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Obama slams Trump in speech: ‘Ignorance is not a virtue’

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Sunday criticized the populist campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, decrying “anti-intellectualism” and noting that “ignorance is not a virtue.” Obama did not specifically name the brash New York real estate developer during his remarks at a university graduation ceremony in New Jersey, but it was clear he was referring to the candidate who is running on a slogan of “Make American Great Again!” The […]

INC Worldwide Distribution of Pamphlets starts

(Eagle News) — The worldwide distribution of pamphlets of the Iglesia Ni Cristo started on Saturday, May 14, as INC members all over the world gear up for the Reconnect: Worldwide Intensive Propagation where a worldwide evangelical mission to be officiated by INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo will be held at the Philippine Arena to be broadcast across the globe on May 22, 2016. From different countries and different timezons, INC brethren — […]

Marcos camp says “new script” was entered into Comelec server on night of May 9

  (Eagle News) The camp of vice-presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., claimed on Wednesday that a “new script” was introduced into the transparency server of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Monday night (May 9), pointing to this as the possible cause of the sudden erosion of vote counts for the senator. “We received unsettling information that at past 7:30 p.m. on May 9, 2016 Election Day, a new script or computer command was […]

Iglesia Ni Cristo brethren in Canada bring aid, relief goods for forest fire victims

    By Jonah Grace Lopez Eagle News Service, Canada bureau ALBERTA, Canada  (Eagle News) – On May 10, coinciding with the 130th birth anniversary of the Late Brother Felix Y. Manalo, whom the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) members believe to be God’s Last Messenger, some 200 church members drove almost three hours from Edmonton to Lac la Biche in Alberta, Canada where some 2000 relief good bags were handed out. Many of […]

NASA says 1,284 new planets found by Kepler telescope

    by Kerry Sheridan MIAMI, United States (AFP) —  NASA announced Tuesday the discovery of 1,284 new planets outside our solar system, more than doubling the number of exoplanets found with the Kepler space telescope. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington. The unmanned Kepler space observatory, which launched in 2009, […]

UPDATED: Robredo now on the lead in Vice Presidential race

  MANILA, Philippines (EAGLE NEWS) — Based on the partial and unofficial election results provided by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has overtaken rival Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos. As of 5:29 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, Robredo has 13,050,115 votes, while Marcos has 13,000,419 votes. Robredo started taking the lead from Marcos as of the 3 am. count of the KBP. Below is the latest […]

Senator Grace Poe concedes to Davao City mayor Duterte

  (Eagle News) — Senator Grace Poe on Monday night conceded to Davao City Mayor and presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte as unofficial partial quick counts of election returns from the Commission on Elections showed Duterte at an early lead.  As of 10:40 p.m., Duterte leads with 12,606,829 votes based on the partial unofficial quick count of election returns received by the COMELEC. Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II comes in at second with […]

Duterte votes in Davao City

    (Eagle News) – Presidential candidate and survey front runner Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte voted past 2 p.m. on Monday, May 9, becoming the last of the “presidentiables” to cast his vote on election day. Duterte, wore a checkered red polo, when he went to his polling precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School to vote.  He was accompanied by his common-law-wife, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña. The Davao City mayor has been […]