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Pope Francis urged to spend more time with ‘Yolanda’ survivors in pastoral visit

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

An official of the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is appealing to Pope Francis to spend more time with the people affected by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) during his visit to the Philippines in 2015.

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

AFP: Just awaiting order to rescue Germans from Abu Sayyaf

AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. AP FILE PHOTO

Although it is ready to rescue a German couple being held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf, the Armed Forces of the Philippines will not initiate an operation unless ordered.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »