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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 »

Pope’s envoy visits Tacloban, provides comfort to residents

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Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

He came with relief goods, saw the devastated churches and brought with him prayers from Pope Francis.

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

UNDP brings jobs, joy to 142 in Leyte

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The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions. AP FILE PHOTO

For the 142 residents of a typhoon-devastated coastal village of Tacloban City, it will be a merry Christmas.

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

Another foreign vessel runs aground in coral reef

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A foreign commercial vessel loaded with more than 1,600 pieces of lumber ran aground off Maripipi Island in Biliran province on Thursday night.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Foreign cargo ship runs aground off Biliran

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A foreign commercial vessel manned by Vietnamese and loaded with more than 1,600 pieces of lumber ran aground off Maripipi Island in Biliran province Thursday night, officials said.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

American faces child abuse raps

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An American is facing child abuse and human trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting boys whom he gave money for sexual favors.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino DH killed as suicide jumper lands on her—OWWA

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It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A Filipina domestic helper died in Hong Kong after a Chinese woman, who jumped from the rooftop of a building in an apparent suicide attempt, fell on her, according to a report received by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Office in Eastern Visayas (OWWA-8) from the agency’s office in Hong Kong.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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