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Pacquiao and Lincecum: Tale of two sports icons

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Ask any Filipino sports fan to name the two most dominant athletes with full or part-Filipino heritage and would there be any other names beside the pugilist Manny Pacquiao and the San Francisco Giants double-Cy, twin-no hit hurler, Tim Lincecum? Anyone else out there? Back in 2009, when Pacquiao was on the rise, he appeared at AT&T Park to promote [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Better to watch dolphins on TV’

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Instead of watching live dolphin shows, kids can show their love for these endangered mammals by watching educational shows on TV.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

BORDER CROSSING  A Filipino member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force waves as his armored vehicle passes the Israel-annexed Golan Heights near Quneitra, the only border crossing between Israel and Syria (inset: map). UN peacekeepers caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights were evacuated as the fate of 44 of their Fijian colleagues captured by Syrian rebels remained uncertain.  AFP

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino teacher, 5 others receive Ramon Magsaysay Award


A Filipino teacher, four other individuals and an organization each bagged a Ramon Magsaysay Award on Sunday for their leadership and selfless service to others.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino peacekeepers pull off ‘greatest escape’ from Syrian rebels

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Filipino peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels managed to escape safely several hours after seven hours of fighting, the military announced on Sunday.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »