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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 […]

Pres. Duterte launches Puerto Princesa Seaport Expansion Project to boost Palawan economy

  President Rodrigo Duterte led the launching on Thursday, Nov. 4, of the Puerto Princesa Seaport Expansion Project seen to boost economic activity in the province as the country gears toward recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “I am excited to see the outcome of this new infrastructure, which is envisioned to boost growth in Palawan and its nearby areas,” President Duterte said during the inauguration at the Puerto Princesa Port in Palawan. […]

La Union declares “state of calamity” due to damage from storm “Maring”

  (Eagle News) — La Union declared a state of calamity due to the damage brought about by severe tropical storm “Maring.” By virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 1413, the provincial government of La Union placed the province under a state of calamity after “Maring” heavily devastated much of its agriculture and infrastructure. The provincial resolution cited initial damage report stating that Maring had affected 259 barangays and over 38,000 families. “As of October […]

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 […]

ICYMI: Agila Pilipinas Online (Kapampangan edition)

Watch the news and other features in Pampanga as reported in the dialect, in this online edition of Agila Pilipinas. With reports from the Eagle News Service correspondents in Pampanga. Among the headlines for this episode (July 13, 2021) are the following: -Vaccination against Covid -19 for A4 category in San Fernando (Hazel Sevilla) – Distribution of educational assistance (Trevor Angeles) – Pending flyover project worries many motorists in Angeles City (Kristel Canlas) – Notorious […]

WATCH: Agila Pilipinas Online – Benguet (Ilokano edition)

  Watch the news and other features in Benguet as reported in the Ilocano dialect, in this online edition of Agila Pilipinas Benguet (Ilokano edition) Here are some of the news in this episode: MT PROVINCE – Tree planting Activity in Gadagad watershed Sapud in the town of Mankayan, Benguet; TUBLAY BENGUET – Ornamental plant industry in Tublay Benguet amid the pandemic; LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Ice cream, ice candy, tea and and cake made from […]

WATCH: Agila Probinsya online – Kapampangan edition

  Watch the news and other features in Pampanga as reported in the dialect, in this online edition of Agila Pilipinas Kapampangan edition. Some of the news in this episode: – Vaccination rollout for senior citizens in Porac, Pampanga; – Rising prices of some basic commodities caused by rainy season; – P684-M allotted for infrastructure development of Angeles City; and – A “Korean town” in Angeles City, Pampanga (Eagle News Service)

DFA: Tuguegarao consular office to remain open during MECQ

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular office in Tuguegarao will remain open for the duration of the modified enhanced community quarantine. The DFA said affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are unable to avail of consular services due to the extension of the MECQ throughout the province of Cagayan until 15 July 2021  must secure another appointment by sending an email to tuguegarao.rco@dfa.gov.ph with the following information: Name Date of birth Original […]

PHIVOLCS monitors 5 short phreatomagmatic eruptions in Taal in 24 hours

(Eagle News) — Five short phreatomagmatic eruptions were monitored in Taal in 24 hours. In its 8 a.m., bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said it recorded a series of five (5) short phreatomagmatic bursts which occurred at 06:47 AM, 06:06 PM, 09:21 PM, 09:50 PM yesterday, July 8, and 02:59 AM today, July 9, and produced short, jetted plumes that rose to 200 meters above the Main Crater Lake. PHIVOLCS also […]