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German doc made to sit inside grave Abu Sayyaf dug

This photo provided by the Abu Sayyaf
shows German scientist Viktor Stefan Okonek, 71, with an assault
rifle pointed at his head at the terrorist group’s hideout somewhere
in Sulu province.

Viktor Stefan Okonek, a 71-year-old German doctor being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf terrorists, on Wednesday said he had been sitting in a “deep hole” with 10 other men since Tuesday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos’ prayer for Pope Francis: Good health, guidance

FAITH CAN’T WAIT Pope Francis, who is visiting the country in January, radiates such a charm that even a standee of his image is sooo “selfie”-worthy for these law students of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila shown taking a snapshot at the Arzobispado de Manila (Archdiocesan Chancery Office) in Intramuros. RICHARD REYES

Ninety-five days leading up to the papal visit, the faithful are praying for Pope Francis’ good health and safety, especially during his visit to the country.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH weighs Ebola options

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No worries. President Benigno Aquino III has not yet decided to send health workers to West Africa to help fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Preparing for Pope who says, ‘Pray for me’

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Does God browse the Internet? Starting at noon Tuesday, readers and viewers can post their prayer intentions on INQUIRER.net—part of the Inquirer Group’s comprehensive preparations for the historic pastoral visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines next January.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos join HK protests

Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

It’s a “teaching moment.” Armed with cameras and sporting yellow ribbons, a group of Filipinos who are permanent residents of Hong Kong on Wednesday joined the “Umbrella Revolution,” which has paralyzed busiest parts of the city since Saturday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »