Provincial News

5.1-magnitude quake hits Batangas early Friday, Oct. 8

(Eagle News) — A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Batangas early Friday, Oct. 8. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, an aftershock of the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck the area on July 24, hit at 16 kilometers northwest of Calatagan. The depth of focus was 124 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity II – Calapan City and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Olongapo City; Makati City Intensity I – Marikina […]

PHIVOLCS: Highest sulfur dioxide emission recorded at Taal on Oct. 5

(Eagle News) — Taal volcano emitted 25,456 tons on Tuesday, Oct. 5, the “highest ever recorded volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas flux,” according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. According to PHIVOLCS, SO2 emission has only averaged 8,854 tons/day since September 27 until then. “In view of the above, DOST-PHIVOLCS is reminding the public that Alert Level 2 prevails over Taal Volcano and that current SO2 parameters indicate high levels of magmatic […]

4.6-magnitude quake strikes off Tawi-Tawi

(Eagle News) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 4:51 p.m. It had its epicenter 311 kilometers southeast of South Ubian. The depth of focus was 541 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

Eleazar orders thorough probe into Bicol University blasts

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a thorough probe into the twin blasts inside a Bicol University campus over the weekend. In a statement, Eleazar said he gave the directive to Police Regional Office 5 director Police Brigadier General Jonnel Estomo, who has police jurisdiction over the university’s Legazpi campus. Eleazar said he  also directed the regional police leadership to “coordinate with the University officials to discuss security measures in […]

PCG rescues two fishermen off Aklan waters

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Coast Guard on Monday, Oct. 4, rescued two distressed fishermen off Aklan waters as Tropical Depression “Lannie” brought strong winds and big waves in parts of the country. The PCG said  Vincent Cunihar and Sonny Tayco were on their way home from fishing around 4 a.m. when they encountered engine trouble. Their boat ended up drifting towards the vicinity waters between Sta. Fe, Romblon and Nabas. The PCG said it sent out […]

4.2-magnitude quake hits Isabela

(Eagle News) — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Isabela on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:31 a.m. It had its epicenter three kilometers northwest of Cordon. The depth of focus was one kilometer. The following intensities were reported: Intensity IV – Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya Intensity III – Cordon, Isabela; Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya Intensity II – Aglipay, Quirino No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

5.6-magnitude quake hits Occidental Mindoro

(Eagle News) — A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:59 a.m. It had its epicenter 10 kilometers northwest of Sablayan. The depth of focus was 10 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity III- San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Intensity II – Batangas City Intensity I- Mulanay and Mauban, Quezon; Tagaytay City Damage to property and aftershocks […]

4.8-magnitude quake strikes Cagayan

(Eagle News) — A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Cagayan on Friday, Oct. 1. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 8:48 p.m. It had its epicenter five kilometers northwest of Claveria. The depth of focus was 56 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Intensities: Intensity IV – Claveria, Pamplona, Sanchez Mira, Abulug, and Allacapan, Cagayan; Flora, Apayao; Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos, Pasuquin, and Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Intensity III – […]

Eleazar orders pursuit operations vs suspects behind cop’s death in Cavite

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered aggressive pursuit operations against the persons responsible for the killing of a policeman in a buy-bust operation in Cavite on Tuesday night. Eleazar ordered Police Regional Office 4 Ely Cruz to find Marlon Pacia, Jun-Jun Javier and Jomarie Pacia who managed to escape when police conducted arrests amid gunfire after several personalities bought illegal drugs from a police-poseur buyer in Barangay Salawag. The police […]

DOTr: Zamboanga International Airport to expand flight routes to include Southeast Asian destinations

(Eagle News) — The Zamboanga International Airport will soon expand its flight routes to include Southeast Asian destinations, the Department of Transportation said. According to the DOTr, the planned routes of the “revitalized and upgraded” airport include a Zamboanga-Kuala Lumpur route, with the approval of the Philippines’ counterpart in Malaysia. “Zamboanga International Airport is ready for international operations. It has long been prepared for this,” Transportation Art Tugade said. The DOTr made the statement after […]

4.3-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Thursday, Sept. 30. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 6:32 a.m. It had its epicenter 496 kilometers southeast of Sarangani. The depth of focus was 175 kilometers. PHIVOLCS said the quake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Operations in DFA consular office in Antipolo suspended after personnel test positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Operations in the Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular office in Antipolo are suspended until Oct. 1. The DFA said the suspension–which started on Sept. 27–was after personnel tested positive for COVID-19, with the rest considered as close contacts. According to the department, the suspension of operations would allow for a thorough disinfection of premises and was in compliance with the isolation and quarantine guidelines imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the […]