Agila Pilipinas

4.1-magnitude aftershock hits Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News)–A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur on Monday, Sept. 21. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 7:14 a.m., was an aftershock of the 6.1-magnitude quake that hit the province  early in the day. The 4.1-magnitude quake came right after a 5.3-magnitude aftershock hit the province. PHIVOLCS said the 4.1-magnitude quake had its epicenter 96 kilometers northeast of Bayabas. It had a depth of three kilometers. […]

PAGASA monitoring LPA off Eastern Samar

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is monitoring a low pressure area off Eastern Samar. PAGASA said the LPA was so far located 75 kilometers northeast of Borongan City. Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula, PAGASA said, will have  cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the LPA. Palawan and Occidental Mindoro and the rest of Mindanao, on the other hand, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due […]

16 quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Kanlaon; alert level 1 stays

(Eagle News)–Sixteen volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steam and sulfur dioxide emissions were also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the  emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 500 meters was moderate. Sulfur dioxide emission, on the other hand, was measured at an average of 416 tons per day on  September 14. A slight inflation of the […]

6.1-magnitude quake hits Surigao del Sur; 5.3-magnitude aftershock follows

(Eagle News)–A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur on Monday, Sept. 21. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 6:13 a.m, was followed by a 5.3-magnitude aftershock at 6:21 a.m. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake had its epicenter 66 kilometers northeast of Bayabas, while that of the 5.3-magnitude one was 93 kilometers northeast of the same. The depth of the first earthquake was 77 kilometers. The aftershock had a depth […]

PNPA COVID-19 cases reach 243

(Eagle News)–The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippine National Police Academy has reached 243. Police Major General Gilbert Cruz said in a radio interview this was after the mass testing conducted on Sept. 8. Earlier, the PNPA said 232 tested positive for COVID-19 in the academy. Of the 243, Cruz said 232 were cadets, five were officers, two were non-officers, and four were from the maintenance unit. He said they were apart from the […]

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 heavy rainshowers with possible lightning and strong winds are expected over portions of Lanao del Sur, Davao de Oro (Maco, Compostela), Surigao del Norte (Siargao Island), South Cotabato (Banga, Surallah), and Agusan del Sur (Sibagat), within the next one to two hours. PAGASA said these were due to thunderstorms. These conditions, PAGASA said, […]

17 quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Kanlaon

Alert level 1 still in place (Eagle News)–Seventeen volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Kanlaon in 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steam and sulfur dioxide emissions were also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1. PHIVOLCS said the emission of white steam-laden plumes was moderate, while sulfur dioxide emission was at an average of 416 tons/day on  September 14. A slight inflation of the lower and mid slopes […]

Localized thunderstorms affecting N. Luzon

Thunderstorm advisory raised over parts of N. Samar, other areas (Eagle News)–Localized thunderstorms are affecting Northern Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as a result, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers are expected over the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Benguet, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Aurora. Light to moderate winds will prevail over Northern Luzon, which […]

Customs bureau seizes P1.1 million worth of kush marijuana in coffee packs

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Customs has seized P1.1 million worth of kush marijuana from the port of Clark. In a statement, the bureau said the 980 grams of the illegal drugs were concealed in packs of imported coffee from California. The bureau said the shipment arrived on  September 8 and had been declared as “Coffee T-shirt Bookbag.” The bureau said the shipment was physically examined after a “non-intrusive examination”  revealed suspicious images. The illegal drugs […]

3.9-magnitude quake hits Camarines Sur early Sunday

(Eagle News)–A 3.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Camarines Sur early Sunday, Sept. 20. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which hit at 5:48 a.m., had its epicenter 14 kilometers southeast of Bacatan. It had a depth of four kilometers. An intensity I was reported in Legazpi City. No damage to property nor aftershocks were so far reported.  

Gov’t unveils new road for better access to Calapan port

(Eagle News)–The government has unveiled the newly-completed Access Road in Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Santiago led the unveiling on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Department of Transportation said the access road had been “long-requested” as a means to  alleviate vehicular congestion  at the port. “Dekada nang hinihingi ng mga taga-Calapan itong port access road, dahil kung ‘yung mga familiar dito sa area, tulad ng nakita natin kanina, medyo masikip ‘yung […]

Thunderstorm advisory raised over parts of Zambales, other areas

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been raised over parts of Zambales and other areas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are also expected over Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and Rizal within the next two hours. The same conditions are also expected over Albay (Rapu-rapu) and Sorsogon (Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Bulusan, Casiguran). “All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts […]