Category: News in Photos

LOOK: After the heavy rains brought about by “Paolo,” an electric post hovers dangerously over a main road in Parang, Maguindanao

Residents in Barangay Sarmiento in Parang, Maguindanao fear that this post toppled down by the heavy rains brought about by “Paolo” on Wednesday, October 18, will cause fatal accidents. The post–located inside the compound of  Sarmiento Central Elementary School in Elementary Zone 1–is owned by Maguindanao Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Magelco).  Sarmiento Barangay Secretary  Jed Colegio said personnel from Magelco have already made an ocular inspection in the scene. Dennis Dimatingkal – Eagle News Correspondent

President Duterte and Seagal in Palace on Oct. 12, 2017

LOOK: Hollywood action star Steven Seagal meets President Duterte in Malacañang

(Eagle News) — Hollywood action star Steven Seagal met with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Thursday. Seagal—who is filming scenes in the country for his upcoming series—was accompanied by Governor Chavit Singson, a personal friend. In a press conference on Tuesday, Seagal expressed his admiration for Duterte, who he said was doing all he could to keep the country safe. Seagal is also a fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

News in photos: Fast-moving wildfires tearing through California’s wine country

  More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday. Fanned by winds of over 50 miles (80 kilometers) an hour, the blazes have forced more than 20,000 people to evacuate in the country’s heaviest populated state since they began Sunday night. California’s fire service said about 73,000 acres (30,000 hectares) have been ravaged by the major infernos. At least […]

In photos: 700,000 protest in Barcelona against police violence

  Barcelona, Spain (AFP)  —  Some 700,000 people took to Barcelona’s streets Tuesday, city police said, to protest against police violence during a banned weekend independence referendum in Catalonia, demanding to be heard. As the entire region went on general strike, Catalans protested throughout the day in various rallies, calling on the EU to intervene in an escalating face-off between Catalan separatist leaders and Madrid.

LOOK: Honeylet Avanceña is guest of honor at launch of PNP drug rehab program

In these pictures provided by the Philippine National Police, First Lady Honeylet Avanceña is seen addressing an audience as guest of honor during the  launch of the Life After Tokhang drug rehabilitation program in Camp Crame on Monday, October 2. LIFT, a “PNP-initiated, community-based recovery and wellness program,” is aimed at helping drug surrenderees recover from their drug problems via a series of activities. For the program, the PNP partnered with the Rispondé Foundation.

Police responding to shooter in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Police swarmed the Las Vegas strip late Sunday following reports of multiple shots fired from the Mandalay Bay casino, police and US media reported. “We’re investigating reports of an active shooter near/around Mandalay Bay Casino,” police said on Twitter. Several people including a police officer had been shot at a nearby outdoor concert, the Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported. The Las Vegas hospital was taking in “several” people with […]