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Tradition, reunions bring Filipinos to cemeteries on ‘day of the dead’

Thousands of Catholic Filipinos troop to Manila North Cemetery to honor the departed in the annual observance of All Saints' Day Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Filipinos take their time, sometimes camping overnight at cemeteries, and memorial parks, as they pay homage to their departed loved ones by offering flowers and prayers. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries Saturday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino inspects key transport terminals

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HAPPY TRIP / OCTOBER 31, 2014
President Benigno Aquino III and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas inspect the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 on Friday in anticipatio of All Saint's Day.
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Benigno Aquino III was satisfied with government’s preparations for the mass exodus of thousands of Filipino commuters to the provinces, whether to remember their dead or go on a vacation, after inspecting key transportation hubs Friday, Malacañang said.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

This is a Wednesday, June 29, 2011 file photo of Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore listens during a session on peer review amongst African leaders, at the Sipopo conference center, outside Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Compaore stepped down Friday Oct. 31, 2014 after 27 years in power and said elections would be held in 90 days following a wave of protests against his rule. AP

President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Audio recording of Binay interview‎ on Batangas property bared

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Raissa robles

A journalist, who interviewed Vice President Jejomar Binay in 2010, faced the Senate hearing on Thursday to present an audio recording of Binay saying that he owned the controversial property in Batangas province.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Zambian president dies after long illness

Michael Sata

Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed “Mr. King Cobra” for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country’s acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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