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Chinese passengers mob Cebu Pacific pilots

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Irate Chinese tourists of a chartered plane mobbed and harassed two Filipino pilots at the arrival area of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) early on Saturday after their flight was canceled due to bad weather.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Swede arrested for taking pictures of naked girls in Cebu

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dumlog, talisay

A 60-year-old Swedish tourist was arrested on Sunday after he was caught with two teenaged girls inside his house in Barangay (village) Dumlog here.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Beckham who? Soccer star visits Tacloban

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BECKHAM IN TACLOBAN  Football superstar David Beckham visits children living at the Tacloban City Convention Center tent city who have been displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” The English footballer is an ambassador of goodwill for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  RAFFY LERMA

Some of the children didn’t know who he was—except that he must be some international superstar. And so they serenaded him with Filipino songs.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clowns without borders: Healing with laughter

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HOLIDAY MAGIC A member of Clowns Without Borders performs in front of young survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” at a tent city in Tacloban City. AFP

The saying that laughter is the best medicine proves to be a truism even in times of disaster, as it was for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” who had a good laugh after witnessing the acts of Clowns Without Borders (CWB), an organization that offers entertainment in crisis situations.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pope Francis’ visit to ‘Yolanda’-devastated Leyte eyed

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis might just visit this typhoon-devastated province of more than 1 million Catholic faithful.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Swedish king wows Tacloban kids

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King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf (C) salutes as he visits the Boy Scout monument in Tacloban City on January 26, 2014. AFP

Ten-year-old Jobez Timatiga was all smiles. He could not help but feel excited and giddy after receiving a set of boy scout uniforms from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and shaking the hand of the monarch.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US senator vows more aid for ‘Yolanda’ rehab effort

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PALACE CALLER US Sen. Marco Rubio pays a courtesy call on President Aquino in Malacañang, accompanied by US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. LYN RILLON

United States Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday assured that the US government would continue to support the Philippines’ rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Papal Nuncio celebrates mass in ruined Tacloban Church

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Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JESS YUSON

Na higugma ha iyo an santo papa!(The Holy Father loves you!). This was the message conveyed by Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Guiseppe Pinto during his homily in a Christmas Mass he celebrated at the Sto. Niño church, this city. The church was one of the city structures badly damaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pope’s envoy visits Tacloban, provides comfort to residents

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Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

He came with relief goods, saw the devastated churches and brought with him prayers from Pope Francis.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNDP brings jobs, joy to 142 in Leyte

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The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions. AP FILE PHOTO

For the 142 residents of a typhoon-devastated coastal village of Tacloban City, it will be a merry Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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