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Lonely Planet: PH one of best places for ‘extreme eating’

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The Philippines was chosen by an international travel guide as one of the “World’s Best Places for Extreme Eating.”

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean drugged, robbed of valuables, cash by 5 in Manila

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A Korean lost over P40,000 worth of gadgets Monday morning after he claimed to have been drugged by five people he met while taking in the sights of Manila.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholic faithful may now take selfies with Pope

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Ilocos Norte Representative Rudy Fariñas had the “selfie of his life” with Pope Francis earlier this year after the canonization rites for Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. Students and parishioners may now take selfies with Pope Francis, months before his scheduled visit to the Philippines.

Students and parishioners may now take “selfies” with Pope Francis, months before his scheduled visit to the Philippines.

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

US Embassy closed Sept. 1 for American Labor Day

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The United States Embassy in the Philippines will be closed on September 1 in observance of the American Labor day holiday.

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

Monks’ 11-hr prayers soften pain of 2010 hostage tragedy

HEALING PROCESS  Buddhist rituals turn a section of Quirino Grandstand into a golden shrine on Saturday, the first of two Days of Prayer set by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (in barong) for the eight Hong Kong tourists killed in the August 2010 hostage crisis. The second day, set for Christian rites, is Aug. 23, the fourth anniversary of the tragedy. JOAN BONDOC

Chanted prayers echoed across Quirino Grandstand in Manila starting Saturday morning as a group of Buddhist monks from Hong Kong led the commemoration of the August 2010 hostage drama that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead and strained relations for more than three years between the Philippines and the Chinese administrative region.

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

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