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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 »

At least 94 dead in migrant shipwreck off Italy

Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of people died when a ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said Thursday. Many migrants have been rescued, but the boat is believed to have been carrying as many as 500 people. It is one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in recent times and the second one this week off Italy: On Monday, 13 men drowned while trying to reach southern Sicily when their ship ran aground just a few meters (yards) from shore at Scicli. AP

A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted-for.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Woman ‘arranging marriages’ as easy ticket to Canada sued


A woman is being sued in Quezon City for allegedly failing to make good on her promise to send a girl abroad by finding her a Canadian husband.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Young Filipinos who witnessed poll cheating likely to migrate, says study

Lawyer Grace Agcaoili (left), Chief of the Social Policy and Local Development Section of UNICEF Philippines, answers questions from participants of the 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference Friday. Also with Agcaoili is Kabataan partylist representative James Terry Ridon (center) and Undersecretary Leon Flores III (right), Chairman and CEO of the National Youth Commission. The study found that Filipino youth consider factors such as the encouragement of friends and relatives as well as witnessing cheating in the elections in wanting to migrate to another country. Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

Filipino youth who witnessed cheating in the elections are more likely to want to migrate compared to those who have not seen cheating, according to a recent study by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos in Germany and Ireland


June 12, Independence Day had me watching a cable news program featuring random interviews of pedestrians and their thoughts about love of country.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The stories of 2 brothers suspected in bombing

This updated wanted poster was released by the FBI Friday evening, April 19, 2013, showing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect the FBI originally called suspect number 2 in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night. (AP Photo/FBI)

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer with muscular arms and enough brio to arrive at a sparring session without protective gear. His younger brother Dzhokhar was popular in high school, won a city scholarship for college and liked to hang out with Russian friends off-campus.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand denies shooting Rohingya boat people


Thailand on Wednesday denied accusations its sailors shot Rohingya boat people fleeing sectarian strife in Myanmar, after a rights group urged a probe into the alleged deaths of at least two migrants.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

An American embraces his Filipino past

ELVIRA Escandor Camara-Robb tells her story after arriving to the United States in 1945. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

American Donald Pribor rode the train back to Manila from Naga City in late October last year. He had just been to Gubat town in Sorsogon, retracing the route taken by his kinfolk during World War II and completing a journey of experiencing his Filipino roots.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cuba migration change eases return for defectors

Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, shows a framed photo of her son next to a trove of trophies awarded to her son, at her home, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, November 16, 2012. Gregory, an Olympic silver medalist, who defected from the Cuban team at a tournament in Lisbon in 2002, hopes to return to Cuba next year so he can finally meet his only child, a 10-year-old girl who was only 15 days old when he abandoned his country. New migratory laws have now made it possible for high-profile defectors once considered deserters or traitors to return to the homeland they abandoned. The new rules could potentially affect many leading cultural and athletic figures, from musicians and doctors to ballet dancers. AP/Franklin Reyes

Sydney Gregory has never met her father, an Olympic – Hide quoted text – silver medalist in fencing who defected from the Cuban team at a tournament in Lisbon in 2002 when she was 15 days old. But he recently rang from Italy with good news: Papa’s coming home to visit.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

10 perish in Mediterranean shipwreck


Italian coastguards recovered the bodies of seven would-be immigrants from the Mediterranean on Sunday after their boat sank between the Libyan coast and the Italian island of Lampedusa, bringing the death toll to 10, the ANSA news agency said.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Davao now most populous urban area after Metro Manila

Davao City

Davao City’s population now totals 1.44 million, making it the country’s largest urbanized area in terms of population and land area outside Metro Manila, according to the results of a 2010 survey released recently by the National Statistics Office.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US confirms Chen has left China with family

Chen Guangcheng. File photo

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left China for the United States with his family on Saturday, the US State Department said.

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  • Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith
  • ‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC
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  • Man City slips further out of title contention
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  • This is not just a farm
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  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
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  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
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  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Technology

  • Netizens seething in anger over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
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