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28 soldiers to be honored on Thursday

Armed Forces of the Philippines

The Armed Forces of the Philippines will honor 28 officers, enlisted personnel, civilian employees and cadet reservists for their “invaluable accomplishments” during its 79th founding anniversary Thursday.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fight vs graft must continue–Poe

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FPJ DEATH ANNIVERSARY  Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and her mother, Susan Roces, visit the tomb of Fernando Poe Jr. at the Manila North Cemetery on the actor’s 10th death anniversary on Sunday.  ALLAN PEÑAREDONDO/CONTRIBUTOR

Be true to yourself and see if you’re up to the job. Sen. Grace Poe said this would have been her late father Fernando Poe Jr.’s advice if he were alive today amid calls for her to run for President in 2016.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ horror still grips survivors 1 year after

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BEFORE  Motorcycles try to navigate Real Street in Tacloban amid  debris and garbage left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” a year ago today. The same street as above photo as it looked amid the ruins.  ANDREW TADALAN

For the survivors, the horror of the tragedy lingers one year after. Cristita Batica, 62, a resident of Sitio (settlement) Payapay in the district of San Jose in Tacloban City, panics every time she hears news on radio of an approaching weather disturbance.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall

Balloons of the art installation 'Lichtgrenze 2014' fly away in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. 25 years ago--on Nov. 9, 1989--the East-German government lifted travel restrictions and thousands of East Berliners pushed their way past perplexed border guards to celebrate freedom with their brethren in the West.  AP PHOTO/MICHAEL SOHN

Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall 25 years ago proved that “dreams can come true.”

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Filipinos must show resilience before disaster–Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda

MANILA, Philippines–One year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” battered Central Visayas and nearby regions, Sen. Loren Legarda wants the Filipino to manifest his vaunted resilience even before a natural hazard occurs. “The world recognizes the resilience of the Filipino spirit. Even after experiencing the worst disaster, we find reason to smile and laugh, we help others […]

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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