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Honest airport workers reap praises

ILOILO International Airport utility workers Rovelyn de la Peña (left) and Edgardo Penit have earned praises for turning over a bag containing cash and personal items left by a foreigner at the airport. 

Even as dozens of legislators are parrying allegations of pocketing billions of pesos in pork barrel funds, two workers at Iloilo International Airport are reaping praises for their honesty.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese passengers mob Cebu Pacific pilots

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Irate Chinese tourists of a chartered plane mobbed and harassed two Filipino pilots at the arrival area of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) early on Saturday after their flight was canceled due to bad weather.

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

Indian couple found dead on Iloilo beach

iloilo oton map

The bodies of an Indian man and his wife were found along the shoreline of Oton town in Iloilo early Wednesday, according to initial police reports.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sky lanterns light up Iloilo sky, set world record

BREAKING THE RECORD  Thousands of youths release sky lanterns—15,185 of them—within 10 minutes at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Miag-ao in Iloilo City to call for world peace through inner peace. This breaks the Guinness World Record of 12,749 sky lanterns released in a single event, according to organizers. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Thousands of lanterns brightened the evening sky in this town on Friday as the Philippines lit its way to a Guinness world record for the most number of sky lanterns flown simultaneously.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines turns to other tourist markets after Taiwan row

Boracay. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is turning to other markets to fill hotel rooms on Boracay Island that have been left empty by cancellations of Taiwanese bookings, coming as fallout from a diplomatic row between Taiwan and the Philippines over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards two weeks ago.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »