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

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‘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

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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 »

PH, 3 other gov’ts vow to crack down on poaching of marine turtles

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turtle

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

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN: ‘Yolanda’ tops extreme events of 2013

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AP FILE PHOTO

The World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations’ authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and climate, placed Yolanda at the top of its list of key climate events in 2013.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos urged to join Earth Hour

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Earth Hour

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje urged Filipinos on Wednesday to take part in the observance of “Earth Hour,” saying “an hour of voluntary darkness will help us tame climate change.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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