Provincial News

PHIVOLCS: 47 volcanic quakes detected in Bulusan in last 24 hours

(Eagle News)–Forty-seven volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Bulusan in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, also monitored at the volcano in Sorsogon was a steam plume reaching 350 meters high. Sulfur dioxide flux was at 424 tons. PHIVOLCS reminded the public about the ban on the entry into the 4-kilometer radius zone and on the entry “without vigilance” into the extended danger zone. Pilots are also advised against […]

Customs bureau: P9.6 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized off Zamboanga City

(Eagle News) — Authorities seized over P9 million worth of smuggled cigarettes off the waters of Zamboanga City, the Bureau of Customs said. According to the bureau, the 275 master cases and 32 reams worth P9.6 million worth were seized from a motorized wooden watercraft named “FB JAMAIKA” on June 21. The BOC did not give additional details about the operation but said the watercraft was on its way to Cotabato City and had come […]

3.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Ilocos Norte

(Eagle News) — A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ilocos Norte on Friday, June 24. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 9:42 a.m. The epicenter was 10 kilometers northwest of Paoay. The depth of focus was 36 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity III – Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Intensity II – Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Vigan City, Ilocos Sur No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

PNP: P1.6 million worth of marijuana seized in Taytay; 2 nabbed

(Eagle News) — Authorities seized P1.6 million worth of marijuana in a police operation inside a subdivision in Taytay, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, two individuals identified as Jomar Vergara, 19, and Edgardo Claudio, 25, were also arrested during the operation in Barangay Dolores on June 23, Thursday. PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao said the operation stemmed from a tip from a concerned citizen about the supposed rampant selling of […]

PNP says P9 million worth of marijuana destroyed in Lanao del Sur

(Eagle News) — Authorities destroyed around P9 million worth of marijuana in Lanao del Sur over the weekend, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, the sites of operations on Sunday, June 19, were  Sitio Dibarosan, Barangay  Dilimbayan and Maguing. The first site of operation yielded P2 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants. The second site, meanwhile, the PNP said, had P3 million worth of the same. The third site, which included […]

4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental early Tuesday

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Tuesday, June 21. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 1:26 a.m. The epicenter was 235 kilometers southeast of Sarangani Island. The depth of focus was 104 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PNP: Drug suspect dead in armed encounter with police in Cebu, another escapes

(Eagle News)–A drug suspect died in an armed encounter with authorities in Cebu City early Saturday, June 18, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, the “cohort” of Mark Ronald Matig-a identified as June Tunacao, meanwhile, managed to elude arrest following the encounter during the buy-bust operation inside the Chinese Cemetery in Barangay Careta. Seized during the operation were more or less 3 kilograms of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P20,400,000, […]

PNP: Around P68 million worth of shabu seized in Cebu buy-bust; 2 nabbed

(Eagle News) — Around P68 million worth of shabu was seized in a buy-bust operation in Cebu City, the Philippine National Police said on Thursday, June 16. According to the PNP, also arrested in the buy-bust operation in Barangay Sambag I were Cornelio Baron, 39, and Jacquelin Gustilo Baron, 49. The PNP did not provide additional details about the operation. It said, however, that the two suspects, who it said were listed as Region 7 […]

PHIVOLCS: 69 volcanic quakes monitored in Bulusan in last 24 hours

Alert level 1 still in place (Eagle News) — Sixty-nine volcanic earthquakes were monitored in Bulusan in the last 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology,  the quakes included 56 volcanic tremors lasting 19 minutes. Sulfur dioxide flux was at 4627 tons on June 12. A plume reaching  750 meters high was also detected. PHIVOLCS reiterated that the ban on the entry into the 4 km-radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and […]

PNP: P2.2 million worth of shabu seized in Cebu buy-bust ops; 2 nabbed

(Eagle News) — Over P2 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in two separate buy-bust operations in Cebu over the weekend. According to the Philippine National Police, also arrested in the operations in Barangay San Roque, Talisay City and Barangay Sambag II in Cebu City, respectively, were Jerome Pacada Casul 36, and Jenelyn P. Alcuizar, 32. The PNP said confiscated from Casul were 38 transparent plastic sachets containing 200 grams of shabu, with an […]