Provincial News

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. […]

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 light to moderate to at times heavy rains are being experienced over portions of Agusan del Norte (Butuan City), Agusan del Sur (San Luis, Esperanza, Talacogon, La Paz, Loreto, Bunawan, Prosperidad, San Francisco), Misamis Oriental  (Gingoog City), Bukidnon (Sumilao, Talakag, Libona, Manolo Fortich), Lanao del Sur (Mulondo), Zamboanga del Norte (Mutia, Pinan, Manukan), and Zamboanga Sibugay […]

P5.3 million worth of cocaine seized in Tawi-Tawi operation: PNP

(Eagle News) –Authorities seized P5.3 million worth of cocaine in an operation in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi recently. According to Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar, Basir Daud, 49, was also arrested in the operation jointly conducted by the PNP and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives. Eleazar said also seized from the suspect was an M16 rifle. “Iniimbestigahan na si Basir Daud upang alamin kung saan galing ang nakumpiskang cocaine sa kanya at kilalanin ang iba pa […]

Eleazar issues warning vs fake money

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police warned the public on Friday, Oct. 29, against the possible proliferation of fake peso bills. PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar issued the statement following the arrest of two people who yielded some P100,000 worth of counterfeit money in separate operations in Cebu City. Arrested was 35-year-old Ivan Noval Luardo for possession of 52 pieces of fake P1,000 and 70 pieces fake P500 bills, according to the PNP. The PNP […]

4.7-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Friday, Oct. 29. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 12:33 p.m. The epicenter was 34 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 185 kilometers. The following instrumental intensities were reported: Instrumental Intensity: Intensity I – General Santos City No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.

Eleazar orders thorough probe into attack on DOST official in Koronadal City

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered a thorough investigation into the attack on a Department of Science and Technology official in Koronadal recently. In a statement, Eleazar said so far, the police investigators are checking the closed-circuit television camera footage of the area where Engineer Normina Pahm was waiting for her ride with her coworkers when she was approached by an unidentified person and shot her. Pahm was rushed to […]