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Fishers were in shoal for shelter

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This undated handout photo taken by the Philippine Navy and released April 11, 2012, by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.  AFP FILE PHOTO

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

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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 »

Missing US medal of honor returned to heirs of Filipino soldier

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San Fernando City Mayor Pablo C. Ortega. www.sanfernandocity.gov.ph/gov/officials.php

Even as a young girl, Maria Delilah Turzar, 40, had always been fascinated by the framed, faded magazine article displayed on the wall of her grandmother’s house here.

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

Fil-Am medical team in Pangasinan

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DR. BERNARD QUEBRAL, who coordinated the medical mission, talks to a patient in the group’s recent mission in Alaminos City. RAMIL RAPUES

Members of the Philippine-Minnesotan Medical Association (PMMA) came to Western Pangasinan District Hospital for a five-day medical and surgical mission recently.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino maid in Hong Kong can’t believe she made history

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Foreign maids gather in Central, business district in Hong Kong Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. A Filipino maid in Hong Kong won the opening legal battle in her fight for permanent residency after a court ruled Friday that an immigration provision excluding the city's hundreds of thousands of foreign maids was unconstitutional. The decision has polarized opinions in Hong Kong and has also prompted different reactions among maids themselves.  AP photo/Kin Cheung

Evangeline Vallejos is happily incredulous that she won her case for permanent residency in Hong Kong, for which she had been fighting for three years.

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A basket of apples saved this Filipina

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This Sept 11, 2001 combination of five file photos shows the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsing in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

Ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Maureen Roy-Yson an still not bear going back to Ground Zero where memories of the fateful day keep flashing back “like a movie in my mind.”

Posted: September 10th, 2011 in Americas,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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