(Eagle News)–A 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck Aurora on Saturday, May 18. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit 8 kilometers southwest of Dilasag at 3:13 a.m. The quake, of tectonic origin, had a depth of focus of 16 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.
(Eagle News)–Pantaleon Alvarez was reelected as representative of the 1st district of Davao del Norte. In a statement on Friday, May 17, Alvarez expressed gratitude to his constituents for giving him a second term in the House of Representatives. “I am humbled with the trust they have reposed on me and I will continue the historic developments and progress we have achieved during the past three years,” Alvarez said. He said their votes shall “definitely” […]
(Eagle News)–A yellow alert will be in effect over the Luzon grid on Friday, May 17. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said the alert, which means reserves do not meet required minimum levels, is in effect from 1 to 3 p.m. Available Capacity was at 12,034 MW, while peak demand at 11,112 MW. “Details on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day,” the NGCP said.
(Eagle News)–A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Batangas on Friday, May 17. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 9 kilometers northwest of Calatagan at 8:01 a.m. It had a depth of focus of 187 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.
(Eagle News)—A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Thursday, May 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 339 kilometers southeast of Sarangani at 8:48 a.m. The depth of focus of the quake was 82 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.
(Eagle News)–A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Norte on Wednesday, May 15. The quake, an aftershock of the 5.5-magnitude quake that hit the province on April 26, struck 67 kilometers southeast of General Luna at 10:30 a.m. The depth of focus was 17 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.
(Eagle News)—–Baguio city has a new mayor. Former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director Benjamin Magalong is now officially back in government service after he won the mayoralty race in the City of Pines. His vice mayor is Faustino Olowan. Magalong had anchored his platform on a “truthful, honest, result-oriented, and integrity-driven leadership.” As then-director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, he headed the Board of Inquiry that looked into the botched Mamasapano operation […]
Piñol voting delayed as VCM rejects ballot with “ballpen marking”; electoral board gives Piñol replacement
(Eagle News)—Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol’s voting in Kidapawan was delayed on Monday, May 13, after the vote-counting machine refused to accept his ballot. In a Facebook post, Piñol said after an hour of waiting following the rejection, he asked the 3-member electoral board in his polling precinct in Paco to examine what went wrong. He said after a “thorough inspection,” the chairperson noticed that there was a “ballpen marking on the edge of the ballot.” […]
(Eagle News)—The Philippine National Police has ruled the blasts in Maguindanao and Cotabato were not election-related. In a press conference, PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said those behind the blasts in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao around 1 a.m. and in Cotabato City at 7:10 a.m. merely wanted to “make themselves known.” He noted the blasts followed another incident at a vacant lot in the Cotabato City Hall compound around 10 p.m. on Sunday. “They are not […]
(Eagle News)—-Sixteen barangays out of the 50 in Dapitan City have broken voting machines and SD cards, Senator Koko Pimentel said on Monday, May 13. According to Pimentel, reports of the same came from the following barangays: 1. Larayan 2. Napo 3. Potol 4. Talisay – 3 vcms 5. Potungan – 2 vcms 6. Taguilon 7. Masidlakon 8. Sigayan 9. San vicente 10. San pedro 11. Tag ulo 12. Oro 13. Dawo 14. Antipolo 15. […]
(Eagle News)–A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Monday, May 13. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit 24 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos at 11:59 a.m. The depth of focus of the quake was 125 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.
(Eagle News)–At least five people were reported hurt in a shooting incident in a polling center in Sulu. A Net 25 report by Eagle News reporter Mar Gabriel, citing information from the Philippine National Police, said the shooting took place at Titipan Elementary School in Panglima Estino past 6 a.m. Earlier, the PNP said two explosions occurred in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao. The first blast took place past 1 a.m. while the second one happened […]