Provincial News

4.0-magnitude quake strikes off Batanes

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Batanes on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 6:28 a.m. The depth of focus was 20 kilometers. 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 on Wednesday, Nov. 10. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 6:36 a.m. It had its epicenter 84 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. The depth of focus was 71 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte fires city information officer who attended party raided by anti-drug operatives

(Eagle News) — Davao Mayor Sara Duterte on Tuesday, Nov. 8, said she fired her city information officer after he attended a party later raided by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Nov. 6. PDEA operatives seized P1.5 million worth of drugs from the raid in Mabini, Davao de Oro, and arrested at least 17 people, including Revsan Ethelbert Papay Elizalde. Elizalde, the PDEA said, was the subject of the operation. “Last Sunday, Jefry signified […]

4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental on Monday, Nov. 8

(Eagle News) — A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental on Monday, Nov. 8. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 12:16 p.m. It had its epicenter 62 kilometers northeast of Cateel. The depth of focus was 28 kilometers. The following intensities were reported: Intensity III – Cateel and Baganga, Davao Oriental; Nabunturan, Maco, Monkayo and Compostela, Davao de Oro; City of Panabo, Davao del Norte No damage to property […]

4.7-magnitude quake hits Dinagat Islands early Monday, Nov. 8

(Eagle News) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck Dinagat Islands early Monday, Nov. 8. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 2:09 a.m. It had its epicenter 14 kilometers northwest of San Jose. The depth of focus was 215 kilometers. According to PHIVOLCS, the following instrumental intensities were reported: Intensity II – Borongan City, Eastern Samar Intensity I – Catbalogan City, Samar No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.0-magnitude quake strikes off Zambales early Sunday, Nov. 7

(Eagle News) — A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Zambales early Sunday, Nov. 7. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 3:59 a.m. It had its epicenter 54 kilometers southwest of San Antonio. The depth of focus was eight kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Manhunt under way vs suspect in CamSur shooting that killed four, including 2 minors

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a manhunt operation against a person who went on a rampage and killed four individuals in Camarines Sur recently. In a statement, the Philippine National Police said Eleazar gave the order to the Police Regional Office 5, which has police jurisdiction over Milaor, where the shooting took place. The PNP said the suspect, who has yet to be identified, entered the victims’ residence at […]

3.9-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Norte early Saturday, Nov. 6

(Eagle News)–A 3.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Norte early Saturday, Nov. 6. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 2:25 a.m. It had its epicenter 71 kilometers southeast of General Luna. The depth of focus was eight kilometers. According to PHIVOLCS, the earthquake was of tectonic origin. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Eleazar orders PNP-AKG to probe reported abduction of six persons in Batangas

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Group to probe the recently reported abduction of six persons in Batangas. According to Eleazar, he ordered the unit to coordinate with the families of the abducted, identified by the PNP as Mark Nelvin Caraan, Shane Despe, Carlo Fazon, Eugene Noora, Mar Christian Ore and Paulino Sebastian, and with the acquaintances of the victims to help shed light on the incident. The […]

4.5-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Sur

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur on Friday, Nov. 5. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck at 1:05 p.m. It had its epicenter 95 kilometers northeast of Bayabas. The depth of focus was one kilometer. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Pres. Duterte launches Puerto Princesa Seaport Expansion Project to boost Palawan economy

  President Rodrigo Duterte led the launching on Thursday, Nov. 4, of the Puerto Princesa Seaport Expansion Project seen to boost economic activity in the province as the country gears toward recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “I am excited to see the outcome of this new infrastructure, which is envisioned to boost growth in Palawan and its nearby areas,” President Duterte said during the inauguration at the Puerto Princesa Port in Palawan. […]