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

PDEA arrests 2, seizes 300K worth of shabu in Tuguegarao buy-bust op

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Anti-drug agents and police arrested a suspected drug dealer and his alleged lover, and seized PHP300,000 worth of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) in a buy-bust operation in Santol St., Pengue Ruyu here Wednesday night. Arrested were Roger delos Santos, 42, and Polly Polido, 21, both of Eastwood Subdivision, San Isidro village in Rodriguez, … Read More