Provincial News

PHIVOLCS: 17 volcanic quakes monitored in Taal in last 24 hours

Upwelling of hot volcanic fluids causing vog also detected, PHIVOLCS says (Eagle News) — Seventeen volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Taal in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquakes included 15 tremors (2-15 minutes long) plus a weak background tremor. Sulfur dioxide flux was pegged at 3802 tons per day as of Aug 15. An upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in the main crater lake was also […]

PNP: Over P15 million worth of illegal drugs seized in 3 separate police ops; 4 nabbed

(Eagle News) — Over P15 million worth of illegal drugs were seized and four individuals arrested in three separate anti-illegal drug operations from August 13 to 14. According to the PNP, of the 15,202,828 seized overall, P7,484,828.00 of illegal drugs were seized in an operation in Toledo, Cebu on Aug. 13. The operation resulted in the arrest of Raffy Hermona, according to the PNP. P3.4-million worth of shabu, meanwhile, was seized in an operation in […]

EU Ambassador Véron visits Siargao Island to monitor humanitarian aid and development projects

SIARGAO — H.E. Luc Véron, European Union Ambassador to the Philippines, is visiting Siargao Island from 15 to 18 August to monitor EU humanitarian aid and development projects and discuss the recovery with local officials and communities. This is eight months following typhoon Odette (Rai) and the fourth outreach mission of Ambassador Véron to see realities on the ground while observing health protocols. Since last year, he went to development programmes in the Cordillera Administrative […]

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental on Monday, Aug. 15. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 9:38 a.m. The epicenter was 65 kilometers southeast of Tarragona. The depth of focus was 12 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PNP: Over P100,000 worth of illegal drugs seized in Davao del Sur drug den raid; 4 nabbed

(Eagle News)–Over P100,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in an illegal drug den in Davao del Sur on Friday, August 12. Also arrested in the raid were four people the police said were high-value drug targets. The PNP identified them as Felimon Llorando, Romeo Pantonial, Rudy Pedrales and Rolando Hocamis. The police did not give additional details on the operation. It said, however, that it was “part of ongoing efforts to boost (an) offensive […]

4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Antique

(Eagle News)–A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Antique on Saturday, Aug. 13. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 12:25 p.m. The epicenter was 19 kilometers southwest of Anini-y. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity II- Iloilo City, Iloilo Intensity I- Sipalay City, Negros Occidental; Tapaz, Capiz; Sebaste, Antique No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.1-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Friday, Aug. 12. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 7:43 a.m. The epicenter was 138 kilometers southeast of Sarangani island. The depth of focus was 34 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Number of Filipinos affected by magnitude 7 Luzon quake rises to over half a million – NDRRMC

Affected persons reach 513,330 as aftershocks continue; quake death toll still at 11 (Eagle News) – More than half a million people were affected by the July 27 magnitude 7 quake that hit Northern Luzon after the Philippine disaster agency reported an increasing number of people impacted by the tremor. The deaths from the tremor have also risen to 11, while those injured reached 615 as of the latest report from the National Disaster Risk […]

3.5-magnitude quake strikes off Antique

(Eagle News) — A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Antique on Wednesday, Aug. 10. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 9:50 a.m. The epicenter was 15 kilometers southwest of Anini-y. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – Anini-y, Antique Intensity III – Tobias – Fornier, Antique Instrumental Intensities: Intensity IV – Anini-y, Antique Intensity I – San Jose de Buenavista, Antique< No damage […]

Dismissed PNP lieutenant colonel nabbed in Pangasinan over murder raps: PNP

(Eagle News) — A dismissed police official believed to be the head of a gun-for-hire syndicate operating in Region 1 was arrested in Pangasinan on Sunday, Aug. 7, Philippine National Police chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said. According to the PNP, Wilson M. Magpali, who held the rank of lieutenant colonel in the police force, was arrested by operatives of Luzon Field Unit of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) in […]

Ten volcanic tremors monitored in Taal in last 24 hours: PHIVOLCS

(Eagle News)–Ten volcanic tremors were monitored in Taal in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the tremors lasted from four to 10 minutes and included a low-level background tremor. A plume 2000 meters tall was also monitored. Sulfur dioxide flux was pegged at 4070 tons per day as of August 5. PHIVOLCS reminded the public about the ban on the entry into Permanent Danger Zone especially the main […]

PHIVOLCS: 2,422 aftershocks reported since 7.0-magnitude quake that hit Abra

(Eagle News)–Over 2000 aftershocks have been reported since the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Northwestern Luzon on July 27, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. According to PHIVOLCS, the 2422 aftershocks were as of Aug. 3, at 4 p.m. The highest intensities were reported in Tayum, Bangued, Bucay, Bucloc, Danglas, Dolores, La Paz, Lagangilang, Licuan-Baay, Luba, Malibcong, Manabo, Peñarrubia, Pilar, Sallapadan and San Juan, Abra. The earthquake that struck Abra left at least 10 […]