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Scarecrows outnumber people in dying Japan town

In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Tsukimi Ayano stitches a scarecrow girl by her outdoor hearth at her home in Nagoro, Tokushima Prefecture, southern Japan. AP

This village deep in the rugged mountains of southern Japan once was home to hundreds of families. Now, only 35 people remain, outnumbered three-to-one by scarecrows that Tsukimi Ayano crafted to help fill the days and replace neighbors who died or moved away.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Asia-Pacific needs to count its citizens – UN

SOCIAL MOBILITY  The government has identified 4,000 to 5,000 families living on the streets of Metro Manila since 2010. EDWIN BACASMAS

A baby girl is born but her birth is not recorded. If she dies soon after, her death is not likely to be recorded either.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

100 millionth babies in Baguio, Cordillera, Pangasinan

PAMELA Pedronio shows off her son, John Paul, who was born 
on July 27 at 12:20 a.m., making him Pangasinan’s symbolic 

Claire Jiliene Avila of Baguio City was born a minute later than Chonalyn Cabigayan, the 100 millionth baby of the country, but she, too, shares that title, along with Severine Heiress Longbuan of Benguet province, Janaira Hormelia Lazaro of Kalinga province and John Paul Pedronio of Pangasinan province.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100 millionth Filipino is a baby girl

LOOKING WITH HOPE INTO FUTURE  Her name is Chonalyn, one of at least two babies born early Sunday, enabling the Philippines to surpass the 100-million population mark. She was born at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila. The other baby, Rian, was born three minutes later in Tacloban City.  RICHARD A. REYES

It wasn’t exactly the kind of birthday that first-time mother Dailin Cabigayan had anticipated for her newborn child.

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

Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby

100 millionth filipino baby-1

A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »