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Samoa, Christmas Island first to welcome New Year

Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  AP

Samoa and Christmas Island in Kiribati were the first to welcome 2014. At 6 p.m. in Manila Tuesday, the two countries had already celebrated the New Year.   Samoa, a South Pacific island nation located about 8,000 kilometers southeast of Manila, used to be one of the last places in the world to celebrate the […]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH envoy to Samoa presents credentials to head of state


The new Philippine ambassador to Samoa has met with the South Pacific country’s head of state, thanking him for supporting Manila’s international endeavors and pushing for greater security and economic cooperation between the two nations.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fisherman who died off American Samoa identified

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The US Coast Guard has confirmed the identity of a Filipino fisherman who died in an accident on an American Samoa-based fishing boat. The Coast Guard says 40-year-old Manolito Galvez of the Philippines died in the accident two weeks ago when the Pago Pago-based MV Carol Linda was about 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) north of the US territory’s main island of Tutulia.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »