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Four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ripped through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centers, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to learning in temporary schools.
By Matikas Santos
After almost 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan landed in the Philippines, the place where he was born Sabrosa municipality, Portugal and the place where he died Cebu, Philippines, are set to be reconnected as sister cities.
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is starting a digital project called “10,000 Kwentos,” and is asking Filipino Americans to support it by signing an online petition.
As part of continuing efforts to revive livelihood in typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas, agencies of the United Nations are set to distribute power tools to vulnerable populations in the hardest-hit communities to help clear debris and at the same time, gather materials to rebuild shelter.
By Maila Ager
Voting 17 with no objection, the Senate on Tuesday concurred the ratification of separate extradition treaties between the Philippines and the governments of the United Kingdom, India and Spain.
By Danny Petilla
The first time Thuy Do was on Philippine soil, she was a 9-year-old Vietnamese refugee, fleeing a war she did not want. This week, she returned as a 31-year-old American doctor treating typhoon victims, and waging a war she wants to win.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
She decided to take off her prosthetic arms at age 14 and had since been “celebrating” life. And that continuing celebration can now be divided into several chapters: She finished college, learned to play the piano and drive a car, earned a black belt in taekwondo, got into scuba diving, became a licensed pilot—and [...]
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has allowed 10 Russian nationals who were arrested in November last year in Cebu on suspicion of being undocumented aliens to leave the country after their request for voluntary deportation was granted.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
Three Filipino men have been sentenced for illegally importing military-grade weapons to the United States, including a grenade launcher, a mortar launcher, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, 12 machine guns and explosives, the US justice department announced Friday.
By Jerome Aning
Two Filipinos were killed and two others were injured in a gas explosion at a Turkish restaurant near a filling station in Qatar’s capital Doha on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Friday.
By Matikas Santos
The use of water cannons to drive away other ships is a fairly new practice and its use alone is something that is not covered by any international law or rule, a maritime law expert said Wednesday.
By Nikko Dizon
China’s harassment of Filipino fishermen last month does not warrant a military response but the Armed Forces of the Philippines would not hesitate to take action to protect Filipinos “when the time comes,” a military spokesman said Tuesday.