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Chinese ship docs start treatment of ‘Yolanda’ injured

FACE OF CHINA’S SOFT POWER  Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing joins Rear Adm. Shen Hao and others on a visit to Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Hospital in Tacloban City. ANDREW TADALAN

The Peace Ark, one of China’s biggest and most modern floating hospitals, began admitting injured survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for medical treatment on Monday amid a fleet of international humanitarian missions to devastated areas in the Visayas.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Chinese hospital ship arrives in Leyte

After a storm of criticism China upped its contribution to $1.8 million and dispatched its Peace Ark hospital ship (in photo), but the response paled in comparison to Japan’s $30 million, the United States’ $20 million—and even some private companies’.  AP FILE PHOTO

A Chinese ship with 100 doctors and hospital capabilities arrived at Leyte Gulf Sunday afternoon to offer medical treatment and other assistance to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Patronage politics not an offshoot of PH culture, grew during US colonial period’


Patronage politics is not necessarily an offshoot of Filipino culture and it is common in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to an American professor visiting the Philippines to study patronage politics during the elections.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Judge asks help for Kiwi languishing in Catanduanes jail


A judge hearing a case of a 66-year-old Kiwi facing at least 20 years behind bars for estafa and illegal recruitment charges appealed to the New Zealand Embassy in Manila to assist its detained citizen settle his financial obligation to free him from jail.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Escape from Syria

SURVIVOR Annie Belbes escaped the fighting in Syria through creative communications. JUAN ESCANDOR JR.

War-weary and exhausted from a long journey, an overseas Filipino worker recently narrated how creative means of communication allowed her and four other Filipino domestics to escape the fighting in their neighborhood in Syria and make their way home.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From afar, family grieves for Iriga City missionary

RYAN TURALLO, a Filipino volunteer missionary from Iriga City, died after the boat he was in sank off the Solomon Islands on July 28. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Ryan Turallo, an Iriga City missionary who died when a boat sank off the Solomon Islands on July 28, never fulfilled his wish to surprise his mother with a gift—a refrigerator.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aussie envoy lauds pact with PH

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Australian ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell (right) with former Australian premier John Howard. Tweddel said the Australian government is increasing its aid to the Philippines this year.  AFP FILE PHOTO/SAEED KHAN

The Philippines’ ratification of a bilateral defense agreement with Australia reinforces the strong ties between the two countries, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell said Friday.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finally, OFW killed in Syria is home


The remains of overseas Filipino worker Mer-An Montezor, 23, were finally brought home Saturday, 50 days after she was killed at a checkpoint in the strife-torn city of Homs in Syria.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOT chief: People power to boost tourist arrivals

ADCONGRESS22  The keynote speaker, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, (2nd from left) is flanked by AdBoard chair Andre Kahn, Camarines Sur Gov. LRay Villafuerte and Inquirer president and AdCongress22 chair Sandy Prieto-Romualdez  during Thursday’s opening. JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

In the age of new media and world teen idol Justin Bieber, “game change” has become the buzzword among advertising industry leaders, movers and shakers participating in the 22nd Philippine Ad Congress here.

Posted: November 18th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

An istaytside life

LORENZO PARAN III lives in Southern California.

CALIFORNIA-based Bicolano blogger Lorenzo Paran III has compiled over 50 essays capturing the experiences of a Filipino migrant struggling to assimilate into American life. Entitled “An Isteytsayd Life, Not-so-random thoughts from a Pinoy living in America,” Paran shares situational tales—some amusing, some biting—that are instructive for fresh Pinoys in that part of the world. The [...]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 in Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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