Agila Pilipinas

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Ilocos Sur

(Eagle News) — A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Ilocos Sur on Monday, May 31. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 10:48 a.m. It had its epicenter 41 kilometers southwest of Vigan. An instrumental intensity I  was felt in Vigan City. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Dumaguete City vice mayor passes away

(Eagle News) — Dumaguete City Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova died of a heart attack on Sunday, May 30. According to reports, the vice mayor had collapsed on his bicycle after participating in a benefit bike run for the Philippine Army. Cordova was 53 years old. He had just reportedly recovered from COVID-19. In a statement, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, who remains in isolation for COVID-19, expressed his condolences to Cordova’s wife and their three […]

Customs bureau: P66.2 million worth of fake cigarettes seized in Subic

(Eagle News) — Authorities have seized P66.2 million worth of fake cigarettes, the Bureau of Customs said. In a statement, the bureau said the shipments, which arrived at the Port of Subic separately on May 19, were seized on May 28 following the issuance of warrants of seizure and detention. The warrants were issued after a physical examination led to the discovery of the fake cigarettes bearing the labels Marvels Menthol, Marvels Filter, Two Moon […]

PNP condemns ambush of policemen in Occidental Mindoro; says NPA behind attack that resulted in 3 PNP deaths

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police condemned what it said was an ambush by New People’s Army members on policemen in Occidental Mindoro on Friday, May 28, resulting in the deaths of three police officers. The PNP said the ambush at 10:30 a.m. in Sitio Banban in Barangay San Nicolas also resulted in six more policemen being injured. According to the PNP, the policemen  had just delivered aid to a remote barangay in the […]

PNP: 9 members of Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group nabbed after armed encounter in Lanao del Sur

Several escape (Eagle News) — Authorities nabbed nine alleged members of the ISIS-inspired Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group while several eluded arrest after an armed encounter in Lanao del Sur on Saturday, May 29. In a statement, the Philippine National Police said Camaroden Tindug, Sabdullah Sarip, Oter Macaungun, Asnare Alisood,  Alisood Dima, Sowaib Abdullah, Saaduden Adapun, Zaenal Abdulatip and Aleem Salih Pitiilan were nabbed after they engaged authorities who were out to arrest Faharudin H. Satar alias […]

4.8-magnitude quake strikes off Sulu early Saturday, May 29

(Eagle News)–A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Sulu early Saturday, May 29. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 2:07 a.m. It had its epicenter 291 kilometers southeast of Banguingui. The depth of focus was 577 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Bgy exec in Norzagaray super spreader directed collection of P20 entrance fee/person – Año, PNP

  (Eagle News) —  The barangay captain in Norzagaray, Bulacan himself authorized the collection of P20 for each person who wanted to take a dip and enter the famous Bakas River where thousands have trooped amid a ban on mass gatherings and congregations. This was according to the Philippine National Police Regional Office 3 in Central Luzon, and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that the PNP is […]

Vessel turned away in Zamboanga City; PCG says passengers from Sulu had no COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test results, bribed to cross borders

(Eagle News) — Nine people who had just arrived in Zamboanga City were turned away and were instructed to return to Jolo, Sulu after authorities discovered they had bribed people to cross borders, the Philippine Coast Guard said. According to the PCG, instead of presenting RT PCR tests that yielded negative results as required on May 26, the nine people, with ages ranging from 20 to 63, paid P2,000 each to the oiler of MV […]

4.7-magnitude quake hits Sarangani early Tuesday, May 25

(Eagle News) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck Sarangani early Tuesday, May 25. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the earthquake hit at 3:46 a.m. It had its epicenter eight kilometers southeast of Maasim. The depth of focus was 38 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported: Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – Maasim, Alabel, and Glan, Sarangani; General Santos City; Tampakan, South Cotabato Instrumental Intensity: Intensity IV – General Santos City; Kiamba, […]

Dumaguete City mayor tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor made the announcement in a Facebook post on Sunday, May 23. According to Remollo, the results were based on an RT-PCR test  he took as a requirement for attendance in the National Peace and Order Council to be presided over by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 24 , 2021. The event is hosted by the City of Dumaguete. According […]

PHIVOLCS: 5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Sunday, May 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 10:02 a.m. It had its epicenter 235 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. Depth of focus was 113 kilometers. The following instrumental intensity was reported: Intensity I -Kiamba, Sarangani According to PHIVOLCS, no damage to property was reported but aftershocks were.