a reduced number of earthquakes in the area, as well as ground deformation. Ash eruptions also weakened and sulfur dioxide emissions have a decreasing trend, PHIVOLCS senior science research specialist Paul Alanis […]

3.7-magnitude quake hits Pangasinan

(Eagle News)–A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck Pangasinan on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 6:06 a.m., had its epicenter 75 kilometers southwest of Agno. Depth of focus was 15 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

PHIVOLCS lowers alert status over Bulusan, says volcano has returned to normalcy

Residents still advised to keep off 4-km permanent danger zone (Eagle News)–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has lowered the alert status of Bulusan volcano after a general decline in its activity but advised residents to still stay away from the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone. In its bulletin on Saturday, Jan. 25, PHIVOLCS said the alert level 1 (abnormal) previously hoisted over the volcano was now an alert level 0 after a decline to […]

Surigao del Sur under yellow warning level

(Eagle News)–A yellow warning level has been hoisted over Surigao del Sur. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said this means  flooding in flood-prone areas is possible. Meanwhile, heavy rains are affecting New Bataan, Maragusan, Pantukan, Mabini in Davao de Oro. PAGASA said these may persist for two to three hours.  

3.2-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

(Eagle News)–A 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 9:59 a.m., had its epicenter 171 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. It had a depth of focus of 50 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.  

Heavy rainfall warning hoisted over parts of Mindanao

(Eagle News)–A heavy rainfall warning has been hoisted over parts of Mindanao. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said an orange warning level was up over Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte, which means flooding is threatening in  low-lying areas and landslides are possible in mountainous areas. A yellow warning level, on the other hand, is hoisted over Agusan del Sur and Davao Oriental. Flooding is possible in flood-prone areas in these […]

4.2-magnitude quake hits Ilocos Norte

(Eagle News)–A 4.2-magnitude quake struck Ilocos Norte on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 5:08 a.m., had its epicenter 15 kilometers northeast of Carasi. It had a depth of focus of one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.