Provincial News

DILG chief Abalos says another suspect in Degamo slay has surrendered

(Eagle News) — Another suspect in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has surrendered, Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos said. Abalos said the suspect, whom he did not identify, is now under the custody of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He said he would be turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation. With the recent arrest, authorities are  now only looking for four suspects who remain at large. Authorities have said ten […]

CIDG: Complaints filed vs Teves’ secretary, five others arrested during Negros Oriental raids

(Eagle News) — Complaints have been filed against the secretary of Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. and five others  who were arrested during the recent raids in some of the congressman’s properties that yielded firearms and other weapons, the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said. The simultaneous raids were held in five different addresses in Basay and Bawayan City in Negros Oriental on March 10 on Sunday. The CIDG had said they […]

PNP: Rifle used to kill Degamo recovered

(Eagle News)–The rifle used in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has been recovered. The police said the rifle was retrieved from  the suspects. The Special Investigation Task Force (SITG) tasked to probe the case is also looking into the other firearms used in the March 4 attack. The police said it was also investigating the “original owner, seller, and buyer” of the vehicles used in the attack. Authorities have arrested at least […]

PCG rescues 5 Japanese crew members from tilted vessel in Oriental Mindoro

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Coast Guard on Saturday, March 11, said it rescued five Japanese crew members from a vessel that tilted off Oriental Mindoro. The PCG identified those rescued from MV Catriona as: Itsuo Tamura, 86 Hiromu Nishida, 83 Hamagato Tsukasa, 80 Osamu Kawakami, 74 Hata Isamu, 74 The PCG said the rescue was made possible by a report from a transiting vessel. According to the PCG, its Command Center coordinated with the Coast Guard […]

Effect of Oriental Mindoro oil spill being seen in Barangay Casian, Palawan: PCG

Japan Disaster Relief team commits to help in oil spill response operations (Eagle News ) — The effect of the oil spill from the sinking of MT Princess Empress on February 28 is already being seen in Taytay, Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard said. It said its personnel have begun cleaning operations in Barangay Casian, which is 159 nautical miles away from Naujan, Oriental Mindoro, where the tanker carrying 800,000 liters of oil sank. The […]

DILG orders replacement of all Negros Oriental police personnel following Degamo killing

(Eagle News) — Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos has ordered the replacement of all Negros Oriental police personnel following the killing of Gov. Roel Degamo in broad daylight. Abalos made the announcement in a Facebook post, days after the March 4 attack that saw nine others  killed and 13 injured. So far, charges have been filed against four suspects authorities identified as Joric Garido Labrador, Joven Calibjo Javier, Benjie Rodriguez, Osmundo Rojas Rivero. Twelve John Does […]

3 suspects in Negros Oriental governor killing arrested

(Eagle News)–Three suspects behind the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo have been arrested. Authorities said the suspects identified as Joric Labrador y Garido, 50, ex-army from Cagayan De Oro City; Joven Aber y Calibjo, 42, ex-army from Barangay Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental; and Benjie Rodriguez y Buladola, 45, from Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental were nabbed in Sitio Punong, Barangay Cansumalig at 4:20 p.m. In a statement, the Philippine Army said the gunmen are […]

Negros Oriental governor hurt in Pamplona shooting

(Eagle News)–Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo was hurt in a shooting incident on Saturday, March 4. Authorities said several civilians were also hurt when the suspects attacked in Barangay San Isidro, Pamplona past 9 a.m. Degamo was reportedly attending a 4Ps event when the incident occurred. The Police Regional Office-7 said witnesses described the suspects “in full battle gear” and in “pixelized uniform.” The victims were rushed to the nearest hospital. An investigation is underway.

Parts of Caluya, Antique also affected by oil spill: PCG

(Eagle News) — The oil that spilled over to Mindoro waters after a motor tanker sank off Naujan on Feb. 28 has reached Antique, the Philippine Coast Guard said. The  PCG said oil was monitored on Saturday, March 4, in the following barangays in Caluya: 1) Sitio Sabang, Brgy. Tinogboc (1km) 2) Sitio Tambak, Brgy. Semirara (2km) 3) Liwagao Island, Brgy. Sibolo (2km) The Liwagao local government said more or less 600 residents or 150 […]

141 people rescued after vessel runs aground off Bohol

(Eagle News) — More than 100 people were rescued after a vessel ran aground off Bohol on Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Wednesday, March 1. According to the PCG, the 141 people on board MV Starlite Saturn, which figured in the maritime incident off Danajon Bank, Calituban, Talibon,  are safe and are in good physical condition. The PCG said there were no sightings of oil spillage in the vicinity waters. According to the […]

4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur early Tuesday, March 1

(Eagle News) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur early Tuesday, March 1. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 4:11 a.m. The epicenter was 43 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan. The depth of focus was 22 kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Intensity III – City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Ping Remulla takes oath as representative of Cavite’s 7th district

(Eagle News) — Crispin Diego “Ping” Remulla took his oath as Cavite’s seventh district representative on Tuesday, Feb. 28. This was following his win in a special election held after his father, Jesus Crispin Remulla vacated the seat. The elder Remulla had been appointed Justice Secretary by President Bongbong Marcos. The younger Remulla, who had been elected provincial board member last year, garnered 98,474 votes in the special elections, according to the Commission on Elections. […]