Air Force One lands in NAIA; U.S. President Obama now in Manila

MANILA, Philippines — The United States’ Air Force One  landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 1:30 p.m.with U.S. President Barack Obama on board.  Obama disembarked from the plane and was greeted by Philippine officials.  He came from his visit in Malaysia. The U.S. President then boarded a US presidential chopper which will bring him to Malacanang where Philippine President Benigno Aquino III will be leading the welcome ceremony for the U.S. head of […]

U.S. President Obama set to arrive in Manila today; Asian stability tops agenda

MANILA, Philippines —  United States President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the country today, as he departs from Malaysia where he has said that the U.S. is committed to helping maintain the peace and stability in Asia. “I believe that together we can make the Asia Pacific more secure, and America has the strongest melter in the world but we don’t see conflict, we see to keep the peace. We want a future where disputes are resolved peacefully […]

Philippines, U.S. sign new military pact

BY ROSEMARIE FRANCISCO AND MATT SPETALNICK MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The United States and the Philippines have signed a new 10-year security pact on Monday that will allow for a larger U.S. military presence as it struggles to raise its defense capabilities amid territorial disputes with China. The agreement, which establishes a framework for a beefed-up rotation of U.S. troops, ship and warplanes through the Philippines, was formally sealed just hours before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Manila, […]

Iglesia Ni Cristo: 50 million people reached by “My Countrymen, My Brethren” project in its 1st year

MANILA, Philippines — Under an early morning clear blue sky on April 26, almost half a million people gathered at the open grounds of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City to witness a very important occasion. A year ago, in the same summer month of April, Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo launched a project called, “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” or “My Countrymen, My Brethren.” It was meant to reach […]

Obama Set To Visit Philippines Amid Manila’s Disputes With China

U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the Philippines on April 28 highlights Manila’s desire to strengthen bonds with its longtime ally amid rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. The Philippines has said the focus of Obama’s two-day visit in Manila will centre on defence and bilateral cooperation. Obama is also expected to sign a security pact that will allow for increased use of Philippine bases by U.S. ships, aircraft and troops. Filipinos, who look to the U.S. as a big brother […]

Medical and Dental Mission held at Mall of Asia

  Free medical and dental services were provided by the religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo thru its project, “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” that held its first year anniversary this April. The medical and dental service mission held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds Saturday (April 26) started at around 8 a.m. and ended before noon. Eagle News reporter Jerold Tagbo interviewed Dr. Rowel Bertuben, head of the medical and dental team, who said that […]

Photo Exhibit launched by “My Countrymen, My Brethren” for its 1st year Anniversary

  Eagle News reporter Weng dela Fuente reports from the site of the photo exhibit at the SM Mall of Asia that showed the various activities of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s relief-medical-evangelical service mission dubbed as “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” which was launched on April 13 last year in Binondo, Manila. The photo exhibit is housed in a 30 meter by 50 meter tent-complex that was specially built for the event. No less than INC […]

Update on the Iglesia Ni Cristo special gathering at SM Mall of Asia

  The distribution of “goodwill bags” from the Iglesia Ni Cristo started Saturday (April 26) morning at the grounds of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City to commemorate the first year anniversary of the relief-medical-dental and evangelical mission of the Church dubbed as “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” or “My Countrymen, My Brethren.” The project, which combined an intensive evangelical campaign and medical-dental and relief service mission, was launched in April 2013 and has […]