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World behind PH, says UN

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talks to journalists in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Ban was welcomed with Christmas songs sung by children who lost their homes as he toured the central Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that slammed ashore Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday pledged to rally global support for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” to help them recover from one of the Philippines’ deadliest disasters.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Turkish volunteers staying months to help survivors

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Members of the Kimse Yok Mu Foundation were the first group among dozens of international humanitarian groups that have descended to Tacloban City, which bore the brunt of the world’s strongest typhoon recorded this year.  PHOTO FROM THE FACEBOOK ACCOUNT OF KIMSE YOK MU FOUNDATION

Fourteen thousand miles and 16 hours. The distance was endured by a group of Turkish people who wanted to help ease the sufferings of the people of this city ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saving Grace: Canadian rushes to Ormoc to rescue fiancee

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Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

Days before Supertyphoon Yolanda slammed Eastern Visayas killing thousands, an online romance was blooming between Houssam Hammoudi, a 31-year-old Canadian Muslim based in Montreal, and Mary Grace Acojedo, 22, of Ormoc City in Leyte.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Winning Nobel Prize farthest thing from Filipino’s mind

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Investigators take samples from sand near a part of a missile that was suspected of carrying chemical agents, according to activists, in the countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. AP

Three teams from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were in Syria to investigate alleged chemical weapon attacks in the war-torn country.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Immigration drive against illegal aliens starts

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested 16 foreigners in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental for various violations of the country’s immigration laws.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino is part of Nobel Peace Prize winning group

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Investigators take samples from sand near a part of a missile that was suspected of carrying chemical agents, according to activists, in the countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. AP

One of the officers of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that won the Nobel Peace Prize is a Filipino.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Australian-Filipino recording artist gets big break

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An Australia-based Maasin City native is one overseas recording star to watch. Cezka Mariz Lapurga, 19, will be recording her own compositions with renowned music producer Andrew Lane this month, just two years after she was selected by the Australian Institute for Performing Arts (AIPA) to record an eight-track album in Los Angeles.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Indian couple found dead on Iloilo beach

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The bodies of an Indian man and his wife were found along the shoreline of Oton town in Iloilo early Wednesday, according to initial police reports.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seized 160,000 sacks of rice auctioned off for over P211M in Cebu

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The Bureau of Customs formally seized the shipment of smuggled Indian rice.  FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs in Cebu auctioned off on Wednesday 160 million sacks of rice for over P211 million, which were among rice shipments from Vietnam that were seized by the BOC earlier in 2013.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Korean students shot, wounded by robbers in Cebu City

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Two Korean students were shot and wounded by two unidentified men who tried to rob and abduct their female companion, also a Korean, on Tuesday night, in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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