Provincial News

Several employees in DFA consular office in Clarin Town Center, Misamis Occidental test positive for COVID-19

Consular office operations suspended until Sept. 24 (Eagle News) — Operations in the Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular office in Clarin Town Center in Misamis Occidental are suspended until September 24. The DFA said this was after several of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The department, however, did not say how many contracted the virus. It said the suspension of operations starting Sept. 21 would allow for a thorough disinfection of its premises and […]

4.3-magnitude quake strikes Antique early Tuesday

(Eagle News) — A 4.3-magnitude struck Antique early Tuesday, September 21. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 3:10 a.m. It had its epicenter four kilometers northwest of Valderrama. The depth of focus was 15 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity III – Valderrama, Antique Instrumental Intensities: Intensity III – Valderrama, Antique Intensity I – San Jose De Buenavista, Antique No damage to property […]

Manhunt vs suspects behind Maguindanao blast ordered

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a manhunt against the suspects behind the blast caused by an improvised explosive device in Maguindanao on Saturday, and that left at least eight people injured. “Inatasan ko na ang RD, PRO BAR na makipag-tulungan sa local military forces, hindi lamang sa pagsasagawa ng manhunt sa mga taong responsible dito, kundi pati na rin sa pagpapa-igting ng seguridad sa Maguindanao at ilang mga lugar […]

Customs bureau: Over P7 million worth of shabu seized in Clark

(Eagle News)–Authorities seized over P7 million worth of shabu in Clark, Pampanga recently, the Bureau of Customs said. According to the bureau, the 1.1 kilograms of the illegal drugs with an estimated value of P7,480,000 were found in a shipment declared as “Flask” from Lilongwe, Malawi on Sept. 14. The shipment had been physically examined by personnel from the Clark International Airport after an X-ray examination revealed “suspicious” images, the bureau said. Prior to that, […]

4.7-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental on Friday night

(Eagle News) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Friday night, Sept. 17. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 8:43 p.m. It had its epicenter 106 kilometers southeast of  Sarangani. The depth of focus was 42 kilometers. The quake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Six fishermen rescued from half-sunken boat off Philippine Rise: Navy

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Navy rescued six fishermen from a half-sunken boat off Philippine Rise on Tuesday, Sept. 15. According to the Navy, the boat captain and five crew members of FV Mr. Kupido were rescued from the half-sunken vessel following a distress call from another fishing vessel, Gabriel Tres. The Navy said Gabriel Tres made the call after rescuing another four crew members of FV Mr. Kupido but had to leave the other six […]

Operations of 2 DFA consular offices in Santiago City, Tagum suspended after several personnel test positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced the suspension of operations in its two consular offices in Santiago City, Isabela and Tagum, Davao del Norte after several personnel tested positive for COVID-19. According to the DFA, the suspension of operations in the consular offices in the GMall of the Tagum shopping center, and in Robinsons Place Santiago is in effect until Sept. 14 and Sept. 17, respectively, to allow for a thorough […]

Eleazar orders start of dismissal proceedings vs cop nabbed in Tarlac buy-bust

PNP says cop faces criminal raps, too (Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the start of dismissal proceedings against a Tarlac police officer arrested on Sept. 11 in a buy-bust operation in Gerona. Apart from the administrative charges to be filed against Police Corporal Geymar Orquero, the PNP said criminal charges will be filed against him. According to the PNP, Orquero has been disarmed and is now detained. In ordering […]

Eleazar orders thorough probe into killings of 2 drug enforcement operatives in Cabanatuan

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a thorough probe into the killings of two anti-drugs operatives in Cabanatuan City on Friday, Sept 10. According to Eleazar,  he ordered the Police Region 3 director to look into the motive behind the shooting of  Police Staff Sgt. Allan Capinpin, 43; and, Police Staff Sgt. Aries Dichoso, 39, and to identify those responsible for the crime. The two policemen–who were assigned to the […]

4.5-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental early Sunday, Sept. 12

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Sunday, Sept. 12. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 4:14 a.m. It had its epicenter 113 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. The depth of focus was five kilometers. The earthquake, PHIVOLCS said, was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Ilocos Norte under MECQ from Sept. 7 to 30, Palace clarifies

  (Eagle News) – Ilocos Norte is under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting today, Tuesday, Sept. 7 until the end of the month, Malacanang said. This announcement updates the community quarantine classification for Sept. 8 to 30, 2021 by Malacanang. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that Ilocos Norte will be under MECQ. The quarantine classification announced on Monday, Sept. 6, said that Ilocos Norte will be under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions starting […]

10 Laguna cops accused of executing minor, companion in Biñan drug op cleared

(Eagle News) — The ten Laguna policemen who have been accused of executing two people–including a minor–during an anti-illegal operation in Binan in June have been cleared of any wrongdoing. In a statement, Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar said the Internal Affairs Service found no indication the 16-year-old boy and his companion, Antonio Dalit, were shot in cold blood during the operation led by Laguna intelligence chief Police Capt. Fernando Credo in Barangay Canlalay […]