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Bird flu in parts of Bulacan and Pampanga detected

DA says infected quail and ducks “promptly culled” (Eagle News) – Bird flu or avian influenza has been detected in a duck farm in Baliuag, Bulacan, and quail farms in Candaba and Mexico, Pampanga. The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it had already “acted swiftly” to contain the disease through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), municipal and veterinary personnel in the said towns, with the help of the farm owners themselves. “We immediately carried […]

Nine killed in Philippine van crash

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Nine people including a baby were killed in the northern Philippines after a speeding van lost control on a corner and smashed into a row of houses on the edge of a highway, police said Monday. The victims were gathered on the porch of a friend’s house after attending a wake in Lal-Lo town in Cagayan province on Saturday night when the accident happened. “They were hanging out when the speeding […]

WATCH: Supertyphoon Odette as it batters Palawan where it made its 9th landfall

Odette expected to exit PAR by Saturday, Dec. 18     (Eagle News) — Northern Palawan bore the brunt of Supertyphoon Odette (international name Rai) on Friday, December 17, as the howler made its ninth landfall in the town of Roxas that afternoon. With maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 205 km/h, Odette made landfall over Roxas, Palawan at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, according to […]

Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Batangas

    (Eagle News) – A magnitude 5.3 quake struck Batangas at 5:12 p.m. Monday, December 13, which was also felt in surrounding areas, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said. In a quake bulletin, PHIVOLCS said that the quake was of tectonic origin and was 99 kilometers deep. The epicenter was located 24 kilometers southwest of Calatagan, Batangas. The quake was felt at intensity 3 in Quezon City, and at intensity 2 […]

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)