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News in photos: Thick smoke billows from Taal Volcano

(Eagle News)-These pictures of Taal Volcano were taken by Eagle News correspondents from different areas. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised an alert level 3 over the volcano, which generated a 1-kilometer-high plume and a volcanic tremor. Earthquakes were felt in the volcano island and Agoncillo in Batangas. PHIVOLCS has recommended an evacuation from the volcano island and Agoncillo and Laurel in Batangas.  

In photos: The dispositive portion of the historic Maguindanao massacre decision

(Eagle News) — In this series of photos of the pages containing the dispositive portion of the 761-page decision on the Maguindanao massacre case, the names of those convicted for the gruesome mass murders of the 58 people, including 32 journalists, are listed. The decision by Quezon City Regional Trial Court branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes read on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 showed the names of the 29 accused led by Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan […]

BSP launches new P20 coin, releases new nine-sided P5 coin

(Eagle News)–The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Tuesday, Dec. 17, launched a new P20 coin that will soon replace the old P20 bill. The coin still features former President Manuel Quezon on one side, while the other side has the image of the Malacañang Palace and the BSP logo. It also features an image of the plant, “Nilad”  where the Philippine capital’s name came from. Nilad or the local name of the Yamstick Mangrove is […]

In photos: Building, other structures, collapse in Padada, Davao del Sur after magnitude 6.9 quake

(Eagle News) — A building collapsed in Padada, Davao del Sur after 6.9 magnitude quake struck Davao del Sur on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2019. The entire ground floor was crushed, including the vehicles parked underneath the building. Other structures in the town were also damaged including a public market as seen in the photo below. Roads and other infrastructure were also damaged by the strong quake.    

In photos: Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz gets first SEA Games gold

(Eagle News) – 2016 Summer Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz took her first Southeast Asian Games gold on Monday, Dec. 2, at the women’s 55kg weightlifting event. Diaz who is also an Airwoman Sergeant of the Philippine Air Force thanked all those who cheered for her during the SEA Games. “Maraming maraming salamat sa support,” she said after the crowd cheered her on during the event. Diaz also won the country’s first gold in […]

In photos: Big electric posts, trees toppled by Typhoon Kammuri (TisoyPH) in Albay

(Eagle News) — Big electric posts and trees were topped by powerful winds and rains brought by typhoon Kammuri in Albay as it passed through the Bicol region on Monday night, Dec. 2, until Tuesday dawn, Dec. 3. There is no electricity in the whole province of Albay and in many areas of Bicol region. Tisoy’s wrath was felt starting 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, and lasted until 3 a.m. Dec. 3. (Rebert Soriao, Eagle […]

In photos: Pres. Duterte, Sultan Bolkiah strike “Duterte pose” during SEA Games opener at PHL Arena

(Eagle News) — In these series of photos released by Malacanang, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen striking his signature clenched fist pose together with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, during the historic 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies at the Philippine Arena on Saturday night, Nov. 30, 2019. The Brunei leader watched the spectacular opening event to show support for the Brunei athletes. Sultan Bolkiah’s children, […]