3 PUIs nCoV-free, 10 new ones hospitalized in Cagayan Valley

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Three of the 13 persons under investigation (PUIs) for having symptoms of the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) in Cagayan Valley have tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital on Sunday, the Department of Health-Cagayan Valley Center for Health Development reported. After undergoing the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, … Read More

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

Soldier killed, 2 hurt in clash with NPA rebels in Isabela

CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela — An Army corporal was killed and two of his comrades were hurt when they engaged a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a firefight in the mountainous barangay of Villa Rey, Echague town, Isabela province on Saturday afternoon. Maj. Noriel Tayaban, Army’s 5th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified … 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

NPA squad leader yields in Isabela

ECHAGUE, Isabela — A New People’s Army (NPA) squad leader surrendered to Army soldiers belonging to the 502nd Infantry Brigade in Soyung village here on Monday, the military said. “Ka Marlboro” (real name withheld for security reasons) of Kilusang Larangang Gerilya-Central Front operating in the towns of San Mariano, San Guillermo, Echague, Jones and San Agustin, … Read More

Hello Kitty-themed mausoleum awes villagers in Isabela

TUMAUINI, Isabela — A deceased girl’s mausoleum is attracting visitors to a public cemetery in Barangay San Mateo in this town after her family had it painted and designed with a Hello Kitty theme. Frank Dumaua, helper of the family (whose name was withheld for security reasons), told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in an interview … Read More

Cop killed, 3 others hurt in Isabela clash with NPA

SAN GUILLERMO, Isabela — A police patrolman was killed and three others were wounded in a clash between lawmen and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a mountainous area of Barangay Burgos here on Tuesday. Col. Mariano Rodriguez, Isabela police director, identified the fatality as Patrolman Henry Gayaman, who was brought to a funeral parlor … Read More