54 still under investigation (Eagle News) — Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the filing of charges against police applicants who deliberately submitted fake RT-PCR test results as a requirement to the ongoing police recruitment in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. Eleazar also ordered the immediate disqualification of three of the 66 applicants for the deed so far. Of the 66, 54 are still undergoing investigation. All are from Lanao del Sur. According […]
(Eagle News) — The police are in hot pursuit of members of the New People’s Army who detonated a landmine in Masbate on Sunday, June 6, killing a varsity football player and his uncle, and injuring a minor, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, policemen managed to engage the bombers five hours after the explosion that killed Keth Balandra Absalon, 21, a Far Eastern University varsity football player; and his uncle, Nolven […]
(Eagle News) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte early Tuesday, June 8. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 5:41 a.m. It had its epicenter 68 kilometers northeast of Burgos. The depth of focus was one kilometer. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities Intensity IV – Dapa, Surigao del Norte Intensity II – Palo, Leyte Instrumental Intensities: Intensity II – Surigao City; Abuyog, […]
(Eagle News) — The mayor of Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat has died due to COVID-19. The Tacurong local government said Mayor Angelo Ortizo Montilla succumbed to the disease on Sunday, June 6, at 9:30 p.m. He was 62. A statement from the local government said the mayor had continued to physically report to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He was brought to a hospital in General Santos City after testing positive for COVID-19. “Mayor Roncal […]
(Eagle News) — An Abu Sayyaf bombmaker was killed in a police operation in Basilan on Saturday, June 5, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, Aroy Ittot alias Oroy–who had supposedly close ties with the late Abu Sayyaf Group sub leader Furuji Indama—was killed after authorities retaliated when he opened fire at them with an M-16 rifle. The joint military and police team were serving an arrest warrant for murder against him […]
(Eagle News) — Over P2 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in an anti-illegal drug operation in Bukidnon on Saturday, June 5, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, also arrested in the operation in Poblacion West, Kalilangan were Jabir Dacula Mandok alias Bam, 19 years old; Jucair Mandok alias Joker, 30; and Sittie Mandok, 28. The PNP said Jucair was top 2 on the municipality’s drug watchlist and top 10 on […]
(Eagle News) — A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur early Sunday, June 6. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 4:28 a.m. It had its epicenter 56 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity III -Bislig City Instrumental Intensity Intensity I -Bislig City No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.
(Eagle News) — The consular office in Tuguegarao city will attend temporarily only to emergency and urgent cases. In an advisory, the Department of Foreign Affairs said this was as the consular office will operate on skeleton teams for the duration of the modified enhanced community quarantine in the city. This was extended until June 15. The DFA said the consular office shall, in particular, attend to matters such as medical emergencies or returning OFWs, […]
General Santos under GCQ starting June 5 (Eagle News) — Davao City will be under a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine from June 5 to 30. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this was after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the local government’s proposal for the same following an increase in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, General Santos City will be under a a general community quarantine starting June 5. The […]
(Eagle News) — Authorities seized over P1 million worth of shabu from a high-value drug suspect in Tagbilaran City, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, Palawan Macaorog, 51, was nabbed on CPG North Ave. in Barangay Taloto, after 150 grams of shabu were found in his possession as members of the PNP and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency implemented a search warrant The drugs had an estimated value of P1,020,000, the PNP […]
(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Wednesday, June 3. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 10:31 a.m. It had its epicenter 144 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. The depth of focus was 88 kilometers. An instrumental intensity 1 was felt in Kiamba. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.
(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Camarines Norte on Tuesday, June 1. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 7:02 a.m. It had its epicenter 86 kilometers northeast of Tinaga Island. Depth of focus was 16 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.