PCG rescues all passengers, crew of MV Asia RoRo vessel that caught fire in waters off Batangas

  (Eagle News) – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has rescued the 47 passengers and 38 crew members of the MV Asia Philippines which caught fire in waters off Batangas Friday evening, August 26. The PCG said at around noon of Saturday, August 27, that all the passengers and crew of the ship have already been accounted for. Before this, the PCG was still looking for two reported missing persons. But it also raised the […]

Number of Filipinos affected by magnitude 7 Luzon quake rises to over half a million – NDRRMC

Affected persons reach 513,330 as aftershocks continue; quake death toll still at 11 (Eagle News) – More than half a million people were affected by the July 27 magnitude 7 quake that hit Northern Luzon after the Philippine disaster agency reported an increasing number of people impacted by the tremor. The deaths from the tremor have also risen to 11, while those injured reached 615 as of the latest report from the National Disaster Risk […]

INC heeds call for assistance as Abra declares state of calamity

  ABRA, Philippines  — Just hours after the Abra provincial government declared a state of calamity and requested relief and other assistance, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) responded to help residents of the quake-stricken province. On July 29, 2022, trucks bearing 10,000 bags containing rice, canned goods, medicine, and drinking water arrived after an almost 10-hour travel from a repacking area of the INC in Quezon City. The relief packages were transferred to […]

Mulanay mayor orders town’s employees to ‘smile’ while serving people, or be fined

  (Eagle News) — The mayor of a town in Quezon province has issued an executive order instituting a “smile policy” that should be observed by local officials and employees in the town, so they would be more cheerful and helpful in dealing with the people they are serving. Mulanay town mayor Aristotle Aguirre issued EO no. 2 on July 5 this year in response to complaints that public servants in this local government unit. […]

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. […]