Three security guards shot dead at Philippine polling station

  by Ferdinandh Cabrera with Cecil Morella in Manila Agence France Presse Three security guards were killed Monday when gunmen opened fire at a polling station in a restive region of the southern Philippines, police said, as millions of Filipinos voted in national elections. Elections are a traditionally volatile time in a country with lax gun laws and a violent political culture, but police said this season had been comparatively peaceful. The deadly shooting happened […]

Nine dead in feud between Philippine Muslim clans: police

  COTABATO, Philippines (AFP) — Nine people were killed and three injured in the southern Philippines Saturday when a convoy of SUVs was shot at in an ambush linked to a feud between rival Muslim clans, police said. The attack occurred in a region with a long history of violence, and a short drive from where 58 people -– including 32 journalists -– were murdered in the nation’s worst political massacre in 2009. Clan leader […]

11 killed in truck crash in Misamis Oriental

  MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — At least 11 people were killed after a small truck packed with partygoers, including children, overturned in the southern Philippines, police said Thursday. The vehicle was travelling to a beachside resort in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on Mindanao island for a postponed holiday party on Wednesday when the driver lost control after the brakes apparently failed on a downhill section of road. Around 50 people were crammed into the truck, most […]

One dead, six wounded in Philippines bus bombing

COTABATO, Philippines (AFP) — A child was killed and six others wounded after a bomb exploded on a public bus in the insurgency-plagued southern Philippines on Tuesday, authorities said, but no group has claimed responsibility. Police said the explosion happened as the bus was travelling along a highway near Cotabato City on Mindanao island, a haven for multiple armed groups ranging from communist insurgents to Islamist militants. The bomb was “inside the bus, at the […]

WATCH: Typhoon Odette as it batters Surigao del Norte where it first made landfall

(Eagle News) — With maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 240 km/hr, Typhoon Odette (international name Rai) showed its fury as it hit Surigao del Norte on Thursday, December 16, 2021. PAGASA said that as of 2 p..m. on Thursday, December 16, Odette has made landfall over Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. Typhoon Odette’s maximum sustained winds and gusts were comparable to the strength of super typhoon […]

In photos: Concrete road in Surigao del Norte breaks into pieces as Typhoon Odette hits province

  (Eagle News) — In these photos provided by Eagle News correspondent Jabes Juanite in Surigao del Norte, a concrete road in Bgy. Songkoy, Socorro town in Surigao del Norte proved no match for Typhoon Odette’s fury as the typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 230 km/hr first pummeled the province and other areas in Visayas and Mindanao on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Surigao del Norte […]

Magnitude 4.2 quake hits waters off Sarangani, Davao Occidental

  (Eagle News) – A magnitude 4.2 quake struck 63 kilometers west of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, just before midnight, at 11:48 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29. The quake only had a depth of focus of seven kilometers. It struck the waters off the coast of Sarangani town. It was felt at intensity 3 in KIamba, Sarangani; at intensity 2 in General Santos City and Maasin in Sarangani; and at intensity 1 in Tampakan, South Cotabato. Phivolcs […]

Davao Oriental to be under ECQ from Sept. 8 to 21 due to “alarming surge” in COVID cases, deaths

90.6 percent of deaths were unvaccinated while 0.6 percent were fully vaccinated   (Eagle News) – The province of Davao Oriental will be under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) starting Wednesday, Sept. 8 until 21 due to an “alarming surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths.” The two-week ECQ was agreed upon by the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 and all local chief executives of the province to address this surge.  They said the increasing number of […]

138th Malasakit Center opened in Jolo, Sulu

The Philippine government has opened its 138th Malasakit Center at the Sulu Sanitarium in Jolo, Sulu on Friday, Sept. 3. This the eighth hospital in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and second in Jolo to open a Malasakit Center, after the Sulu Provincial Hospital which launched its own last January 6. Senate Committee on Health Chair Christopher “Bong” Go welcomed the opening of the latest 38th Malasakit Center in a virtual message. Go […]

ICYMI: Agila Pilipinas Online (Surigao del Sur province)

  Watch the news and other features in Surigao del Sur as reported in the dialect, in this online edition of Agila Pilipinas. With reports from the Eagle News Service correspondents in Surigao del Sur Among the news for this episode (July 14, 2021) are the updates on the vaccination rollout for senior citizens, the continuous registration of the national ID in the province, and the planting of 50 Palawan cherry tree seedlings in Bislig […]

8 new Delta variant cases found in Cagayan de Oro City

7 of new infections came from 1 family; among infected were a 6-year old, and an 11-month old child     (Eagle News) – Eight new Delta variant cases were found in Cagayan de Oro City, according to the city’s local government. Seven of the eight new confirmed Delta variant infections came from one family in Bgy. Balulang. Among those that tested positive were a six-year old and an 11-month old child. The other Delta […]

WATCH: Agila Pilipinas Online – Bukidnon (Cebuano edition)

Watch the news and other features in Bukidnon as reported in the Cebuano dialect in this online edition of Agila Pilipinas (Philippine news in the provinces) Some of the news in this episode: – National ID registration in San Fernando, Bukidnon; – Monitoring of checkpoints in Bukidnon; – and price monitoring of vegetable prices in the public markets (Eagle News Service)