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PH envoy: Ties with US stronger 70 years after MacArthur’s landing


The alliance between the Philippines and the United States continues to get stronger 70 years after General Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in Leyte to fulfill his promise to the Filipino people, according to Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US envoy to attend commemoration of Leyte landing as transgender slay case hovers

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg will both attend the anniversary celebration of an important World War II event on Monday but is unclear if they will discuss the murder of a Filipino transgender, allegedly perpetrated by a US Marine.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australians return to Leyte to enshrine their war heroes

This aerial photo taken on November 17, 2013, shows the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda near the coastal town of Tanauan, Leyte. AP FILE PHOTO

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Seventy years ago, the first ever kamikaze (suicide) bombing in history happened as a Japanese pilot crashed his crippled aircraft into an Australian warship off the coast of Leyte province, resulting in the death of 30 Australian servicemen.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams to celebrate 70th anniversary of Leyte landing by US forces


Community-based organizations will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the landing in Leyte by US forces led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1944, which commenced the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese occupation in World War II.

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


Notorious fake hero died 25 years ago


This September’s theme is Filipino heroism. We cheered Gilas’ courageous performance at the FIBA World Cup and saluted the way outgunned, outnumbered Filipino soldiers bravely faced off with extremist rebels in the Middle East.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »