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Race on to save 9 buried workers

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Intermittent rains and unstable grounds are hampering the search and rescue efforts for nine workers buried in a landslide that hit a mountain village at the geothermal complex of the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) in Kananga town, Leyte.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Canadian in murder rampage dismayed by PH justice system

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DEADLY RAGE Police probers find an old ID of Canadian John Pope who went into a deadly rage at the Cebu Palace of Justice on Tuesday. LITO TECSON/Cebu Daily News

The Canadian who went on a shooting rampage at the Palace of Justice had expressed his dismay over the justice system in the Philippines in a journal.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian kills doctor, lawyer in Cebu

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DEADLY RAGE Police probers find an old ID of Canadian John Pope who went into a deadly rage at the Cebu Palace of Justice on Tuesday. LITO TECSON/Cebu Daily News

A lingering dispute in the neighborhood ended in violence Tuesday in a courtroom when a Canadian retiree charged with malicious mischief gunned down his accuser and a lawyer before killing himself, police said.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino pilgrims join festive gathering at Vatican

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At least 5,000 Filipino pilgrims traveled to Rome for Calungsod’s canonization. Some Filipinos came from other countries like the United States. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY ROLAND F. CASTILLO

The weather was chilly but the Filipino pilgrims were already waiting outside the gates of St. Peter’s Square as early as 4 a.m. Sunday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ivory probers barred from entering church

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ELEPHANT tusks from Tanzania were found inside two container in this photo taken in Manila on May 20, 2009. INQUIRER FILEPHOTO

Security guards on Friday prevented government investigators from entering a church in Talisay City where religious statues made from “blood ivory” are allegedly kept.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Cebu sources feel betrayed by writer of NatGeo story

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BELEN COLLECTION Msgr. Cris Garcia shows off his collection of Belens housed at the Collegium Societatis Angeli Pacis Immaculate Heart of Mary Refuge in Cansojong Talisay City, in this file photo taken on Dec. 20, 2008. Garcia said some pieces in the collection were a century old. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Heritage experts and conservationists cooperated with National Geographic writer Bryan Christy when he told them that he was writing about Cebu’s devotion to the Holy Child Jesus.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Gov’t probe covers all ivory collectors, not just priest

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ELEPHANT tusks from Tanzania were found inside two container in this photo taken in Manila on May 20, 2009. INQUIRER FILEPHOTO

Collectors and traders of newly acquired ivory pieces watch out.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Archbishop Palma: NatGeo article biased

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IVORY CHILD One of the prized pieces in the Belen collection of Msgr. Cris Garcia at the Collegium Societatis Angeli Pacis Immaculate Heart of Mary Refuge in Cansojong, Talisay City. Photo taken on Dec. 20, 2008. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has ordered an inventory of all ivory pieces owned by Msgr. Cristobal Garcia, whom National Geographic linked to the illegal ivory trade, to determine if these were acquired before 1981, the year the Philippines became a signatory to an international ban on ivory trade.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vatican sacked Cebu priest months ahead of ivory scandal, says church exec

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ARCHBISHOP MEETS THE PRESS Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (left) answers questions from reporters on Wednesday on Msgr. Cristobal Garcia’s collection of ivory religious icons and his whereabouts. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Msgr. Cristobal Garcia has been suspended and stripped of all his positions in the Archdiocese of Cebu on orders of the Vatican while the Holy See investigates the child abuse case that stemmed from accusations that he molested altar boys more than 20 years ago.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Msgr. Garcia proud of ‘matchless’ collection of religious icons

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Msgr. Cristobal Garcia has always been proud of his collection of religious icons and paintings.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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