Provincial News

4.5-magnitude quake strikes off Batanes

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Batanes on Saturday, Oct. 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 11:35 p.m. It had its epicenter 79 kilometers northwest of Itbayat. The depth of focus was 32 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

La Union declares “state of calamity” due to damage from storm “Maring”

  (Eagle News) — La Union declared a state of calamity due to the damage brought about by severe tropical storm “Maring.” By virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 1413, the provincial government of La Union placed the province under a state of calamity after “Maring” heavily devastated much of its agriculture and infrastructure. The provincial resolution cited initial damage report stating that Maring had affected 259 barangays and over 38,000 families. “As of October […]

4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Surigao del Sur early Saturday, Oct. 16

(Eagle News) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur early Saturday, Oct. 16. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 12:54 a.m. It had its epicenter nine kilometers southeast of Marihatag. The depth of focus was 40 kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Intensity IV – Marihatag and San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur Intensity III – Cagwait, San Francisco and Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur Intensity II – Bislig […]

4.5-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Oriental

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental early Friday, Oct. 15. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:19 a.m. It had its epicenter 126 kilometers southeast of Caraga. The depth of focus was30 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.

Two soldiers, cop nabbed for alleged gun-running activities in Maguindanao

(Eagle News) — Two soldiers and a policeman were arrested for alleged gun-running activities in Maguindanao, the Philippine National Police said on Thursday, Oct. 14. The PNP identified those arrested in the entrapment operation in  in Barangay Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat as Patrolman Eliver Jay Anggot Soverano; Datu Morjan Kunakon Tumindig; Adams Tuminding; and Army Staff Sgt. Gleen Argones Sangyao and Army Staff Sgt. Reynaldo Dichosa II. Soverano was reportedly assigned to the Philippine National […]

PCG rescues seven fishermen off Iloilo waters

(Eagle News) — Seven fishermen were rescued off Iloilo waters  amid “Maring,” the Philippine Coast Guard said on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The PCG said the seven were on board FBCA ARIANNE that departed from Estancia, Iloilo for a fishing venture when the vessel encountered  engine trouble in the vicinity of Sicogon Island and Bayas Island due to the strong winds and big waves. The boat captain sought the help of PCG, which immediately sent a […]

4.4-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Oriental

(Eagle News) — A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake that hit at 7:30 a.m. was an aftershock of the Aug. 12 earthquake in the area. Tuesday’s earthquake had its epicenter 142 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso. The depth of focus was 56 kilometers. According to PHIVOLCS, the earthquake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported. […]

Rainfall warning hoisted over parts of PHL

(Eagle News) — A rainfall warning has been raised over parts of the country due to Tropical Storm “Maring.” The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said an orange rainfall warning is hoisted over Palawan (Kalayaan Islands), which means floods in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas are expected and threatening. Meanwhile, Eastern Samar, Samar, the rest of Palawan and Catanduanes are under a yellow rainfall warning, which means floods are also expected. […]

3.6-magnitude quake strikes off Cagayan

(Eagle News) –A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Cagayan early Sunday, Oct. 10. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 7:13 a.m. It had its epicenter 20 kilometers east of Calayan. The depth of focus was eight kilometers. The earthquake was of tectonic origin. According to PHIVOLCS, no damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Drug complaint filed vs Julian Ongpin up for resolution

(Eagle News)–The Department of Justice wrapped up its probe into the drug complaint filed against Julian Ongpin, who the police said was a person of interest in the death of artist Bree Jonson. The Philippine National Police said the complaint against Ongpin, son of businessman Roberto Ongpin, was now deemed submitted for resolution after the police and Ongpin’s camp no longer raised new issues. The complaint stemmed from the police’s discovery of 12.6 grams of […]

Around P6 million worth of marijuana seized in Benguet: PNP

(Eagle News) — Around P6 million worth of marijuana was  seized in Kapangan, Benguet recently, the Philippine National Police said. The PNP identified those arrested by police manning a checkpoint as Marry Ann Felipe Del Rosario, Simiano Tadina Patingan, and Jun Comot Colera. The police said they had flagged down the Mitsubishi Montero the suspects were using to inspect the vehicle when they  saw the suspected marijuana inside. A police officer, the PNP said, also […]

Bicol International Airport starts commercial operations

(Eagle News) — The Bicol International Airport started commercial operations on Friday, Oct. 8, the Department of Transportation announced. According to the Transportation Secretary Art Tugade, who was present during the inauguration led by President Rodrigo Duterte on the day before, the airport was also now “night-rated” and will start night operations in November. The DOTr said the country’s “Most Scenic Gateway” will offer domestic and international passengers contactless properties that are innovative solutions during […]