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Keep it simple, Church told, as plans for Pope visit get going

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Pope Francis blesses a child during the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. With his visit to the Philippines just five months away, preparations are already under way, including the widening of roads, in typhoon-stricken Leyte province, where he is expected to travel.  AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI

Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines is five months away, but preparations are already under way, including the widening of roads, in typhoon-stricken Leyte province, where he is expected to travel.

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

Beckham who? Soccer star visits Tacloban

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BECKHAM IN TACLOBAN  Football superstar David Beckham visits children living at the Tacloban City Convention Center tent city who have been displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” The English footballer is an ambassador of goodwill for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  RAFFY LERMA

Some of the children didn’t know who he was—except that he must be some international superstar. And so they serenaded him with Filipino songs.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clowns without borders: Healing with laughter

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HOLIDAY MAGIC A member of Clowns Without Borders performs in front of young survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” at a tent city in Tacloban City. AFP

The saying that laughter is the best medicine proves to be a truism even in times of disaster, as it was for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” who had a good laugh after witnessing the acts of Clowns Without Borders (CWB), an organization that offers entertainment in crisis situations.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pope Francis’ visit to ‘Yolanda’-devastated Leyte eyed

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis might just visit this typhoon-devastated province of more than 1 million Catholic faithful.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US senator vows more aid for ‘Yolanda’ rehab effort

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PALACE CALLER US Sen. Marco Rubio pays a courtesy call on President Aquino in Malacañang, accompanied by US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. LYN RILLON

United States Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday assured that the US government would continue to support the Philippines’ rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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