News in Photos

In photos: President Duterte speaks to Chinese leader Xi over the phone

(Eagle News)–These pictures from the Palace show President Rodrigo Duterte speaking on the phone. The President, the Palace said, was speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday night. During the 38-minute conversation, the Palace said Xi gave the assurance the Philippines would be given priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine the Asian giant was developing. The Chinese embassy had said the two leaders also commended each other for their efforts to fight the pandemic. […]

Global race protests mark George Floyd’s death

  by Dmitry ZAKS with AFP bureaus Taking a knee, chanting and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London kicked off a weekend of global rallies Saturday against racism and police brutality. The death during the arrest of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in the US state of Minnesota, has brought tens of thousands out onto the streets during a pandemic that is ebbing in Asia and Europe, but spreading in […]

News in photos: Aftermath of Ambo’s fury in Eastern Samar

    These photos show the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Ambo’s fury after it barrelled its way in Eastern Visayas and Bicol region, making its first landfall in Eastern Samar on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Structures were almost flattened to the ground.  Trees and poles were downed.  The typhoon’s strong winds pummeled these structures and all those in its path. “Ambo” had made seven landfalls in the country since Thusday, May 14. The landfalls were […]

Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Hawaii conducts contact-free Aid to Humanity during COVID-19 crisis

by Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii Bureau) Eagle News Service PEARL CITY, Hawaii (Eagle News) – Amid fears of the ongoing novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Hawaii bravely conducted a contact-free, door-to-door food donation drive for their fellow neighbors, pursuant to upholding the essence of the Church’s Aid to Humanity program. Bags of rice, canned goods, toiletries, and other essential items were distributed in select communities […]

In photos: MRT-3 puts markers on train seats, floors in preparation for “new normal”

(Eagle News) — These pictures released by the Metro Rail Transit 3 show what will be the “new normal” inside its trains once the enhanced community quarantine is lifted. The pictures show markers that delineate the required one-meter distance between two seated train passengers and two standing ones. The one-meter distance was based on guidelines imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in a bid to contain the COVID-19 […]

Filipino ingenuity: Who can beat this face shield?

  (Eagle News) — Amid the shortage of face shields and face masks, this resident in Manila made his own version of this personal protective equipment (PPE) — a plastic water tank to protect himself. Filipinos have resorted to do-it-yourself PPEs to protect themselves amid the COVID-19 pandemic — from hand-sewn face masks, face shields made from plastic covers, to this ultimate head cover shown in the photo above, raising the DIY face shield to […]

Powerful quake damages buildings in Croatia capital amid coronavirus scare

  ZAGREB, Croatia (AFP) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake tore down chunks of buildings in Zagreb and left a teenager in critical condition on Sunday, state media reported, as authorities warned residents not to gather together and further spread the coronavirus. The quake, the most powerful to strike the Croatia capital in nearly 140 years according to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, jolted the city at around 6:00 am local time (0500 GMT), sending panicked residents running […]

In photos: President Duterte undergoes COVID-19 test, along with Sen. Bong Go

  (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte underwent testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) along with his former aide, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, at the Bahay Pagbabago in the Malacanang grounds at around 5 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020. They were tested by health personnel from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) led by Director Celia Carlos. Go, earlier explained in a statement, that they decided to take the test even though they do no […]

Senator Dela Rosa posts photo of PNP chief Gamboa in hospital to show that he’s okay

(Eagle News) — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa visited Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa as well as the other police officers who were injured in the helicopter crash at the St. Lukes’ Medical Center-Global City in Taguig City. Dela Rosa, a former PNP chief, also posed for a photo with Gamboa showing the police chief making a thumbs-up sign to show that he is okay. Gamboa is now in a stable condition, as […]

Indian ambassador to the PHL makes a courtesy call on Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister

  (Eagle News) – The Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Philippines, H.E. Jaideep Mazumdar, visited Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo on Wednesday, Feb. 26. at the new INC Museum in Quezon City. This was the first time that an ambassador from India, the second most populous country in the world, made a courtesy call on the INC Executive Minister. In September last year, the INC, […]

30 Filipinos from Wuhan City arrive in Clark, brought to New Clark City for 14-day quarantine — DFA

  (Eagle News) — Thirty (30) Filipinos from Wuhan City, the ground zero of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019-nCoV ARD), have been flown to the country, arriving at the Clark Air Base on Sunday, Feb. 9, through the efforts of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The repatriated Filipinos included 29 adults and one infant. They were onboard the chartered flight which landed at the Haribon Hangar in Clark Air Base. The […]

In photos: Scenes of locust infestation threatening East Africa; UN warns numbers could double 500 times by June

      “Ravenous swarms” of desert locusts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential, threaten to ravage the entire East Africa subregion, the UN warned Monday. Recent weather in the region has created conditions that favour rapid reproduction of the crop-devouring insects. Left unchecked, their numbers could grow 500 times by June, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said. “The speed of the pest’s spread and the […]