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Tale of 2 Taclobanons

THE LOOTED Jack Uy, a Tacloban trader who lostmillions of pesos
in the looting after “Yolanda,” has returned to help rebuild the city.

(Last of a series)   TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—For a few days in November last year, “Stephanie” (not his real name) was living out his dreams and fantasies, enjoying endless binges of sex, drugs and alcohol.   A 29-year-old gay man, Stephanie joined a mob of looters that ransacked an automated teller machine (ATM) inside Robinson’s […]

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘5 special days:’ Pope’s sched out


The Archdiocese of Manila on Friday officially announced the itinerary of Pope Francis when he visits the country in January. The Holy Father will be in the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015 following his apostolic visit to Sri Lanka.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CBCP: Church bells ring Nov. 8, day of prayer

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has declared Saturday a National Day of Prayer.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Christian couple killed for ‘desecrating Koran’ in Pakistan–police


An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tradition, reunions, tribute, business for Filipinos on ‘day of the dead’

Thousands of Catholic Filipinos troop to Manila North Cemetery to honor the departed in the annual observance of All Saints' Day Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Manila. The All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day weekend went by without any major crime incidents, according to the Philippine National Police.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Every year, come November 1 and 2, cemeteries all over the country come to life when the living visit their dead in what has come to be known traditionally for Filipinos as All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »