News in Photos

In photos: 18th century Catholic Church in Porac, Pampanga suffers severe damage after quake

  (Eagle News) — The bell tower of the 18th century Catholic church in Porac, Pampanga, St. Catherine of Alexandria, suffered major damages after the 6.1 magnitude quake that hit the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, April 22. Its bell tower was destroyed as can be seen in the photos.  Some of the church’s statues were also toppled down by the strong quake. The church is just one of the many heritage Catholic churches […]

In photos: Speaker Arroyo visits site of collapsed building in Porac, Pampanga

(Eagle News) – House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited the site of the collapsed building in Porac, Pampanga to personally assess the situation. She cut short her stay at the Boao Forum for Asia held on Monday evening, April 22, and decided to travel to Porac, Pampanga to visit her constituencies. The 6.1 magnitude quake has killed six persons in Pampanga — four in Porac town, and two in Lubao. The death toll, however, is expected […]

Look: Trapped quake survivor recovered from collapsed building in Porac

    (Eagle News) — Two survivors trapped in the collapsed four storey building in Porac town in Pampanga were pulled out of the rubble alive by rescue teams that worked through the night Monday, April 22. Rescue, search and retrieval operations are still underway in collapsed building site in Porac town, where a grocery store, Chuzon Supermarket, was housed in its ground floor. Teams are working to get more people trapped in the rubble. […]

In photos: Four storey building collapses in Porac, Pampanga after 6.1 magnitude quake

(Eagle News) —  These series of photos showed the four-storey building in Porac, Pampanga that housed a grocery store, Chuzon Supermarket, which collapsed after the 6.1 magnitude quake that shook the island of Luzon in the Philipppines on Monday, April 22, 2019. There were three casualties reported so far in the building collapse in Porac town.  Two more were reportedly killed in Lubao town. The four-storey building stood beside the Jose Songco Lapid Cultural Sports […]

Horrific scenes unfold in Sri Lanka after blasts in churches and hotels that killed at least 156

  Horrific scenes unfolded in Sri Lanka after deadly blasts that ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks as “cowardly” and said the government was working to “contain the situation”. The Catholic Church in Jerusalem issued a statement condemning the blasts. “We pray for the souls of the victims and ask for speedy […]

In photos: A peek into the LRT Line 2 East Extension project

(Eagle News)–These pictures provided by the Department of Transportation show the Light Rail Transit Line 2 East Extension project. The project, which once completed will cut short to  40 minutes the commute from Antipolo, Rizal to Recto, Manila, has entered its final phase. The DOTr said the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

‘Like a bombing’: Daylight reveals extent of Notre-Dame damage

  by Camille Bouissou and Michel Moutot Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — Shards of stained glass from priceless medieval windows. A gaping hole above the choir area where the spire crashed down. Charred debris from the collapsed roof scattered on the ground. After firefighters put out the last remnants of the fire that ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, daylight revealed the extent of the damage caused by the blaze Monday evening. Tourists […]

In photos: Notre Dame cathedral on fire

        by Anne Chaon Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — Paris was struck in its very heart on Monday as flames devoured the roof of Notre-Dame, the medieval cathedral made famous by Victor Hugo, its two massive towers flanked with gargoyles instantly recognisable even by people who have never visited the city. Thousands of Parisians poured into the streets to watch as the fire spread, overwhelmed by the catastrophic damage to […]

In photos: P65 million worth of counterfeit products destroyed in Camp Crame

  (Eagle News) – More than P65 million worth of counterfeit products, including boxes of fake DVDs, cellphones, watches, shoes and bags, as well as cigarettes, were destroyed in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Friday, April 12. The event led by the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights was done as part of the activities for the celebration of Intellectual Property Rights month this April. There were also fake medicines that were confiscated and destroyed […]

In photos: Sudden afternoon downpour floods parts of Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City

(Eagle News) — A sudden heavy downpour that occurred at around 2 in the afternoon on Friday, April 12, 2019 flooded a portion of Mindanao Avenue going to Valenzuela City with knee-deep waters that only trucks and large vehicles could pass through. At the time that Eagle News Service correspondent Eric Jabonero took the photo at 2:15 p.m., a motorcycle was stuck in the flood water, after it stalled because of the knee-deep water. The […]

World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea

  by Claire Lee Agence France Presse SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Telecom giant Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative technology. On Wednesday the South became the first country to launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that allow users to download entire movies in less […]