Provincial News

20-year-old nabbed in Bukidnon for allegedly selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

(Eagle News) — Authorities arrested a 20-year-old woman after she allegedly sold fake vaccination cards to undercover policemen in Bukidnon. According to the Philippine National Police, nabbed in Manolo Fortich town was Sharlyn Abdul, 20. The PNP said she was nabbed in an entrapment operation where she sold two counterfeit cards worth P700 to operatives. The operation was conducted after surveillance of Abdul, who, the police said, had been reported to the authorities by a […]

Nine killed in Philippine van crash

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Nine people including a baby were killed in the northern Philippines after a speeding van lost control on a corner and smashed into a row of houses on the edge of a highway, police said Monday. The victims were gathered on the porch of a friend’s house after attending a wake in Lal-Lo town in Cagayan province on Saturday night when the accident happened. “They were hanging out when the speeding […]

PNP COVID-19 tally at 48,567

(Eagle News) — Thirty-two more COVID-19 cases have been reported among police personnel. According to Philippine National Police data, the additional cases pushed the total PNP COVID-19 cases to 48567. Of these, 684 are active. Recoveries also rose to 47756 with the additional 119 recoveries. The PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 127, with no additional deaths reported. The PNP has said that as of December last year, less than 1 percent of the entire […]

4.2-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental early Sunday, Feb. 6

(Eagle News) — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Sunday, Feb. 6. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 4:12 a.m. Its epicenter was 268 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 34 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.9-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Friday, Feb. 4. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 9:43 a.m. It had its epicenter 487 kilometers southeast of Balut Island. The depth of focus was 240 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.  

4.5-magnitude quake strikes off Cagayan

(Eagle News) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Cagayan on Thursday, Feb. 3. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 12:47 p.m. Its epicenter was 49 kilometers northwest of Babuyan Island. The depth of focus was 80 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

Baguio Mayor Magalong tests positive for COVID-19 anew

(Eagle News) — Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has tested positive for COVID-19 anew. Magalong himself made the revelation in a radio interview on Wednesday, Feb. 2. According to Magalong, he was so far experiencing mild symptoms and was so far on the fourth day of his home isolation. Magalong has received his booster shot against COVID-19. This is the second time the Baguio mayor has contracted the virus. In April last year, he also […]

Customs bureau: Over P36 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in abandoned warehouse in Zamboanga City

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Customs has seized over P36 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in an abandoned warehouse in Zamboanga City. According to the bureau, the 1038 master cases of undocumented cigarettes, with an estimated value of P36,330,000, were seized in the storage facility in Barangay Kasanyangan, Zamboanga City as part of a follow-up operation. The follow-up operation was conducted following a shooting incident that on Dustone Drive on Jan. 24. The bureau […]

Ifugao under a COVID-19 alert level 3 starting Feb. 1: Palace

(Eagle News) — Ifugao will be under a COVID-19 alert level 3 starting Feb. 1. According to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, the alert level in the province will be in effect until Feb. 15. Under the alert level, some establishments are allowed to operate at a 30% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated people. A 50% outdoor venue capacity, meanwhile, is allowed. However, all employees of such establishments should be vaccinated. Earlier, Metro Manila and […]

PHIVOLCS monitors 13 quakes at Taal in 24 hours

(Eagle News) — Thirteen quakes were monitored at Taal in 24 hours. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquakes at the volcano, which remains on alert level 2, included one volcanic tremor which lasted three minutes long. Sulfur dioxide flux was pegged at 4829 tons on Jan. 30. A moderate steam plume was also monitored, reaching 1000 meters high and expanding  northeast and southwest. PHIVOLCS said entry into the volcano’s permanent […]

4.3-magnitude quake strikes off Leyte early Friday, Jan. 28

(Eagle News) — A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Leyte early Friday, Jan. 28. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 5:44 a.m. The epicenter was eight kilometers southwest of Capoocan. According to PHIVOLCS, the instrumental intensity was the following: Intensity IV – Ormoc City Intensity II – Alangalang, Leyte No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.

4.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Wednesday, Jan. 26. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 5:52 p.m. Its epicenter was 306 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos. The depth of focus was 72 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.