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How football is helping ‘Yolanda’ victims recover

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Young local footballer John Wayne Regis, 19, hopes that the short film about the plight of local football players in Tacloban will encourage people all over the world to continue supporting the recovery efforts and not forget them. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net.

The fame and influence of the world’s most popular sport, Football, is being used as leverage by the United Nations to highlight recovery efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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The kid from the mall

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Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines competes in the men’s short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

For roughly a half hour on Friday, Michael Christian Martinez was the top male figure skater at the Sochi Olympics. He skated early in the finals, earning a score that put him ahead of several other athletes, including another young man from Kazakhstan where it was minus 27 Celsius as the competition was wrapping up. [...]

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Football icon Beckham ‘humbled’ by Tacloban trip, visits Tanauan

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets young people in a center for children in Manila. UNICEF Photo

International football icon David Beckham said that he was humbled by his trip to Tacloban, the worst-hit town by super typhoon “Yolanda” on Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Medalla, Valencia complete Robben Island channel crossing in less than 3 hours

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Betsy Medalla’s profile picture in her Facebook account.

They came, they saw, they conquered. Filipino athletes Betsy Medalla and Julyan Valencia triumphed in the 1st Filipino Robben Island Swim in South Africa Sunday.

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

She wants Daly City to become ‘Bulls country’

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SF Bulls account executive Divina Videna (second left) with friends and Bull’s mascot, Rawhide.  PHOTO BY ALEX DRECHSLER

Thanks to a young Filipino-American, the San Francisco Bulls hockey team successfully hosted its first annual Filipino Heritage Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Cow Palace in Daly City.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

8 relatives of golfer Jason Day die in typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Australian golfer Jason Day comments to journalists at Royal Melbourne golf course in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother. AP

Australian golfer Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives died in Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines, including his grandmother.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Family Day’ to honor Fil-Am Olympic hero

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A free “Family Day” event organized by West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service www.westbaycenter.org will celebrate Filipino American History Month and the unveiling of a plaque in honor of the first Fil-Am woman to win Olympic gold medals.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Americas,Events,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Family Day’ to honor Fil-Am Olympic hero

Family Day

A free “Family Day” event organized by West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service www.westbaycenter.org will celebrate Filipino American History Month and the unveiling of a plaque in honor of the first Fil-Am woman to win Olympic gold medals.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Toughest nurse on the planet

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Filipino-American mixed martial artist Phillipe Ignacio Nover brings pride to Filipinos as the reigning lightweight champion in Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines decries outburst vs Azkals in HK

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Philippine officials on Thursday called “unfortunate” the anti-Philippine outbursts from the Hong Kong crowd during a friendly match involving the Azkals and said the crowd’s unruly behavior did not reflect the feelings of the people in Hong Kong.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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