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In photos: Scenes at the site of a plane crash in Bulacan where 10 people were killed

(Eagle News) – The Civil Aviation Aviation Authority of the Philippines are still investigating the plane crash that happened in Plaridel, Bulacan that killed 10 people. CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said they are still awaiting reports of their investigators who went to the crash site in Barangay Lumang Bayan, Plaridel Bulacan. Two of the teams from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board and the Flight Standard Inspectorate Service of CAAP are still gathering evidences from the […]

Seven thousand pairs of shoes on Capitol lawn for student lives lost

WASHINGTON D.C., (Eagle News) – Seven thousand pairs of shoes were placed on the United States Capitol lawn by activist group Avaaz early Tuesday morning to represent the lives lost by gun violence in schools since the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. “Behind me are seven thousand empty pairs of shoes that represent the kids who have been killed by gun violence since Sandy Hook in 2012,” said Emma Ruby-Sachs, Avaaz representative. “It’s at the […]

UPDATED: “I will not resign,” says Sereno who vows to fight “until the logical end”

(Eagle News) – Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno insisted she will not resign and will continue her fight to be heard in the impeachment trial that will happen in the Senate until the end. “I will not resign,” said a defiant Sereno who is on indefinite leave since March 1, 2018. “I am determined to wage until the logical end this battle started by those who seek to undermine the constitution and the […]

“Resign now” – SC employees, court judges and court employees nationwide ask Sereno

By Moira Encina Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Judges and court employees nationwide on Monday, March 12, called for the immediate resignation of on-leave Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying that she should make this sactifice to preserve the integrity of the tribunal. The call was made by the Philippine Judges Association President and Marikina RTC Judge Felix Reyes, Supreme Court Employees Association (SCEA), Supreme Court Assembly of Lawyer Employees (SCALE), the […]

Snow blankets US East Coast second time in week

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Eagle News) — The Northeastern Seaboard of the United States was covered with snow once again on Wednesday. This happened just as residents of Philadelphia were still recovering from last Friday’s snowfall that caused power outages throughout the region and made travel difficult. Residents of the city were bracing for up to 13 inches of snow. The National Weather Service reported that 6.1 inches fell at Philadelphia International Airport and up to 26 […]

The 38 lawmakers who found “probable cause” to impeach Sereno; and the 2 who did not

  (Eagle News) — In the House Committee on Justice’s voting on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, 38 lawmakers overwhelmingly voted that they found probable cause to impeach the chief magistrate, while only two lawmakers voted against it. Justice Committee Chair Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, called for the vote, and did not participate in the voting. Interestingly, the two lawmakers who voted against the majority vote — Quezon […]

Look: The design of the black robe that senator-judges will each wear in the Sereno impeachment trial

(Eagle News) – Members of the media were shown the design of the robe or “toga” which the senators will wear in the expected impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno where they will serve as judges. Based on the design approved by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, the toga will be black and the clothing material will be wool. It will have no zipper, but will have strings and a […]

Cyclone Gita wreaks havoc in Pacific

TONGA (Eagle News) — The residents of Tonga are still picking up the pieces after Cyclone Gita smashed through their South Pacific country last month. Other countries were also affected such as New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Queensland, and American Samoa. The cyclone directly hit the capital city of Nuku’alofa, recording  winds of 230 km/h (145 mph), the highest since record of storms in Tonga began. Cyclone Gita was the most severe cyclone […]