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Singapore president makes first state visit to PH Wednesday

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam will arrive in Manila on Wednesday (Apr. 2) for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US volunteers pack 2M meals for PH, Haiti, El Salvador kids

In this Feb. 14, 2014 photo, from left to right, Judy Deckert, Luisa Solak and Jan Bartee, all members of NorthRidge Church, pack whole grain rice, as volunteers pack food for the malnourished during the 2 Million Meals event, in Novi, Mich. More than 8,000 people helped pack 2 million-plus meals, which will be shipped to El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. AP

They came from all walks of life—Girl Scouts troops, National Guard units, financial planning offices—to spend three days packing food for thousands of hungry children they’ll never meet.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

INC sets world record for largest charity walk

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The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) beat the Guinness world record for the largest charity walk for Super Typhoon “Yolanda” victims on Saturday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

TFC opens nominations for Bayaning Pilipino Awards

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The Filipino Channel (TFC) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US-based Catholic charity vows to raise P2.2B for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

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This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A United States-based Catholic charity has committed to raise P2.2 billion for the recovery of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Samar and Leyte over the next three to five years.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Math Olympiad competitors donate cash, relief goods to Yolanda survivors

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They did not only come to Manila to win medals. Apparently touched by the suffering of the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, they brought with them relief goods intended for the disaster victims.”

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PIA fashion show benefits poor children, ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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TV journalists Lloyd Lacuesta and Diane Dwyer emcee PIA’s benefit fashion show.

More than 700 supporters of Philippine International Aid (PIA) flocked to the organization’s 27th annual benefit fashion show at the Grand Ballroom in the Hyatt Embarcadero on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAL and PIA partner in benefit for disadvantaged school kids

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A luncheon fashion-show fundraiser for disadvantaged children will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Hyatt Embarcadero, sponsored by Philippine International Aid (PIA) and Philippine Airlines.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Going global by helping the poor

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YOUNG PHILANTHROPISTAlex Eduque, shown here with TV celeb and Habitat youth ambassador Matteo Guidicelli, is off to Amsterdam as a finalist—the first Filipina ever—in this year’s Global Awards for Fundraising. Inset: Her pet project, Habitat for Humanity, helps build homes and cleans the environment for marginalized Filipinos.

Alexandra Madrigal Eduque, 23, is now on her way to Amsterdam as a finalist—the first Filipino woman ever—in this year’s Global Awards for Fundraising. An international awards program endorsed by national associations of fundraisers worldwide and organized by the Resource Alliance based in London, the ceremonies will be held on October 16 at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 bound by chance airport encounter 7 years ago

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The story of Jim Lafferty and Romeo Silva calls to mind the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder, in which a singular incident points to a higher intention that changes the lives of those involved.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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