Agila Pilipinas

Batocabe murder trial moved from Legazpi, Albay to Metro Manila

  (Eagle News) — The venue of the murder trial of former Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo over the killing of Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe is now in Metro Manila. This was after the Supreme Court second division granted the request of Gertrudes Batocabe, Batocabe’s wife; Justin Caesar Anthony Batocabe; and Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Alfredo Garbin for the transfer of the venue from Branch 10 of the regional trial court in Albay, […]

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Friday, Dec. 6

(Eagle News)–Classes on Friday, Dec. 6, were suspended in some areas due to bad weather. Below is a list: Albay – all levels (public and private) Cagayan – all levels (public and private) The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said rains are expected in parts of the country due to the northeast monsoon affecting the eastern part of Northern Luzon and the tail-end of a cold front.

JUST IN: 5.6-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental — PHIVOLCS

(Eagle News)–A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Thursday, Dec. 5. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 169 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos at 8:24 p.m. Depth of focus was 54 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were recorded: Reported Intensities: Intensity III – Glan, Malapatan and Alabel, Sarangani Intensity II – General Santos City; Koronadal City and Tampakan, South Cotabato Instrumental Intensities: Intensity IV […]

Cancelled flights for Friday, Dec. 6

(Eagle News) — Several flights on Friday, Dec. 6, are cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: SkyJet M8 816 Manila-Basco M8 817 Basco-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said “Tisoy” has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but rains will still prevail in parts of the country due to the northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a cold front.

SC revives graft case vs Lapid, others over alleged P728-million fertilizer fund scam

(Eagle News) — The Supreme Court second division has revived the graft case filed against now-Senator Lito Lapid over the so-called P728-million fertilizer scam when he was Pampanga provincial governor. In reversing the Sandiganbayan’s decision to dismiss the case also against  private individuals Victoria Aquino Abubakar, Leolita Aquino and Dexter Alexander S.D. Vasquez, the division noted that the Sandiganbayan “gravely abused its discretion” when it did this supposedly due to inordinate delay. The division noted […]

DILG supports recommendation not to extend martial law in Mindanao

(Eagle News) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government is backing the recommendation not to extend martial law any further in Mindanao. In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said the agency concurs with the Department of National Defense “that the purpose of martial law has been attained..” He said based on the assessment of military and police forces, “normalcy has returned” to the entire region, and the peace and order situation has […]

Rainfall advisory hoisted over parts of N. Luzon

(Eagle News)–A rainfall advisory has been hoisted over parts of Northern Luzon due to the tail-end of a cold front. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rains are being experienced over Santa Maria, San Pablo, Palanan, San Mariano, Dinapigue, San Agustin, Jones, Santiago City, Cordon, Echague in Isabela; Mayoyao, Lagawe, Lamut, Asipulo in Ifugao;  Diadi, Bagabag, Quezon, Solano, Villaverde, Bayombong, Ambaguio, Bambang, Kasibu, Kayapa, Alfonso Castaneda in Nueva Vizcaya; […]

3.5-magnitude quake hits Camarines Sur

(Eagle News)–A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Camarines Sur early Thursday, Dec. 5. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 22 kilometers northwest of Goa at 3:30 a.m. Depth of focus was one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

3.0-magnitude quake strikes off Batanes

(Eagle News)–A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Batanes on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, of tectonic origin, hit 44 kilometers northwest of Sabtang at 4:43 p.m. Depth of focus was 100 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were recorded.

Lorenzana recommends no martial law extension in Mindanao

(Eagle News)–Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday, Dec. 4, said he has recommended no further extension of martial law in Mindanao to President Rodrigo Duterte. Lorenzana said the recommendation was based on the assessment of the military and the police. Mindanao was placed under martial law in May 2017, after Maute terrorists overran Marawi in a supposed bid to establish an Islamic caliphate in Southeast Asia. Martial law in the island group was extended three […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over parts of Mindanao

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over parts of Mindanao. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds due to thunderstorms are expected over Davao City, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental  and Zamboanga del Sur within one to two hours. These conditions are being experienced in  Banaybanay, Davao Oriental;  Pantukan, Mabini, Maco in Davao de Oro;  SamalIs, Panabo, Tagum in Davao […]

Sorsogon placed under state of calamity

(Eagle News) — Sorsogon has been placed under a state of calamity because of the damage to agriculture and infrastructure brought about by typhoon Kammuri (TisoyPH). Sorsogon governor Chiz Escudero, however, noted that there were no casualties reported in the province after the typhoon’s onslaught. But the initial damage reported already reached P667,331,900 due to agriculture and fisheries losses. The cost of damage to infrastructure is still being completed.