News in Photos

In photos: INC holds “Lingap sa Mamamayan” relief distribution in Itogon, Benguet

          (Eagle News) — The Iglesia Ni Cristo is currently conducting its relief distribution program, Lingap sa Mamamayan, to help those affected by typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in Itogon, Benguet which was hit by massive landslides that killed at least 19 people, and buried about 40 others which are still missing. The INC volunteers are currently giving out relief bags at the Loacan Elementary School.

News in photos: Typhoon Ompong destroys classrooms, houses in Gonzaga, Cagayan

(Eagle News) — Typhoon Ompong destroyed houses and other structures in Gonzaga in the province of Cagayan. Many classrooms were also destroyed by Typhoon Ompong in Gonzaga National High School. (Photos courtesy of Eagle News Correspondent Rhodalyn Sumer) (Photos courtesy of Gonzaga National High School Principal) (Photos sent by the Principal of Gonzaga National High School)

Moon landing: South Korean leader and North’s Kim begin summit

by Park Chan-kyong Agence France Presse SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States. Kim and Moon embraced at Pyongyang’s international airport — where the North Korean leader had supervised missile launches last year as […]

News in Photos: Search and retrieval ops for missing victims of landslide in Itogon, Benguet continue

(Eagle News) — The search and retrieval operations of authorities for the missing victims of landslide caused by Typhoon Ompong in Itogon, Benguet continued. Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino and Assistant Secretary Nicanor Faeldon of Civil Defense visited the area of the landslide on Tuesday, September 18. (Photos courtesy of PNP-RPIO) 

In photos: Vast rice and cornfields in Ilagan, Isabela damaged by typhoon Ompong

  (Eagle News) — Vast rice and cornfields are damaged by typhoon Ompong’s powerful winds and rainds that slammed into Ilagan City in Isabela.  Initial estimated pegged the damage to agriculture at more than P370 million.   In the Philippines, the over-all damage to agriculture was estimated at more than P14 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture. (Ricky Laggui, Eagle News Service correspondent in Ilagan, Isabela)

Three deaths confirmed after typhoon Ompong batters N. Luzon as reports come in

  (Eagle News) — After lashing Northern Luzon, typhoon Ompong has so far claimed three lives, including two in the Cordilera region and one in Marikina City. During a briefing of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) which was presided by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the Palace spokesperson confirmed that there were three casualties reported after typhoon Ompong battered Northern Luzon. “Bad news, there were reports of initial casualties reported na,” he […]