Agila Pilipinas

PNP: Two gun-for-hire members killed in shootout with police in Pampanga

(Eagle News) — Two members of a gun-for-hire group died in a shootout with police in Pampanga, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, Harry Mandahay and Jeffrey Diamada were killed after they “put up an armed resistance” against  Highway Patrol Group operatives manning a police checkpoint along River Control Road (Mega Dike) in Barangay Cabanetican, Bacolor at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday. PNP Chief Debold Sinas said  the suspects were on board a […]

PCG, Bohol provincial gov’t sign MOA to ensure protection of Bohol seas, Balicasag Island

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Coast Guard and the Bohol provincial government have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to ensure the protection of the Balicasag Island and the entire Bohol seas. In a statement, the PCG said the MOA was signed between Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr and Bohol Governor Arthur C. Yap  on January 15. Under the MOA, the construction of the Coast Guard radar station and the establishment of the PCG’s Central […]

Borongan City in Eastern Samar now under MECQ

(Eagle News)–Borongan City in Eastern Samar has been placed under a modified enhanced community quarantine. With the issuance of Executive Order No. JIDCA-001-0121, Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan C. Agda placed the entire Poblacion area under a “hard lockdown” following an increase in COVID-19 cases there. The hard lockdown is effective today, January 18. Under the lockdown, only essential travel will be allowed to and from the city and the Poblacion area. Work, medical and health […]

Rainfall advisory raised over parts of Mindanao

(Eagle News) — A rainfall advisory has been raised over parts of Mindanao. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said a yellow rainfall warning has been raised over Zamboanga del Norte (Siocon, Sirawai, Sibuco), Zamboanga Sibugay (Tungawan), Zamboanga City, Davao Oriental (Manay, Tarragona, Mati City, Banaybanay, Lupon, San Isidro, Governor Generoso), Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato and Bukidnon  (San Fernando, Quezon). That means flooding […]

5 volcanic quakes, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions monitored at Mayon; alert level 1 retained

(Eagle News) — Five 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, while the sulfur dioxide  emission was last measured at an average of 676 tons on December 29. “Overall, the Mayon edifice is […]

PNP Chief orders dismissal of two policemen who tested positive for drug use

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Debold Sinas has ordered the dismissal of two policemen who tested positive for drug use. A PNP statement identified the policemen as Patrolman Reyland Lacap Intal of Olongapo City Mobile Force Company and Patrolman Benhur S. Ismael of the 2nd Sulu Provincial Mobile Force Company. Intal tested positive for marijuana use during a random drug test conducted by the PNP Crime Laboratory on 397 out of 422 personnel […]

Bontoc mayor tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey has tested positive for COVID-19. Odsey made the announcement in the municipality’s social media account. “It is (with a) heavy heart that I inform you of the positive result of my RT-PCR (real time-polymerase chain reaction) test which I received today, January 15,” he said. He said so far, he was asymptomatic and in isolation. He said his doctors were “closely monitoring” his situation. “The members of my […]

7 dead in Air Force chopper crash in Bukidnon

(Eagle News)–Seven people died after a Philippine Air Force chopper crashed in Bukidnon on Saturday, January 17. The names of the fatalities in the incident in Sitio Nahigit, Barangay Bulonay in Impasugong town were not immediately available but reports said they were all  assigned to the PAF Tactical Operations Group 10 based in Cagayan de Oro City. According to the PAF statement, the Huey UH-1H helicopter was one of two that were on a resupply mission […]

4.5-magnitude earthquake hits Batangas

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Batangas on Saturday, January 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which struck at 6:48 a.m., had its epicenter 12 kilometers southwest of Calatagan. It had a depth of 135 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity I – Calatagan, Batangas; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Plaridel, Bulacan No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

AFP to dismissed policemen in Jolo shooting incident: Surrender

(Eagle News) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday, Jan. 15, called on the dismissed policemen tagged in the killings of four military personnel in Jolo last year  to surrender. AFP spokesperson Major General Edgard Arevalo made the call following the issuance by a Jolo, Sulu court of arrest warrants against the nine former policemen who were charged in connection with the deaths of  Major Marvin Indamog, Captain Irwin Managuelod, Sergeant Eric Velasco, […]

PHIVOLCS: 4 volcanic quakes, steam emission monitored at Mayon but no magmatic eruption imminent

(Eagle News) — Four volcanic earthquakes were monitored at Mayon in 24 hours. Also monitored at the volcano, which remains on alert level 1, was sulfur dioxide emission, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. PHIVOLCS said the emission was last measured at an average of 676 tons on December 29. “Overall, the Mayon edifice is still inflated with respect to baseline parameters,” PHIVOLCS said. It reminded the public that on alert level 1, […]

Heavy rains cause minor floods in parts of Cagayan de Oro City, Gingoog City

  (Eagle News) —  Heavy rains due to localized thunderstorms caused minor floods in some areas of Misamis Oriental, particularly in parts of Cagayan De Oro City  on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Heavy rains also caused some flooding in some areas of Gingoog City in the past days which immediately subsided. In Cagayan De Oro City, minor flooding was experienced in barangays Carmen, Kauswagan HIghway and Lapasan because of continuous rains. City disaster officials already […]