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WATCH: NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

BORGARNES, Iceland (AFP) — To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job. With its black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjokull, was chosen as a stand-in for the Red Planet’s surface.

Philippines takes home top two awards at Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 in Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo’s name was called not once but twice and not for second or third but for first place for the two most coveted awards sought out by more than two dozen international chefs competing in the Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the U.S. Capital. Sincioco-Mateo along with Chef Jessie C. Sincioco accepted the Judge’s Choice Award and the People’s […]

WATCH: President Duterte’s visit to India for ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte, during his trip to participate in the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, held a bilateral meeting with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24, 2018 at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India. Following the meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Board of Investments of the Republic of the Philippines and Invest India of the Republic of India was exchanged between the two nations. DTI Philippines Secretary Ramon […]

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 […]