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US’ Trump tells Americans PHL President extends his gratitude for their help in Marawi

  (Eagle News) — United States President Donald Trump made a report of his accomplishments during his almost-two week tour in Asia from the White House on Thursday (Manila time), and specifically mentioned the Philippine president, this year’s chair of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Summit in Manila which Trump also attended. But instead of saying it was President Rodrigo Duterte who extended his gratitude to the Americans, Trump said it was “President Duarte […]

Duterte sings PHL love song “Ikaw” during ASEAN gala dinner at Trump’s request

(Eagle News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sang a hit Filipino love song at the ASEAN dinner gala in Manila Sunday (November 12), at one point taking the microphone to sing “Ikaw” (You), in a duet with local pop diva Pilita Corrales. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Trump heard Duterte humming the tune, as singer Pilita Corrales was belting it out during the gala dinner. Duterte stood up and sang the last lines of […]

President Duterte tours one of two Australian warships on 5-day goodwill visit in PHL

By Jerold Tagbo Eagle News Service President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday made a tour of one of two Australian warships that are on a five-day goodwill visit in the country. Duterte boarded the Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Adelaide around 4:45 p.m., and was given the tour by Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 Captain Jonathan Earley. Apart from HMAS Adelaide, which has already been used in disaster relief operations, HMAS Darwin is in the country for […]

Rescuers search for survivors in Idlib after deadly air strikes – amateur videos

IDLIB, Syria (Reuters) — A man and a child were pulled from under the rubble in Idlib on Sunday (October 8) following an air strike said to be carried out by the Syrian regime targeting the city of Maarat al Numan, amateur videos posted online purported to show. The Syrian Civil Defence, better known as the White Helmets rescue workers, said on its Twitter account that jets it believed to be from the Syrian military […]

President Duterte meets with the family of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 4, gave his condolences to Mr. Horacio Castillo, Jr. and Mrs. Carminia Castillo, the parents of University of Sto. Tomas (UST) law freshman Horacio Castillo III who died during hazing rites, in a meeting at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace. Castillo III was killed during the rites  committed by members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity last September 16, 2017.  

Storm floods parts of Philippines; markets, schools shut

MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) — Heavy rains caused flooding in some parts of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, strangling traffic and forcing the closure of financial markets, government offices and schools on Tuesday (September 12) as a storm swept across the main Luzon island. The weather bureau raised storm warning signals over Manila and 19 provinces in Luzon as a tropical cyclone with winds up to 60 kilometres per hour (kph) made landfall before noon […]

Eyewitnesses capture moment Mexico earthquake strikes- UGC

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday (September 7), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. Eyewitness phone footage showed the moment the earthquake struck in a hotel room in Mexico City. Further footage of Mexico City International Airport’s Terminal 2 showed what appeared to be earthquake damage to the floor. […]

Senator Lacson bares systemic corruption at Customs bureau (with video and text of speech)

  (Eagle News) — Senator Panfilo Lacson delivered an explosive privilege speech at the Senate, baring the systemic and well-ingrained corruption at the Bureau of Customs, saying that even the top officials of the bureau led by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon are on the take, receiving bribes through a so-called “tara” system. Lacson called the Bureau of Customs as a “haven for crooks, criminals, malefactors” and even deliberately mispronounced “felons” as “faeldons” in his […]

Video: Guam residents express confidence US military can intercept any missile near island

  Residents of Guam interviewed by Agence France Presse TV expressed confidence that the US military will be able to protect the island, and intercept any missile that would be launched by North Korea. Francis Abino, Guam resident, said “North Korea does not have a chance to penetrate any missiles into the Mariana Islands, to the Territory of the United States. Due to the fact that the military has major capabilities to intercept anything that’s […]

Video: South Koreans scared, nervous after Trump’s “provocative” remark on N. Korea nuke threat

video courtesy AFPTV South Koreans express fear and anxiety after US President Donald Trump declared that North Korea would face “fire and fury” the “likes of which the world has not seen before” that was followed by a warning from North Korea that it was prepared to strike near Guam by mid-August. “It’s [Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ remark] really scary personally, and obviously I think it’s bound to escalate things. Such a remark shouldn’t be […]

Video: North Korea has produced nuke warhead, says media report

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — North Korea has produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, a major development sure to further inflame tensions. The Post cited parts of an analysis conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency that says the intelligence community thinks North Korea has “nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery” — including in intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Post said the assessment’s broad conclusions were verified […]