Agila Pilipinas

5.6-magnitude quake hits Sarangani

(Eagle News)—A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sarangani on Saturday, March 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 10 kilometers northeast of Alabel at 7:07 a.m. It had a depth of focus of 96 kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Intensity V – Koronadal City; Malungon, Sarangani Intensity IV – Alabel, Malapatan & Kiamba Sarangani; General Santos City and Tupi, South Cotabato Intensity III – Davao City; Glan, Sarangani;Tacurong […]

Primary suspect in gruesome killing of Cebu teenager arrested in Davao

(Eagle News) — The primary suspect in the gruesome killing of 15-year old Cebu teenager Christine Lee Silawan is now in police custody. The suspect, Jonas Bueno, was arrested by policemen in Davao City. Before this, police tracker teams have been scouring Sogod town in Cebu where informants say Bueno was last seen as of 6 p.m. of March 12. Bueno, along with brothers Junry and Jovy, had been also involved in the brutal killing […]

Guevarra to NBI: Probe slay of Cebu student

(Eagle News) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the killing of 16-year-old Christine Silawan. Guevarra gave the order in Department Order No. 117 dated March 15. In ordering the NBI to also conduct a case build-up, Guevarra cited Republic Act No. 10867 or the NBI Reorganization and Modernization Act, which gives him the authority to do the same “when public interest so requires.” “Further, (NBI) Director (Dante) […]

Wao, Lanao Del Sur, isinailalim na sa state of calamity dahil sa El Niño

Ni Melvin dela Cruz Eagle News Correspondent (Eagle News) – Nagdeklara na ng state of calamity ang bayan ng Wao, Lanao Del Sur dahil sa matinding epekto ng El Niño. Ayon sa PAGASA, tatamaan ng matinding tag-tuyot ang probinsiya ng Lanao Del Sur batay sa kanilang prediction noon pang Disyembre 2018. Enero hanggang Hunyo ng taong ito ang tagal ng sinasabing weak El Niño kaya damang -dama na ang epekto nito sa maraming sakahan at […]

Taguig court convicts Maute member for crimes against humanity, rebellion

(Eagle News) — A Taguig court has convicted a Maute member for crimes against humanity for raping his 16-year-old hostage and making her a sex slave for five months during the Marawi siege, and for rebellion. Branch 70 of the Taguig Regional Trial Court sentenced Junaid Macauyag Awal to reclusion perpetua and fined him P500,000 after ruling he violated Sections 6 and 7 of the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and […]

DOJ prosecutor, ipinag-utos ang pagpapalaya kay Salic; kasong rebelyon dahil sa nangyari noong 2017, hindi na “inquestable,” aniya

Salic, isasalang nalang sa regular preliminary investigation Moira Encina Eagle News Service Ipinag-utos ni Department of Justice Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong na palayain si Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic na inaresto noong Miyerkules, ika-13 ng Marso, dahil sa rebelyon. Si Salic ay dinala sa DOJ ng Criminal Investigation Detection Group ng Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao para isalang sa inquest proceedings. Pero ayon kay Ong, hindi inquestable ang reklamong ihahain sana ng […]

DOTr: Rehab of Kalibo International Airport 44.71% complete

(Eagle News) — The rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport is now 44.71 percent complete. This is according to the Department of Transportation, which made the announcement in a Facebook post on Friday, March 15. According to the DOTr, the airport can so far accommodate 72 flights each day, a far cry from the 58 flights daily it could accommodate prior to the rehabilitation. The DOTr said that once the rehabilitation is completed, the airport […]

4.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News)–A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur on Friday, March 15. The quake struck 18 kilometers northeast of Cantilan at 7:02 a.m. The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of focus of 7 kilometers. No damage nor aftershocks were expected.

3.8-magnitude quake hits Zambales

(Eagle News)—A 3.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales on Thursday, March 14. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck 40 kilometers southwest of San Felipe. It had a depth of focus of 32 kilometers. No damage nor aftershocks were expected from the quake, which was tectonic in origin.

Reward for info leading to arrest of Cebu student’s killers reaches P2 million

(Eagle News)–The reward for any information leading to the arrest of the killers of Christine Silawan has reached P2 million. This was after Presidential Assistant to the Visayas Michael Diño and Philpost chair Norman Fulgencio pledged to shell out P100,000 each for the bounty. Earlier, the Lapu Lapu government pledged P1 million; a foreign national based in Leyte P500,000; the Cebu Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children P200,000; and the Police Regional Advisory Council […]

DOTr suspends three private emission testing centers for alleged falsification of emission tests

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation has suspended three private emission testing centers allegedly for falsification of emission tests. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, March 12, the DOTr said suspended were the BMC Emission Testing Center in Urdaneta, Pangasinan; the Gold Star Emission Testing Center in Agoo, La Union; and the Fatjeta Emission Testing Center in Barangay Sto. Domingo in Quezon City. The DOTr said the preliminary suspension orders were issued from Feb. 21 to […]

Slain Cebu student may have known her killer, Lapu-Lapu police chief says

(Eagle News)—The 16-year-old girl who was found dead in a vacant lot in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Monday, March 11, probably knew her killer. This is according to Police Colonel Lemuel Obon, chief of the Lapu-Lapu police, who gave an interview over GMA’s Unang Balita on Thursday, March 14. “I think so kasi may nakuha kamin na exchange of messages na meron siyang kakatagpuin,” Obon said when asked. So far, Obon said the police were […]