P15-K seized firecrackers destroyed in Isabela

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) destroyed PHP15,000 worth of seized firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices by soaking them in drums full of water at the IPPO grandstand here on Friday morning. In an interview, Isabela Police director, Col. Mariano Rodriguez, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the firecrackers, pyrotechnics and … Read More

Non-stop rains submerge bridges in Cagayan Valley

AUAYAN CITY – Night-long torrential rains and 200-cubic-meter-per-second water releases from Magat Dam submerged eight overflow bridges in Isabela and another eight in Cagayan, both in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) on Wednesday. Disaster response officials sent rescue teams for possible evacuation of residents in low-lying areas as those near the flooded Baculod Bridge and Cabiseria 8 … Read More

1,497 families evacuate in Cagayan as ‘Ramon’ hits northern PH

TUGUEGARAO CITY — At least 1,497 families or 5,487 people trooped to evacuation sites at schools and village halls in 11 towns of Cagayan province on Monday night as Typhoon “Ramon” (Kalmaegi) hit the northern Philippines, disaster management officials said. Governor Manuel Mamba suspended classes in all levels for the second day on Tuesday, Nov. 19, … Read More

Batanes placed under state of calamity after earthquakes

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The entire Batanes province was placed under a state of calamity on Tuesday following the major earthquakes on Saturday that forced almost 3,000 villagers to stay at makeshift tents in Itbayat town. The declaration was recommended by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) to let the local government tap its emergency … Read More

2 farmers in Cagayan die due to ‘Falcon’

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Farmers in Isabela and Cagayan provinces welcomed the rains brought by Tropical Storm Falcon to their crops on Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, however, two farmers drowned during the onslaught of the typhoon in the towns of Abulug and Gattaran, according to Rogelio Sending Jr., acting Cagayan provincial information officer, citing reports from the … Read More