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Indonesian teacher Saur Marlina Manurung turns forest into ‘school for life’

SAUR: Her students once considered pencils “evil.” AP

Saur Marlina Manurung has taught countless members of Indonesia’s forest people how to read, write and count.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Want to marry a Filipina? Bill seeks additional requirements on foreign boyfriends


Want to marry a Filipina? Submit an employment certificate and a certificate of good moral character first.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Multinational firms rap PH for ban on sending workers to Libya

This frame grab shows an airplane on the tarmac of the airport belching black smoke into the air during fighting between the Islamist Misarata brigade and a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya. AP

Multinational companies in Libya have launched a “shame the Philippines” campaign as a result of a ban on new deployments of Filipino workers in Libya, where 13,000 Filipinos are now trapped in upheavals involving militias.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Miracle of Kamaishi’: It can happen here for ‘Yolanda’ kids

‘PRECIOUS TO US’ Teacher Miyoko Hirano and 14-year-old students Fuka Sato (center) and
Yukina Kikuchi of Japan show to visiting Southeast Asian journalists “precious” thank-you letters
sent by the Filipino pupils to whom they donated school supplies after Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” DJ YAP

Fuka Sato was only 11 when she and some 3,000 other schoolchildren escaped the tsunami that engulfed this small industrial town three years ago in what became known throughout Japan as the “Miracle of Kamaishi.”

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SE Asian nations come together to protect turtles

Sea Turtle. AFP PHOTO

The governments of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have pledged to enhance cooperation in the regional crackdown on the illegal trade in marine turtles taken from the rich waters of the Coral Triangle.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »