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PH wages war on crooked customs agents

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Standing near mountains of goods destined to be smuggled through the Philippines’ biggest port, the nation’s customs chief admits that being on the frontline of the president’s war on graft is overwhelming.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino lauds Customs for increased collection one year since Sona shaming

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President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) said the Bureau of Customs (BoC) was able to increase its collections for the first trimester from the same period last year

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

When weddings are a community affair

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NEWLY married couple Pecdasen and Kinagan (arms raised) dance to the beat of gongs to celebrate their union in a local marriage rite called “babayas.” ROLAND RABANG/ CONTRIBUTOR

When the fairy-bluebird, locally known as “adog,” appears in the woods and in the fields, this indicates the beginning of the first of two marriage seasons in Sagada town in Mountain Province.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Celebrating Easter and creativity in New York

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Some wore their Sunday best in New York’s annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween outfits.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds

Penitents flagellate themselves as part of Lenten observance in Angeles City, Pampanga province, north of Manila on April 17, 2014. The dominant Roman Catholic church does not condone flagellation and other extreme acts of penitence including gory Good Friday reenactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but devout Catholics say it is a means of atoning for their sins and to implore God to spare them and other members of their families from illness or bad luck. AFP

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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