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In photos: Cotabato residents arrive in droves to vote in BOL plebiscite

(Eagle News)–In these pictures taken by Eagle News reporter Jerold Tagbo, Cotabato residents are seen arriving in droves in polling precincts to vote in the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. President Rodrigo Duterte himself had vouched for the ratification of the BOL in a speech in Cotabato days before the plebiscite, saying it was the only way peace could be attained in Mindanao.

UPDATED: Several injured as massive explosion rips through Paris bakery

by Joseph Schmid Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A powerful explosion destroyed a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, injuring several people and blowing out dozens of nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and AFP journalists. Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire that broke out after the blast and rescue residents in neighbouring buildings, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters at the scene. Police closed off streets […]

In photos: Designer Mak Tumang releases sketches of “third gown” Catriona Gray planned to wear at Miss Universe pageant

(Eagle News)—These are sketches of what designer Mak Tumang said was among the dresses Catriona Gray planned to wear at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand. Tumang, who posted the sketches on his Facebook account, said the piece was an “extolment” of the Philippines, also called the pearl of the Orient seas. Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018, showed off her lava  and Ibong Adarna gown at the pageant instead.  

#EBCPhotojournalism: December storm damages White Rock Pier

WHITE ROCK, British Columbia (Eagle News) — The iconic White Rock Pier partially collapsed following the aftermath from the windstorm in Vancouver on December 19. City officials estimate it will take several months and millions of dollars to repair. Washed up sailboats and debris can also be seen along the shore. Built in 1914 along the White Rock beach, the pier spans over 400 meters into the Semiahmoo Bay which leads into the Pacific Ocean. […]

In photos: Albayalde visits Batocabe’s wake in Albay

  (Eagle News)—In these pictures released by the Office of the Chief of the Philippine National Police, PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde is seen visiting the wake of Rep. Rodel Batocabe in Albay. Batocabe was shot as he was about to board his vehicle from a gift-giving activity in Daraga on Saturday, Dec. 22. His bodyguard was also killed. The National Bureau of Investigation has said the killing was “likely politically motivated.”  

In photos: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back home in the PHL

    (Eagle News) — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray returned to Manila on Wednesday, December 19, two days after her stunning win at the Miss Universe pageant in Thailand. Gray was welcomed by members of the Tondo-based charity house which she is helping, Young Focus Philippines. “I’m so happy to be back, to be here in the Philippines,” said the 24-year old Filipina-Australian beauty who arrived on Wednesday afternoon at the Ninoy Aquino International […]

President Duterte visits INC Executive Minister

  (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte made a courtesy call on Friday, December 14, on Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo. This was President Duterte’s third visit to the INC leader. The first time that Duterte visited Brother Eduardo was in April 2016, a month before the May 2016 presidential elections. During his latest courtesy call on Friday afternoon, the President also personally greeted the INC Executive Minister […]