(Eagle News) — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental early Wednesday, Jan. 27. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:04 a.m. It had its epicenter 72 kilometers northeast of Baganga. Depth of focus was 16 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.
(Eagle News) — Thirty-six volcanic earthquakes 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, were one rockfall event, a faint crater glow, and sulfur dioxide and steam emissions. PHIVOLCS said the sulfur dioxide emission was last measured below baseline average at 401 tons on January 26. The emission of white steam-laden plumes was moderate. PHIVOLCS reminded the […]
(Eagle News) — The Department of Health has confirmed the local transmission of the United Kingdom COVID-19 variant in Bontoc, Mt. Province. “To date, all identified cases with the UK variant can be epidemiologically linked to cases coming directly from outside the country (importation) or from specific cases or exposures that can still be identified (local transmission),” the DOH said in a statement. It said, however, that there was “no strong evidence” of community transmission […]
(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Batangas early Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 3:39 a.m., had its epicenter 20 kilometers northwest of Calatagan. It had a depth of 74 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity II – Calatagan, Batangas; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro Intensity I – Tagaytay City, Cavite; Olongapo City, Zambales No damage to property nor aftershocks […]
(Eagle News) — The vice mayor of Bontoc, Mt. Province has tested positive for COVID-19. Eusebio Kabluyen made the announcement only days after Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey announced he had tested positive for the virus. Kabluyen said his COVID-19-positive results based on his RT-PCR test came out on Sunday. He urged those he came in contact with for the past 14 days to get in touch with the Bontoc Municipal Health Office at 0950-043-3003. On […]
(Eagle News) — A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur late Sunday night. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck 65 kilometers northeast of Bayabas at 10:26 p.m. It had a depth of 12 kilometers. Intensity II was reported in Bislig. No damage to property was reported, but aftershocks were.
(Eagle News) — The Philippine Coast Guard in El Nido, Palawan received a boost in its maritime operations with the recent addition of a speedboat among its fleet, the Department of Transportation said. The DOTr said the speedboat with registry number PCG MB-001 was donated by Perry’s Holding Corporation President and CEO Paul Louie Tugade, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade’s son. The speedboat is equipped with a 15-horsepower, 4-stroke outboard motor, and can carry ten persons. […]
(Eagle News) — A rainfall advisory has been raised over parts of Northern Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said light to moderate rains are being experienced over portions of Apayao (Pudtol) and Cagayan (Allacapan, Aparri, Lasam, Pamplona, Peñablanca, Piat, Santo Niño, Sanchez Mira and Solana). The same conditions are being experienced in Isabela (Cabagan) and Kalinga (Pinukpuk). PAGASA said these may persist for one to two hours and may affect other […]
(Eagle News) — Seven volcanic earthquakes 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, were steam and sulfur dioxide emissions. PHIVOLCS said the emission of white steam-laden plumes was moderate. Sulfur dioxide emission was last measured at an average of 676 tons on December 29, 2020. “Overall, the Mayon edifice is still inflated with respect to baseline […]
(Eagle News) — Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City is under lockdown on Sundays following a surge of COVID-19 cases there. Under Resolution No. 21-011 and Resolution No. 21-012, residents are prohibited from going out of their homes on those days starting today, Jan. 24 “until such time that the resolution will be lifted” and the notice released and circulated. Only authorized persons outside of residences and those with emergencies are allowed outside. Individuals who need […]
PNP: 13 dead, several wounded in 5-hour gun battle between gov’t troops, former barangay chair and his group in Sultan Kudarat
(Eagle News) — Thirteen people died and several were wounded in a shootout between government troops and a former barangay chair wanted for a string of criminal cases and his followers in Maguindanao early Saturday, the Philippine National Police said. A PNP statement said of the fatalities in the 5-hour gun battle in Sultan Kudarat around 3 a.m., one was a Special Action Force trooper–Police Staff Sergeant Elenel Pido–who was in the group composed of […]
(Eagle News) — The mayor of Tuguegarao City has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuguegarao City Information Office said Mayor Jefferson Soriano was fetched from city hall by an ambulance on Friday, Jan. 23, to be brought to the isolation unit of the People’s General Hospital after his swab test results. The post said Soriano, his security aide and his driver took the swab test the day before. Earlier, the post said Soriano’s office was […]