News in Photos

In photos: Manila Bay’s white sand beach wows locals and tourists alike

(Eagle News) — The Manila Bay Beach has social media buzzing as both locals and tourists have visited the white sand strip in the Philippine capital’s famous bay known for its dazzling sunsets. Locals and tourists flocked to the white sand beach of Manila Bay in its brief weekend public opening. It has since been the subject of vloggers as they raved about the new attraction in Manila. The Manila Bay beach area was closed […]

In photos: Reduced physical distancing inside MRT-3 trains starting today, Sept. 14

(Eagle News)–In these pictures shared by the Department of Transportation, passengers inside Metro Rail Transit-3 trains are seen sitting at a shorter distance between each other. From the original one-meter distance, the DOTr said it was now implementing a 0.75-meter distance between commuters in almost all public modes of transport, based on the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Only planes shall retain the original physical distancing protocol […]

15 killed, 500,000 evacuated in unprecedented western US bushfires

by Javier TOVAR Agence France Presse Firefighters were battling unprecedented wildfires up and down the US West Coast on Friday that killed 15 people and forced more than half a million others to flee their homes, with officials warning of more deaths to come in the days ahead. The true scale of destruction was impossible to count across wide stretches of California, Oregon and Washington cut off from the world by an apocalyptic wall of […]

Hundreds of Oregon homes destroyed by US wildfires

  LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) —  Hundreds of homes have been lost to massive and unprecedented Oregon wildfires with a potentially historic number of fatalities feared in the northwestern US state, governor Kate Brown said Wednesday. More than 300,000 acres are burning across Oregon including 35 major wildfires, with at least five towns “substantially destroyed” and mass evacuations taking place. “This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire […]

President Duterte visits twin blast site in Jolo, condoles with kin of victims of terrorist attack

  (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Sunday, Aug. 30 the blast site of the twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu that killed seven soldiers, one policeman and six civilians and wounded 75 others, offering flowers and condolences to the kin of those who died. The President also addressed the soldiers in Jolo in his “talk to troops” at the headquarters of the Joint Task Force Sulu, honoring those who died as well as […]

UPDATED: Jolo hit by 2 explosions; at least 14 killed, including 7 soldiers; scores injured on busy street

(Eagle News) — Two explosions rocked Jolo, Sulu today, Monday, Aug. 24, killing seven soldiers, six civilians, one policeman, and injuring scores of people near a grocery store and a computer shop along a busy street. The first explosion happened at 11:53 a.m while the second one was at around 1 p.m. Police initially reported at least six casualties — five soldiers and the sixth initially tagged as the female suicide bomber. Later, the number […]

Thousands flee as fast-moving wildfires spread in California

  by Jocelyne ZABLIT Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Thousands of people fled their homes in northern California on Wednesday as hundreds of fast-moving wildfires spread across the region, burning houses and leading to the death of a helicopter pilot. In Vacaville — a city of about 100,000 people located between the state capital Sacramento and San Francisco — residents were urged to evacuate during the night as the wind-whipped flames […]

In photos: Damage of magnitude 6.5 quake in epicenter in Cataingan, Masbate

(Eagle News) — The following are photos from the Philippine Red Cross Masbate chapter showing how the magnitude 6.5 quake damaged the epicenter located in Cataingan, Masbate. The quake struck at 8:03 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, with a depth of only one kilometer, making it more damaging as it is more felt in the land surface. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that aftershocks and damages are expected in the areas hit by […]

Amid reports President Duterte went to Singapore for treatment, Senator Go shares photo of chief executive having a meal with his family

(Eagle News)–Senator Bong Go on Monday, Aug. 17, posted a picture of President Rodrigo Duterte with his family amid reports the chief executive had gone to Singapore over the weekend for medical treatment. In the picture, President Duterte was seen sharing a meal with Honeylet Avanceña and their daughter Kitty. Avanceña is seen holding a newspaper. “Sa mga nagpapakalat ng fake news, makonsensya naman kayo. Ang Pangulo ay nasa Pilipinas lamang at handang mag serbisyo […]

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

  by Hashem Osseiran and Jean-Marc Mojon Agence France Presse BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Rescuers combed through the rubble of Beirut port Friday in a search for survivors watched breathlessly by relatives of the missing, after an investigation into the huge blast made its first arrests. Shock has turned to anger in Lebanon since Tuesday’s colossal explosion killed at least 153 people and devastated swathes of the capital, with security forces firing tear gas at […]

Like an atomic bomb: Scenes of Beirut explosions that killed at least 100, wounded thousands

  (Eagle News) — These are just some of the scenes as provided by photos from Agence France Presse that showed the two enormous explosions which rocked Beirut’s port on Tuesday that killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands more. The explosions that shook distant buildings, with an enomous orange fireball seen in the sky, had “tornado-like shockwaves” that shattered windows kilometers away. Agence France Presse described the bloodied and dazed  people wounded by […]

In photos: Mayon volcano continues to emit steam-laden plumes

  (Eagle News) – The majestic Mayon Volcano is seen here emitting steam-laden plumes on Thursday morning, June 25. Mayon volcano is still under alert level 2 which means it is still in a “moderate level of unrest,” according to PHIVOLCS.  Mayon Volcano has been under Alert Level 2 since March 29, 2018. During the past 24-hour observation period, “moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes that crept downslope before drifting west and west-northwest was observed,” […]