Provincial News

4.6-magnitude quake strikes off Batangas early Wednesday, Dec. 1

(Eagle News) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Batangas early Wednesday, Dec. 1. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake, an aftershock of the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Calatagan on July 24, struck at 1:35 a.m. It had its epicenter 20 kilometers southwest of Calatagan. The depth of focus was 121 kilometers. The following instrumental intensity was reported: Intensity I – Calatagan, Batangas No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported. […]

Updated: Phreatic eruption at Pinatubo crater monitored by Phivolcs

(Eagle News) – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said a “phreatic eruption” or steam-driven explosion occured in Mt. Pinatubo’s crater on Tuesday, Nov. 30. In its 6 p.m. update on Tuesday, PHIVOLCS said that evidence of the phreatic eruption was the visual observation of an “eruption plume” as well as data from “seismic, infrasound and satellite monitoring.” It said that the phreatic eruption occured in between 12:09 and 12:13 p.m. on Tuesday. This […]

4.1-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Norte

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte on Saturday, Nov. 27. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 7:14 a.m. Its epicenter was 20 kilometers northeast of Burgos. The depth of focus was one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.0-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Oriental early Friday, Nov. 26

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental early Friday, Nov. 26. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 5:38 a.m. It said it was an aftershock of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the area on Aug. 12. The aftershock, PHIVOLCS said, had its epicenter 132 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso. The depth of focus was 15 kilometers. 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 Thursday, Nov. 25. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck at 11:56 a.m. The earthquake’s epicenter was 264 kilometers southwest of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 380 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

Pampanga cop who shot teen faces raps

(Eagle News) — Charges have been filed against an intelligence police officer who reportedly shot and killed a 19-year-old teenager who allegedly pinned the officer to the ground on Saturday, Nov. 20, after being told to wear a face mask while in public. According to the Philippine National Police, criminal charges have been filed against PCpl Alvin Pastorin, 33, of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, following the death of Abelardo Vasquez, 19. PNP Chief Dionardo […]

PNP: 2 cops killed, four others wounded in NPA-perpetrated IED blast in N. Samar

(Eagle News) — Two policemen were killed and four others were injured on Saturday, Nov. 20, in an explosion in Northern Samar the police said had been caused by an improvised explosive device from members of the New People’s Army. The PNP did not identify the casualties in the incident in Barangay Lonoy, Gamay town at 7 a.m. pending notification of their plight to their respective families. According to the PNP, the policemen were undergoing […]

JUST IN: 4.7-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Oriental

(Eagle News) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental on Sunday, Nov. 21. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 6:42 a.m. It had its epicenter 75 kilometers southeast of Tarragona. The depth of focus was 18 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.

PNP Region 5 office recommends dismissal of police colonel who allegedly beat up subordinate

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police-Regional Office 5 has recommended the removal from service of a colonel who allegedly beat up a subordinate. According to the PNP, PRO 5 Police General Jonnel Estomo made the recommendation against Police Colonel Dulnoan Dinamling Jr., assigned as the Regional Aviation 5 commander, to the Aviation Security Group. The PNP said Dinamling beat up PMSgt Ricky Brabante while drunk. The PNP did not specify a reason. It said […]

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella passes away

(Eagle News) — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has died. Labella was 70 years old. According to media reports quoting Labella’s son, Jaypee, the mayor died due to septic shock secondary to pneumonia. He had reportedly been confined in the Perpetual Succour Hospital for 23 days before he died. Before serving as mayor, Labella was the city’s vice mayor for two terms.