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Fishers were in shoal for shelter

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For almost a month now, Ramoncito Dumas has been fishing in an area in the West Philippine Sea not far from his house in the fishing village of Cato in Infanta town in Pangasinan province.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino workers suffer harassment in Taiwan

ISLAND ON FIRE  Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah speaks during a press conference in Taipei on Wednesday where he announced Taiwan would recall its representative and discourage travel to the Philippines.  AP

The Philippines’ de facto ambassador to Taiwan has advised thousands of Filipino workers there to eat at home and avoid the streets while emotions run high on the island over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards last week.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos no longer welcome in Taiwan restaurants, says Meco exec

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Premier Jiang Yi-huah speaks while holding a picture showing the number of gun holes in a fishing vessel after it was assaulted by the Philippine coastguard, killing a Taiwanese fisherman, during a press conference in Taipei on May 15, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / Mandy Cheng

Filipinos have been refused service in restaurants and supermarkets, as tensions continue to rise over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard in the Balintang Channel last week, said Amadito Perez Jr., chair of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco).

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Survivors recount sinking of Burmese ship off Bolinao

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When the Burmese cargo vessel, the MV Harita Bauxite, began sinking after 10 p.m. on Saturday, the captain, Win Kyu, blew a whistle and ordered the crew to abandon ship.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Town starts to unveil its cavernous wonder

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HOLLYWOOD actress Rachel Grant joins an exploration team to go deeper into a previously unexplored cave in Bani, Pangasinan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Call it the best-kept secret of this western agricultural town: A virtually unexplored 4-kilometer-long cave with underground waterfalls and pools, white stone terraces and unique formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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