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RM awardees modern-day heroes, says Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III, left, applauds 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Chinese investigative journalist Hu Shuli during awarding ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Gracing the Ramon Magsaysay Award ceremonies, President Aquino on Sunday urged Filipinos to respond to the challenge of uplifting the lives of their fellowmen, especially the marginalized.

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

UN condemns detention of Fijians; 58 Filipino peacekeepers moved to safety

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the detention of 43 Fijian peacekeepers in the Golan Heights by Syrian rebels, who had also laid seige on two camps occupied by Filipino peacekeepers.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6th Asean School Games to open in Marikina Nov. 29—DepEd


Marikina City and the Department of Education National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) will play host to the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Schools Games this year.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino educator leads Ramon Magsaysay awardees

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“No one got rich out of teaching; it’s your legacy that matters.” A Filipino educator serving an indigenous tribe living in one of the remotest villages in Davao City is among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

In this photo taken April 17, 2014, Pham Duc Viet works in his carpentry shop in Vu Hoi, Vietnam. Nine years ago, when Viet's wife moved to Taiwan to work as a maid, he took over her household chores and childcare responsibilities. Now his double duty is second nature. "There are lots of other guys around here who do the same thing," he said, adding that his wife plans to return home for good this year. AP

When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.

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