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Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months

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A state-of-the-art $3.5-million charity hospital for physically disabled children, which is being funded in part by Philippine-born American football superstar Tim Tebow, is now near completion and is expected to operate before the year ends.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family

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Graphic on the outbreak of the MERS virus, first detected in April 2012. AFP

An overseas Filipino worker from Maguindanao, who had worked in Saudi Arabia about five years already, recently died of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (Mers-CoV), the family said here.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tawi-Tawi fishers now banned in Tanjung Labian by Malaysia

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In graduation ceremonies here, parents among the Sama tribe of Sitangkai and Sibutu islands worry about being able to send their children to college because fishing, their principal means of livelihood, has been adversely affected by the Sabah standoff, which ended in March 2013.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pope Francis names Dela Cruz as archbishop of Zamboanga

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Pope Francis on Saturday named 66-year old Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz as the new archbishop of Zamboanga.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

122 more deportees arrive in Tawi-Tawi from Malaysia

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Another batch of deportees from Sabah, Malaysia arrived in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday night.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New international monitors due to check Mindanao peace process

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Pres. Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) and MILF chief Al Haj Murad Ibrahim FILE PHOTO

A new set of international peace observers will arrive here Wednesday to continue peace monitoring as the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are winding up their 17-year peace talks.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kidnapped sisters finally freed

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Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

Their experience at being kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf would never deter them from what they believe in: Stand up for marginalized people.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Austrian’s death in Davao del Sur raises questions for cops

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Police authorities said they have decided to investigate further the death of an Austrian national to determine if it was indeed suicide as it appeared to be.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Temporary basing’ of US soldiers now in 12th year

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US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

The temporary deployment of US forces in Zamboanga City to help the Philippines fight terrorism is now in its 12th year. A top military official in Zamboanga City has confirmed that American soldiers remained in the city, Basilan and other parts of western Mindanao.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

JICA tests water-purifying equipment for use by ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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A Japanese technology that could turn contaminated water into safe, potable water is now being pilot-tested by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a typhoon-hit area of northern Cebu province.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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