News in Photos

President Duterte officially welcomes Malaysian PM in Malacanang; 2 leaders to give joint statement after meeting

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte officially welcomed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia in a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace Grounds on March 7. The Malaysian leader is in the country for a three-day official visit, his first in the country since he was reelected as Malaysia’s highest leader last year. Mahathir, at 93, is considered the oldest sitting state leader, while the 73-year old Duterte is considered the oldest elected Philippine president. Mahathir, […]

News in photo: New BSP governor Diokno and family strike “Duterte pose” with President

  (Eagle News) — Newly installed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno and his family struck the signature “Duterte pose” of the President during his oath-taking in Malacanang on Wednesday, March 6. Diono was with his wife, Jo Ann Camacho, and son, Antonin, when President Duterte administered his oath-taking as the new BSP governor. He will serve the remainder of the late Nestor Espenilla’s six-year term which ends in July 2023. Diokno, the former secretary […]

President Duterte, US State Secretary meet on regional issues; Pompeo describes meeting as “productive”

  (Eagle News) — (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte had a closed door meeting Thursday night, February 28, with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo who came to the Philippines straight from the historic second summit of President Donald Trump in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo, immediately after arriving in Manila, said he intended to “work closely” with the Philippines “to address regional issues such as #NorthKorea, the South China […]

In photos: US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim in historic second meeting

These images showed US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their second historic meeting on denuclearization in Vietnam on Thursday, February 27. In Hanoi, the two leaders talked comfortably and warmly, clasping hands and appearing to share jokes as reporters shouted questions. Trump described Kim as a “great leader” and said his country had “tremendous economic potential, unbelievable, unlimited” as he vowed to “help” North Korea achieve […]

In photos: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray spreads love to countrymen during PHL homecoming parade

(Eagle News) — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray captured hearts and inspired her countrymen once more when she repeatedly said “thank you” and “I love you” to thousands who gathered and waited to welcome her during the homecoming parade on Wednesday, February 21. Wearing a Sampaguita inspired terno-jumpsuit adorned with anahaw, the national leaf, the 25-year old beauty seemed to blossom more with beauty and effortless elegance. The outfit was designed by Mark Tumang who […]

News in Photos: Lapeña files counter-affidavit in alleged shabu in magnetic lifters case

(Eagle News) — In these pictures taken by Eagle News reporter Moira Encina, former Customs Commissioner and now Technical Education Skills Development Authority Director General Isidro Lapeña is seen filing his counter-affidavit in the cases filed against him in connection with the supposed discovery of illegal drugs in magnetic lifters last year, on Thursday, Feb. 21. Lapeña was accompanied by his lawyer  John Telan during the filing in the Department of Justice. The NBI has […]

Lanao del Norte governor who campaigned against BOL votes early amid security concerns in province

  (Eagle News) — Amid security concerns in Lanao del Norte, provincial governor Imelda “Angging” Dimaporo cast her vote early on February 6 at the second round of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. Dimaporo is actively campaigning against the BOL and against the province’s inclusion in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). On the other hand, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is pushing for the BOL in Lanao del Norte, and is […]

In photos: Raging floodwaters hit Townsville, Queensland in Australia

  (Eagle News) — For more than a week, Townsville in Queensland, Australia has been experiencing strong winds accompanied by heavy rainfall. On Friday, February 1, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said heaviest falls were occurring over Townsville, with up to 200 millimeters of water predicted that day. These photos here showed how the raging floodwaters hit the town. The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology had earlier raised warnings of flash floods within the area. The city […]

In photos: President Duterte condoles with families of victims of Jolo blast

    (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte offered his condolences to the families of the victims who died during the twin bombings at the Catholic Church’s Cathedral of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu as he visited Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo on Monday, January 28, 2019. Other officials who were with him were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Interior and […]