Agila Pilipinas

4.1-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental waters

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Friday night. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 8:46 p.m., was an aftershock of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck offshore on Jan. 21. The aftershock had an epicenter 262 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. It had a depth of 135 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.1-magnitude quake hits Surigao del Norte

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte on Friday, Jan. 22. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit 35 kilometers southeast of General Luna at 3:59 p.m. It had a depth of 16 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

Thunderstorm advisory raised over parts of Mindanao

(Eagle News) — A thunderstorm advisory has been raised over parts of Mindanao. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to at times heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected over portions of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Sarangani, Maguindanao and Basilan. PAGASA said these conditions were expected in one to two hours. These conditions, the weather bureau said, are being experienced in portions of Misamis […]

PNP: Most wanted person in Agusan del Sur nabbed

Alleged NPA member wanted for murder, frustrated murder killed in shootout in Leyte (Eagle News) –A New People’s Army member wanted for murder and frustrated murder was killed in a shootout with police in Leyte while the most wanted person in Agusan del Sur was arrested on Wednesday, the Philippine National Police said. In a statement, the PNP said Preciano Galleon alias Penoy died as he resisted police operatives who were out to serve warrants […]

Magnitute 7.1 quake hits waters off Davao Occidental

  (Eagle News) – A magnitude 7.1 quake hit waters off Davao Occidental on Thursday night, Jan. 21, but was felt at lower intensities in surrounding areas because it occurred at a significant depth. In a bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), it said that the tremor happened at 8:23 p.m. Thursday, with the epicenter located in waters 231 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental. The bulletin […]

Sinas orders probe of Binangonan Municipal Police station following extortion allegations

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Debold Sinas has ordered an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Binangonan Municipal Police station. Sinas also directed CALABARZON PNP Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Felipe Natividad to place Binangonan Chief of Police, Police Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Ancheta under probe for command responsibility over the allegations of extortion made against six of his personnel. The allegations were made by one Stephen Kellu, whose motorcycle had been impounded by […]

Immigration bureau: Fugitive in Korea nabbed in Pampanga

(Eagle News) — Authorities arrested on Wednesday a Korean national wanted in his country, the Bureau of Immigration said. According to bureau commissioner Jaime Morente, Seo Jungnam, 41, was nabbed in Amor Riverside Anunas, Angeles City, Pampanga by operatives of the bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit. The operation was organized upon receipt of information that Seo was the subject of an Interpol Seoul Notice issued this December. Bureau FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo said Seo was a […]

10 volcanic quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Mayon; PHIVOLCS says no magmatic eruption imminent

(Eagle News)– Ten volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Mayon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1, were a faint crater glow and steam and sulfur dioxide emissions. PHIVOLCS said the emission of white steam-laden plumes was moderate. Sulfur dioxide emission was last measured at an average of 676 tons on December 29. “Overall, the Mayon edifice is still inflated with […]

Tuguegarao City now under 10-day ECQ

(Eagle News) — Tuguegarao City in Cagayan is now under an enhanced community quarantine. The Cagayan Public Information Office said this was after the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved Mayor Jefferson Soriano’s request for the same following the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city. The PIO said at one point, Tuguegarao recorded a high of 246 cases. According to the PIO, the ECQ started today at 12:01 a.m. […]

PNP: NPA members kidnap 3 barangay officials in Masbate; one escapes

(Eagle News) — Three barangay officials were kidnapped by New People’s Army members in Masbate on Tuesday, but one managed to escape, the Philippine National Police said. The PNP said barangay chair Aniano Capinig of Cabas-an, Aroroy has already informed his family he managed to flee after he, Barangay Kagawad Victorino Piorado and Barangay Tanod Arnel Refanan were forcibly taken at gunpoint by some 30 NPA members  who arrived in the village at 4 a.m. […]

4.3-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Norte

(Eagle News) — A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte today, Jan. 20. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit 70 kilometers northeast of Burgos at 8:14 a.m. It had a depth of seven kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat to PHL following strong earthquake in Argentina

(Eagle News) — There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology made the statement on Tuesday, January 19, after a strong earthquake struck Argentina on Monday, Argentina time. The GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said the earthquake that hit San Juan province had a magnitude of 6.8. It had a depth of 10 kilometers, GFZ said. The US Tsunami Warning System said no tsunami warning has been […]