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OFWs join ‘Walk 4 Freedom’ in US

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LA rally exposes “modern day slaves” in US PHOTO by Benny Uy

Former caregiver Angela Guanzon, 36, recalled her two-year nightmare at an elderly care facility in Long Beach, California, where she worked in slave-like conditions.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino UN peacekeepers lauded after Golan stint

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man reads a statement as four abducted Filipino UN peacekeepers are seen in Daraa, Syria, on Thursday, May 9, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

“Filipinos, good!” Caught between life and death in war-torn Syria, this was the last thing the Filipino United Nations peacekeepers expected to hear from the Syrian rebels who abducted them twice early this year.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l law experts laud PH stand on sea row

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In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Amid rising tensions between claimants to territory in the East China Sea and the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines’ stand of invoking international law in asserting its own claim against an increasingly aggressive China is gaining support from international law experts.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World offers more aid to Philippines

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Japanese Self Defense Force personnel arrive to coordinate relief efforts on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Tacloban City.   AP FILE PHOTO

World leaders have offered to help in the reconstruction of communities in the central Philippines destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”), Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

16 foreign armed forces helping PH

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A FIRST FOR SINO SHIP  Peace Ark, a Chinese Navy hospital ship, leaves a base in Zhoushan, east of Shanghai, for a relief mission to the typhoon-devastated Philippines. It is considered the first Chinese Navy ship to enter Philippine waters with Manila’s “consent” since the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea between the two countries ensued.  AP/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Friends in good times and bad. This was how the Australian defense attaché summed up Thursday the Multinational Coordinating Council of the Philippine government and the armed forces of 16 countries working together for faster and more efficient distribution of relief to the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Eastern Visayas.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN: Millions in the Visayas still hungry

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

There may still be millions of people in the Visayas who have yet to receive any assistance 10 days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across nine regions of the Philippines, the United Nations said on Monday.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China sends sympathy to Filipino doc’s kin

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DEATH IN THE FAMILY  The Bunyis of Imus, Cavite—Mikaella (left), Dr. Rizalina Bunyi, Dr. Nelson Bunyi, Francisca Ysabel and Jose Lorenzo  PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY RAFFY LERMA

China has extended its sympathies to victims of Monday’s terror attack at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where a Filipino doctor was among those killed and her family among the injured. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China would provide assistance to victims of the SUV crash at the popular tourist site.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN seeks int’l aid for Bohol

Volunteers for and members of the Philippine Red Cross team carry goods that were transported through a boat after a bridge collapsed from a massive quake that hit Bohol. ALANAH TORRALBA/ IFRC

The United Nations on Friday appealed for $46.8 million (P2.01 billion) in international aid for more than 380,000 people in Bohol province now living in tents after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Central Visayas last week.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New UK envoy knows his Filipino

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When one of the British Embassy’s staffers struggled to find the Filipino word for “meeting,” the new ambassador chimed in and said, “pulong.” Then, at a recent reception, someone whispered after shaking the ambassador’s hand, “Sino siya?” The diplomat answered, leaving the female guest in shock: “Nakalimutan mo ako.”

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH: US, allies may use military bases

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RAISING THE FLAG In a scene old-timers say brings to mind the raising of the US flag during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, American sailors hoist their flag on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald as it docks in Subic Bay on Thursday. The ship is taking part in Philippine-US naval exercises. The United States captured Iwo Jima after a bloody battle with Japan in the Pacific.  RAFFY LERMA

The Philippines plans to give the United States and other allies access to its military bases under an arrangement that US forces could use to counter China’s creeping presence in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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