Provincial News

4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Davao Oriental

(Eagle News) — A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 1:51 p.m. It had its epicenter 16 kilometers northeast of Caraga. The depth of focus was 32 kilometers. PHIVOLCS said the earthquake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.4-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Monday, Oct. 25. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:54 a.m. It had its epicenter 393 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 94 kilometers. According to PHIVOLCS, the earthquake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur on Sunday, Oct. 24. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 7:08 a.m. It had its epicenter 75 kilometers northeast of Lingig. The depth of focus was 19 kilometers. The earthquake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property was expected but aftershocks are.

Over P260 million worth of shabu seized in separate ops in Cavite, Pampanga

(Eagle News)– Authorities seized over P260 million worth of shabu in separate operations in Cavite and Pampanga. The Bureau of Customs said a composite team of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) of the BOC Manila International Container Port (MICP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Task Force Noah, NOLCOM, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized 38 kilos of suspected shabu  in […]

DFA opens first temporary off-site passport service unit in the Visayas

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs has opened its first temporary off-site passport service unit in the Visayas. The DFA said the TOPS site was located in SM Seaside Cebu on the third floor of the Mountain Wing. According to the department, the opening of the site was part of the DFA’s plan to roll out regional TOPS operations to provide passport services to applicants living outside Metro Manila. The DFA said TOPS SM […]

PCG to construct substation in Malalag, Davao del Sur

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Coast Guard is set to construct a substation in Malalag, Davao del Sur. The PCG made the announcement following the signing of a deed of donation between the PCG and the municipality on Oct. 21. “Through this donation, PCG personnel could further uphold maritime security and maritime safety, especially along the economic area of the municipality – the Malalag Bay,” Coast Guard Commodore Allan Corpuz said. Mayor Peter Paul Valentin, […]

4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Camarines Sur early Saturday, Oct. 23

(Eagle News) — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Camarines Sur early Saturday, Oct. 23. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 3:44 a.m. It had its epicenter two kilometers northeast of Canaman. The depth of focus was six kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Intensity V – City of Naga; Canaman and Pili, Camarines Sur Intensity IV – Sipocot, Camarines Sur The following instrumental intensities, meanwhile, were reported: Intensity V – […]

4.4-magnitude quake strikes off Camarines Norte

(Eagle News)–A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Camarines Norte on Friday, Oct. 22. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 1:19 p.m. It had its epicenter 67 kilometers northeast of Tinaga Island. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity II – Mercedes, Camarines Norte; Polillo, Quezon Intensity I – Daet, Camarines Norte; Iriga City, Camarines Sur; Guinayangan, Quezon No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Immigration bureau: Over 9,000 Filipinos arrived in PHL through Subic airport since July reopening

(Eagle News) — Over 9,000 Filipinos have returned to the Philippines via the newly reopened Subic airport, the Bureau of Immigration said. According to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, based on information from BI-Clark International Airport (CIA) head supervisor Maan Krista Lapid-Legaspi, 9,111 passengers arrived in the country through the airport since the same reopened in July to service special commercial flights from abroad after a decade of halted service. “Our immigration officers in Clark are […]

4.0-magnitude quake hits Leyte

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Leyte on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 6:12 a.m. It had its epicenter 12 kilometers northeast of Albuera. The depth of focus was two kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity III- Abuyog, City of Baybay and Dulag, Leyte Intensity II- Palo and Hilongos, Leyte Intensity I- Sogod, Southern Leyte No damage to property nor aftershocks were […]

Batanes to remain under MECQ until Oct. 31

(Eagle News) — The government has extended the modified enhanced community quarantine in Batanes to Oct. 31. The Batanes government said the extension mandated by the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases  would enable the province’s Health Cluster to continue its case finding and surveillance and treat COVID-19 patients. The provincial government said the extension would also ensure the virus no longer spreads, despite the decrease in active cases in […]

PNP: Two drug suspects killed in armed encounter with authorities in Tawi-Tawi

P10.2 million worth of shabu seized (Eagle News) — Two drug suspects died in an armed encounter with police on Saturday, Oct. 16, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, also seized from Nadzmil Ladja of Barangay Sipangkot and  Malaysian national Hari Man Bin Sabtula were P10.2 million worth of shabu. The PNP said the shootout ensued after the suspects fought it out with police who were about to arrest them in a […]