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Fil-Canadian drowns trying to save a boy in Ottawa River

Michael Lumahang died trying to save a neighbor’s child.

A Filipino Canadian man drowned while trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River in Canada on Saturday, August 23.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

All 75 Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights now safe – AFP

Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang shows reporters where Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights have been repositioned during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city. AP

Under the cover of darkness, Filipino peacekeepers locked in a firefight with Syrian rebels in Golan Heights escaped at around Sunday midnight Syrian time (around 5 am Philippine time), ending a three-day standoff.

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

Hong Kong ship rescues 4 Filipino fishermen

Taiwan government experts along with National Bureau of Investigation personnel are onboard the Philippine Coast Guard's (PCG) patrol boat Maritime Control Surveillance 3001, the patrol boat used by PCG when the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman happened, docked at a pier in Manila on May 28, 2013.   AFP FILE PHOTO

Four Filipino fishermen were rescued by a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship in waters off Occidental Mindoro province on Wednesday, nearly a day after their motor boat capsized due to powerful winds generated by Typhoon Glenda, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Thursday.

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

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

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

Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

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