News in Photos

In photos: Duterte rides motorcycle in PSG compound

(Eagle News)–In these pictures from   Senator Bong Go, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen driving around the Presidential Security Group compound. Go, Duterte’s former long-time aide, said this took place on Wednesday night. The senator said he also rode around the compound with a motorcycle. “Boss Mayor Rody, pa Arbor muna at maka Stroll muna sa compound lang!” Go said. Duterte has been very vocal about his love for motorcycles, admitting publicly that he  figured in […]

“Continuous eruption” with 500 meter high lava fountains, 2-km high steam plumes noted in Taal volcano – PHIVOLCS

(Eagle News) – Taal Volcano’s main crater has exhibited “continuous eruption” for the past 24 hours that created fountains of lava as high as 500 meters and about two kilometers of dark gray steam plumes. This was according to the 8.m. Taal Volcano bulletin of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) issued on Tuesday, Jan. 14, which also noted “flashes of volcanic lighting” at the base of the plumes. “For the past 24 […]

INC holds series of Lingap sa Mamamayan for Batangas and Cavite residents affected by Taal volcano eruption

    (Eagle News) — The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) started a series of Aid to Humanity or Lingap sa Mamamayan events in various areas in Batangas and Cavite on Monday, Jan. 13 to give aid to affected residents who continued to feel the effects of the ongoing volcanic activity of Taal Volcano just a day after it erupted with columns of steam and sufuric ash. Thousands of goodwill bags were distributed to […]

Taal, Batangas residents evacuated with the help of SCAN Int’l as Taal volcano continues unrest

            (Eagle News) — Residents of Taal, Batangas are evacuated on Monday morning, January 13, with the help of volunteers of the SCAN International, a volunteer group of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) as nearby Taal volcano continues to exhibit intensified volcanic activity. SCAN Int’l is a volunteer group which has this motto, “Saving Lives is Our Priority.” It also conducts seminars on disaster preparedness and trains people […]

In photo: Footprints on muddy ashfall in Tagaytay City, Cavite after Taal eruption

  (Eagle News) — Footprints on gray mud covered road due to ashfall from Taal volcano can be seen in this photo taken by Eagle News Service reporter Earlo Bringas in Tagaytay City, on Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2020. Residents of this picturesque city in Cavite provinces woke up with ashfall-covered landscape, a day after Taal volcano started spewing steam and ash and other pyroclastic materials on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The last time that […]

In photos: Tagaytay City wakes up with thick ashfall caking landscape after Taal eruption

  (Eagle News) — Tagaytay City woke up on Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2020 to a new gray muddy covered landscape because of thck ashfall from Taal Volcano’s eruption. The thick ashfall covered the usually green landscape of this picturesque city with gray muddy caky volcanic ash that showed no signs of abating as Taal continues its intense volcanic activity. Roads, vegetation and rooftops are all covered with thick layers of gray ashfall which according […]

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 […]