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Volunteers show way to help storm victims


Gemma Pestanas wants to repay the kindness shown to her by strangers through the only way she knows how. Pestanas, 53, and two other women in their 50s do laundry for an American and other volunteers who had helped rebuild her and her neighbors’ homes in Barangay Amantillo here after these were destroyed by Supertyphoon […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ homes up in 5 days in Leyte

HOME AT LAST Typhoon survivors turned-happy owners of a house built by a volunteer team from the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Leyte.  GOBLETH C. MOULIC/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

“Can they actually build your house in five days? Impossible! How are you going to pay them?” The neighbors of Rosana Aguipo, 58, were incredulous when she told them that engineers, architects, carpenters, electricians and skilled craftsmen from the Jehovah’s Witnesses—the Christian denomination known for its door-to-door ministry—had pledged to waive professional fees and sacrifice time, energy and resources to build her a new house.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Teaching Bicol children in their native tongue

THE TWO books designed for Bicol kids.     WATCH TOWER PHILS./CONTRIBUTOR

    A technique tried and tested by the Department of Education has made learning fun for children: Reading stories through their native tongue.   In an effort to help Bicol-speaking children understand moral values better, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, through their legal arm, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of the Philippines Inc. (Watch Tower), […]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

It’s cold even in usually warm Tuguegarao

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Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

The cold spell being felt in the country has not spared Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province, the warmest area in the Philippines where the country’s highest temperature was recorded in 1912 and 1969.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Baguio stays cool at 8.4 degrees; Pagasa sees colder days until February

Elderly women mixed and matched their homegrown sweaters with thick snow jackets at Burnham Park in Baguio City. The cooling temperatures have allowed local folk to bring out their best winter fashion gear, usually courtesy of Baguio’s secondhand clothes stores where snow jackets from the US and Asia are stocked. PDI-NL PHOTOS / Richard Balonglong

The government weather bureau said residents in this mountain resort city should not expect warmer days in the next few weeks as the temperature on Monday morning stayed within the 8 degrees Celsius zone.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »