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Ateneo honors German advocate of Euro integration

ATENEO president Father Jose Ramon Villarin congratulates Hans-Gert Poettering after conferring on him his honorary doctorate. EM PONG AND MARL CASTRO/CONTRIBUTORS

The Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday conferred an honorary degree on Hans-Gert Poettering, former president of the European parliament and now chair of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), for his advocacy on European integration and human rights.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH doctors eye India transplant record


Even Filipino doctors want to be part of the Guinness book of world records.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Iglesia ni Cristo breaks charity walk world record

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) fund-raising walk on Saturday for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” broke the Guinness World Record for the largest charity walk, drawing at least 175,000 people to a 1.6-kilometer walkathon along Manila’s bayside Roxas Boulevard.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Red Cross looking for land for ‘Yolanda’ victims’ homes

Former Sen. Richard Gordon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Building “better” houses for the families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November remains a challenge for the senior officials of the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement who were in Manila for a two-day meeting on the long-term recovery plan for the devastated areas in the Visayas.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More fun in PH: Tourist arrivals rise nearly 10% despite diasters

Foreign tourists visit Fort Santiago in Manila on Oct. 22, 2013. Despite the series of calamities that struck last year, the Philippines registered a 9.56 percent growth in foreign arrivals in 2013, the Department of Tourism said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Despite the series of calamities that struck last year, the Philippines registered a 9.56 percent growth in foreign arrivals in 2013, welcoming a total of 4,681,307 visitors.

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

Bureau of Immigration reminds firms to secure work permits for foreign workers

Immigration Commissioner Siegfred B. Mission. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com

Immigration authorities reminded local companies hiring foreigners to secure special work permits for them to avoid penalties and imprisonment after authorities received reports that many foreign workers, mostly Chinese nationals, have been illegally working in the country.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Tobacco’s influence on PH gov’t noted

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca), a coalition of regional advocates for tobacco control, released on Monday the findings of its first-ever Tobacco Industry Interference Index which was aimed at understanding how tobacco companies influence government policies affecting their industry.

How far can the tobacco industry interfere in the government’s tobacco control measures?

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Archbishop hits Rolling Stone for comparing Pope Francis, resigned pope Benedict XVI

Catholic Bishops Conference of Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. cbcpforlife.com photo

The predominantly-Catholic Philippines has felt the “ripple effect” of Pope Francis who recently made the cover of an iconic rock magazine Rolling Stone.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bans deployment of workers to parts of Thailand

Anti-government protesters make their way on a street during a rally opposing an advance voting, in Bangkok, Thailand ,Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration imposed a ban Monday on the deployment of newly hired Filipino workers to three places in Thailand in light of the declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas.

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

US-based Catholic charity vows to raise P2.2B for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A United States-based Catholic charity has committed to raise P2.2 billion for the recovery of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Samar and Leyte over the next three to five years.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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