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Anybody home? Pacific island of Niue hit by exodus

In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, people enter the headquarters for Niue's government, the island's biggest employer, in Alofi, Niue. Severe population decline on the tiny Pacific atoll is threatening a culture that dates back more than 1,000 years. AP

It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: “Keep this place clean,” it says, “so it stays beautiful.”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US changes screening of migrant kid sponsors

The U.S. government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at risk.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Naga, EU-Switzerland launch P10-M migration, dev’t project


A P10-million project aimed at providing services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in Bicol has been launched with the signing on Tuesday of a grant agreement between the city government of Naga and the European Union/Swiss government.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Guiuan folk hopeful of catching free plane ride to Manila

Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting off fatigue, hunger and all the discomfort of staying in a makeshift tent at the airport here, hundreds of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have continued to wait and cling to hopes of catching a free plane ride out of this devastated town.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Legislators launch ‘Project Yakap’

Rep. Winston Castelo. Photo from congress.gov.ph

After some legislators were accused of enriching themselves by pocketing money intended for the poor, several Metro Manila lawmakers have opened their arms to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »