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China officials take blame in deadly shelter fire

Yuan Lihai, center, speaks to investigators at the burnt remains of her private shelter for orphans and abandoned children in Lankao in central China's Henan province on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The fire at the private shelter in central China killed at least seven children on Friday, a local official said. China.org.cn said Yuan who owned the home, had for years been a street vendor in Lankao when she became locally known for sheltering abandoned children. Another report said she has taken in more than 100 children over the past two decades. AP

A local Chinese government on Saturday admitted it had tolerated the existence of an illegally run orphanage where six children and one young adult died in a house fire.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Orphan killed

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An 18-year-old man who had just been released from an orphanage where he stayed for 15 years was found dead in barangay Toong, Cebu City. Jerry “Boy” Mansalay had a bullet wound in the head when he was found by the road at 5 a.m. yesterday. No clear motive has been established yet in the [...]

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Firm shares blessings with orphans

IN the spirit of good tidings and gift giving, the management and staff of the Choi City Seafood Restaurant visited the SOS Children’s Village in Talamban, Cebu City to bring joy to the orphans as part of the company’s first anniversary celebration last Nov. 19.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Riprap at orphanage substandard— EMB

The riprap that collapsed near an orphanage in the mountain barangay of San Jose, Cebu City was “substandard”, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

Posted: August 21st, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Not yet safe to return to orphanage

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The children and nuns have vacated the orphanage in the mountain barangay of San Jose, Cebu City where a wall riprap below the building caved in during a heavy rain Wednesday night. But the My Bonita Home for Girls would have to remain vacant until a thorough inspection is made of its foundation, said Cebu [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Nuns, girls leave orphanage as wall collapses

OVER 80 girls, four nuns and three drivers housed in an orphanage in a Cebu City mountain barangay vacated the building after the rip-rap retaining wall in front of the compound gave way past 9 p.m. Wednesday night. “We were about to sleep when all of a sudden we heard a crashing sound. At first [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

At least 10 dead in Malaysia orphanage landslide

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Originally posted 6:13 pm | Saturday, May 21st, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR—(UPDATE) A landslide caused by heavy rains hit an orphanage in Malaysia on Saturday, killing at least eight children and two caretakers, the official Bernama news agency said. Six more children were missing, buried under the mud and rubble, while nine survivors, most of them [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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