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Filipinos abroad hire Cupids to serenade loved ones back home

Rose Natividad, left, reacts as a singer, hired by her partner who is working for a cruise liner overseas, serenades her as a surprised Valentine's Day gift to her at her office in Manila, Philippines Thursday Feb. 14, 2013. The unique surprise serenade service, which includes love songs, a cuddly teddy bear, and a video recording of the romance-by-proxy event that is shipped to the client abroad, is played out in restaurants, offices and homes across the Philippines on Valentine's Day. AP/Bullit Marquez

Angelica Nino, a 22-year-old manager of a Manila restaurant, was preparing to assign shifts to her crew last week when she got a big surprise from her Filipino boyfriend who has been in Italy for a year on business.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Protest dancing in key cities on Valentine’s Day

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Thousands of women and men plan to spend Valentine’s Day not on romantic dates but dancing on the streets in key cities all over the country to call for an end to violence against women.

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

Valentine’s Day sans red roses

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FROM LEYTE TO DUBAI  Cleo and Melga Gorillo’s 11-year love affair began on a ship to Leyte then blossomed in Jeddah. They now have two daughters, Ameerah Mae and Mary.  Contributed Photo

Year after year, a few days before Feb. 14, the Saudi religious agency locally known as the Hai’a issues a warning against the celebration of Valentine’s Day because it is not in keeping with their Muslim traditions. The ban includes displaying any replica of red hearts, wearing gaudy red shirts or dresses, selling red roses and holding Valentine’s Day parties.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

One Billion Rising on Valentine’s Day

San Francisco women’s rights supporters will join activists in193 countries on the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

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