Provincial News

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 […]

Thorough probe into killing of intel officer in Daraga, Albay ordered

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a thorough probe into the killing of an intelligence officer in Daraga, Albay. In a statement, Eleazar said he directed the Police Regional Office 5 to look into the death of Police Staff Sergeant Allan Madelar, who was assigned at the Guinobatan Municipal Police Station. Madelar was gunned down  in Barangay Peñafrancia where he attended a birthday party on Saturday night. “Kasama dito ang […]

DOTr: Partial operations of PNR-Bicol segment expected in 2022

(Eagle News) — Partial operations of a segment of the Philippine National Railways-Bicol project are expected next year, the Department of Transportation said. According to DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan, among the stations expected to start operating in the first and second quarter of 2022 are the San Pablo, Laguna; Lucena, Candelaria and Pagbilao stations in Quezon. The four stations are only some of the overall 35 stations that will dot the 560-kilometer […]

Red tide alert raised over some coastal areas in Visayas, Mindanao: BFAR

(Eagle News) — Three areas in Visayas and Mindanao tested positive for paralytic shellfish poison or toxic red tide that exceeds regulatory limit, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said. According to BFAR, the shellfish and alamang (krill) collected from the following coastal waters are not safe for consumption as a result: Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur BFAR said fish, squids […]

Eleazar orders thorough probe into death of PNPA cadet

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a thorough probe into the death of a Philippine National Police Academy cadet who had allegedly been punched in the stomach multiple times by an upperclassman. In a statement, Eleazar said PNPA Director Major Gen. Rhoderick C Armamento has formed a Special Task Group to look into the death of Cadet Third Class George Carl Magsayo, with Chief of Staff Police Col. Ernesto V. […]

4.0-magnitude quake strikes off Ilocos Sur

(Eagle News)–A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Ilocos Sur on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 6:08 a.m. It had its epicenter 34 kilometers southwest of Santa Catalina. The depth of focus was 39 kilometers. The following intensity was reported: Sinait, Ilocos Sur- Intensity III No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Nine missing after fishing vessel sinks off N. Cebu

(Eagle News)–Nine crew members remain missing after the fishing vessel they were on sank off Tanguingui Island in Northern Cebu on Friday, Sept. 24. The Philippine Coast Guard said the nine were part of the 31-member crew of FV St. Peter The Fisherman II which sank around 1 a.m. due to strong winds and big waves. The PCG said of the 31, 22 were rescued by the the FV Old Man and the Sea, the […]

4.8-magnitude quake strikes off Sulu early Friday, Sept. 24

(Eagle News) — A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Sulu early Friday, Sept. 24. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:14 a.m. It had its epicenter 336 kilometers southeast of Banguingui. The depth of focus was 598 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

4.5-magnitude quake strikes Occidental Mindoro early Thursday, Sept. 23

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro early Thursday, Sept. 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, an aftershock of the 4.9-magnitude quake in the area on Sept. 22, hit at 3:47 a.m. It had its epicenter 12 kilometers northwest of Mamburao. The depth of focus was 12 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensities: Intensity III – Calapan City and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Intensity II -Batangas […]

2 barangays in Hamtic, Antique affected by floods; 31 families evacuated

  (Eagle News) – Two barangays in Hamtic town in Antique province were affected by floods due to the overflowing of the tributaries leading to the Asluman river over the weekend. Thirty-one families – 16 from Bgy. Calacja 2, and 15 from Bgy. Asluman – have been evacuated to their respective barangay halls. The waters overflowed due to heavy rains brought about by a low pressure area. Several houses were also damaged by the flood […]

Eleazar orders probe into two drug suspects’ alleged transactions with some Cebu City Jail detainees

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a probe into two drug suspects’ claims they were transacting with detained individuals in the Cebu City Jail prior to their arrest. In a statement, Eleazar said he has ordered the Police Regional Office 7 to look into the allegations of Benjie Lupian, 42; and Bryan Osabel, 35, who were nabbed in separate buy-bust operations on Monday, Sept. 20. According to the PNP, Lupian […]

4.9-magnitude quake hits Occidental Mindoro early Wednesday, Sept. 22

(Eagle News) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro early Wednesday, Sept. 22. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 12:43 a.m. It had its epicenter 10 kilometers northwest of Mamburao. The depth of focus was 25 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – Mamburao, Abra de Ilog, and Paluan, Occidental Mindoro; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro Intesity III – Mabini, Malvar, and Tingloy, […]