Agila Pilipinas

DFA announces extension of temporary suspension of operations of Tuguegarao consular office

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced the extension of the temporary suspension of operations of its consular office in Tuguegarao. In an advisory, the DFA said the extension of the temporary closure to April 12 was in view of the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in the city based on Tuguegarao City’s Executive Order No. 55, series of 2021. The consular office, the DFA said, will resume its regular operations […]

PHIVOLCS: 216 volcanic quakes monitored at Taal in 24 hours

(Eagle News) — Over 200 volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Taal in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 216 quakes at the volcano, which remains on alert level 2, included 177 episodes of volcanic tremors with durations of one to 32 minutes, 39 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and an ongoing low-level background tremor that started at 9:05 a.m. on April 8. A weak emission of steam-laden plumes from fumarolic vents was […]

I-Act intensifies drive vs “COVID-19 smuggling”; 11 “colorum” vehicles in Antipolo impounded

(Eagle News) — Authorities intercepted and later impounded eleven vehicles that clandestinely transported people untested for COVID-19 into the NCR plus bubble in violation of Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases guidelines, the Department of Transportation said. According to the DOTr, the ten vans and one  taxi were intercepted by members of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic in an anti-colorum operation along Circumferential Road in Barangay San Jose, Sumulong Hi-way and […]

5.2-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Wednesday, April 7. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 4:08 a.m. It had its epicenter 99 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. Its depth was 102 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity I – General Santos City & Koronadal City, South Cotabato; Alabel & Kiamba, Sarangani No damage to property was expected but aftershocks […]

Travelers from NCR Plus area, Cebu and Davao cities temporarily barred from entering Region VI

(Eagle News)–Residents of the NCR Plus area, Cebu City and Davao City are barred from entering Region VI until April 10. The world-famous Boracay Island is in that region. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases was upon the request of Region VI officials. The temporary prohibition came amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, prompting the Palace to place Metro […]

DOTr unveils “colorum” transport scheme amid pandemic

Don’t be the cause of the spread of COVID-19, Tugade tells “colorum” vehicle operators (Eagle News) — Transportation Secretary Art Tugade warned operators of “colorum” vehicles to stop violating laws and community quarantine restrictions in place and to not be the cause of the spread of COVID-19. Tugade gave the warning after authorities stopped 12 “colorum” vehicles that had tried to enter different municipalities in Bicol region. According to the Bicol Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction […]

PNP: La Union town councilor nabbed for illegal possession of firearms, ammo

(Eagle News) — A La Union town councilor was arrested on Saturday, April 3, for illegal possession of firearms and ammo, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, Michael Mapalo of Tubao was nabbed in Barangay Gonzales after he was found in possession of firearms without the corresponding permits. The authorities at that time were enforcing a search warrant issued by Judge Romeo Atillo of the First Judicial Region, Regional Trial Court, Branch […]

PHIVOLCS: 125 volcanic quakes monitored at Taal in 24 hours

(Eagle News) — Over 100 volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Taal in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 125 quakes at the volcano, which remains on alert level 2, included 7 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of one  to 1.5 minutes, 114 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, three hybrid earthquakes, and one volcano-tectonic earthquake. PHIVOLCS said also monitored at the main crater was a weak emission of steam-laden plumes. Sulfur dioxide […]

Authorities foiled Communist bombing plan in Agusan del Norte, PNP says

(Eagle News) — Authorities on Wednesday, March 31, foiled a Communist bombing plan in Agusan del Norte, the Philippine National Police said on Friday night. According to the PNP, joint police and military personnel at a checkpoint intercepted two motorcycles loaded with explosives for the New People’s Army in Barangay Poblacion 2, Santiago town, based on a tip by concerned citizens. The PNP said the motorcycles driven by Darnel B. Jaudian, 24; and Raymund M. […]

4.0-magnitude quake hits Agusan del Sur

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Agusan del Sur on Friday, April 2. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 7:45 a.m. Its epicenter was 7 kilometers southeast of San Francisco. It had a depth of eight kilometers. An Intensity IV was recorded in San Francisco and Rosario. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PHIVOLCS monitors 269 volcanic quakes at Taal in 24 hours; alert level 2 stays

(Eagle News) — Over 200 volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Taal. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 269 volcanic quakes at the volcano, which remains on alert level 2, included 219 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of one  to 37 minutes, 49 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and one volcano-tectonic earthquake. There was a weak emission of steam-laden plumes at the main crater. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission averaged 1670 tons yesterday, April 1. […]

PNP: SAF troopers clash with Communist rebels in Samar; rebel casualties reported

(Eagle News) — Members of the Special Action Force clashed with Communist rebels in Samar on Tuesday, March 30, leading to casualties on the part of the rebels and the recovery of firearms and ammo, the Philippine National Police said. The PNP said the clash between the 123rd Special Action Company of the 12th Special Action Battalion and the undetermined number of suspected CPP-NPA terrorists engaged in extortion activities took place in the mountainous part […]