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No house, no job, no future for Inda in Sabah

Malaysian soldiers atop an armored vehicle move in toward Lahad Datu. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

She fears for her life and that of her family here in Sabah. But if she goes back to Tawi-Tawi, they will have nothing, too—not a house, not a job, perhaps not a future.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vatican asked to remove Jimmy Savile’s knighthood

This is a March 25, 2008 file photo of Sir Jimmy Savile, who for decades was a fixture on British television. A year after he died, aged 84 and honored as Sir Jimmy, several women have come forward to claim he was also a sexual predator and serial abuser of underage girls. The child abuse scandal that has enveloped the BBC, one of Britain's most respected news organizations, is now hitting one of America's, as the incoming president of The New York Times is on the defensive about his final days as head of the BBC. Mark Thompson was in charge of the BBC in late 2011 when the broadcaster shelved what would have been a bombshell investigation alleging that the late Savile was a serial sex offender. AP

The leader of England’s Catholics has asked the Vatican whether the papal knighthood given to disgraced British television star Jimmy Savile can be posthumously removed, a spokesman said Saturday.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ex-presidential peace adviser Abaya was 60

Former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Annabelle Abaya has passed away after a short battle with cancer, the Philippine Daily Inquirer learned only Sunday. Abaya was 60.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pulitzer Prize winner thanks Filipinos for photos of Edsa I


Photojournalist Kim Komenich talked to many Filipinos, took their photos for his American newspaper and won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bangladeshi lawyer juggles mothering, green causes


Bangladeshi activist Syeda Rizwana Hasan has faced the Supreme Court countless times in her defense of environmental causes. But one of her appearances before the court in 2005 stands out in her memory.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UPLB scientist like a ‘movie star’ to farmers

DAVIDE  Surprised by news of his award. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) professor emeritus Romulo Davide, 78, never fails to amaze people with his wit and passion to help poor farmers.

Posted: August 28th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Ramon Magsaysay Award inspires Davide to do more

DAVIDE  Surprised by news of his award. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Romulo Davide, 78, was in Siquijor on July 26 to prepare for the graduation of 300 beneficiaries of the Farmer Scientists Training Program (FSTP) when he received the good news.

Posted: August 28th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Jews honor Manuel L. Quezon on his 134th birthday

Zeneida “Nini” Quezon Avanceña, daughter of former  President Manuel L. Quezon CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

As the country commemorates the 134th birthday today, August 19, of Manuel L. Quezon, he is also honored by thousands of Jewish families who have survived and prospered because they found a home in Manila at the darkest time in their history as a race.

Posted: August 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tales of resilience and true grit

A GLOBAL PINOY COMMUNITY: Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro). Photo by The FilAm

Ray Sison arrived in America when he was six. He is brown, he was shy, he is small, and many made fun of his accent. His guidance counselor in Jersey City told him not to bother applying to schools in New York because he wouldn’t make it. But Ray ignored the doors slamming in his face. He wanted to be an artist, and after putting together his portfolio got accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology on his second try. Today, he works for a digital agency doing interactive graphic designs for Nike products. He quipped during the June 2 Summit of the Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) that he wanted to go back to his guidance counselor as if tempted to say, “You’re wrong, I’m not a loser.”

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

The Retirement of Anita Sanchez

Anita Sanchez

The Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Western Addition features an outdoor mural filled with portraits of past African American community leaders considered as role models for future generations of African-Americans. Five San Francisco public schools have been renamed to honor many of those in the mural including Ida B. Wells, Enola Maxwell and Charles Drew. The street directly in front of City Hall was renamed after another mural figure, Dr. Carlton P. Goodlett.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »



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