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Dreams of tortillas save Pacific castaway

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 photo provided by the Marshall Islands Foreign Affairs Department, 37-year-old Jose Salvador Alvarenga sits on a couch in Majuro in the Marshall Islands, after he was rescued from being washed ashore on the tiny atoll of Ebon in the Pacific Ocean.  AP PHOTO/FOREIGN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, GEE BING

A castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said on Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favorite food—tortillas—and reuniting with his family.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Partial list of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Residents queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. AP

Below is a partial list of people who survived Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) as gathered by Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of the First District of Leyte:

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Police files

THE man in Talisay City who landed in the news for allegedly dousing dogs in their neighborhood with acid was stabbed dead allegedly by two brothers he caught stealing mangoes.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Island off limits to locals for ‘Survivor’ shoot

FISHERMEN of Santa Ana in Cagayan set fishing nets on wooden poles to catch baby eels as the island of Palaui is seen in the background. Palaui Island is the location of the international television series “Survivor.” RICHARD BALONGLONG  INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Advance filming for the television reality show “Survivor” officially kicked off on Palaui Island in Santa Ana, Cagayan, last week, making parts of the island off limits to locals, depriving them of their livelihood.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Survivor rides out Oklahoma tornado in walk-in freezer

A woman carries a child through the devastation caused by the killer tornado that wiped out entire neighborhoods in the suburbs of Oklahoma City on Monday with winds of up 320 kilometers per hour.  AP/SUE OGROCKI

For years Anita Zhang’s neighbors joked that if a tornado ever bore down on her Chinese restaurant, folks could take refuge in its roomy walk-in freezer.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oldest concentration camp survivor dead at 107

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An Austrian organization that tracks the fate of Nazi concentration camp inmates says the oldest known survivor of such a camp has died aged 107.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Learning sessions normalize ‘Pablo’ survivors’ lives

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The education cluster of the Typhoon “Pablo” humanitarian operation has seen a flicker of hope for some normalcy in typhoon-devastated areas with the holding of learning sessions among schoolchildren there.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Survivor’ keeps Caramoan

CARAMOAN  The islands’ remote location and promotion by the provincial government of Camarines Sur helped keep the site a favorite venue of the reality series “Survivor USA.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The 26th season of the hit reality show “Survivor USA,” billed as “Survivor Philippines,” will again be shot in location in Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Survivor didn’t even know how to swim

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VIRAC, Catanduanes—One of the 10 fishermen from this island-province who went missing at the height of Tropical Storm “Falcon” on Wednesday was considered the least likely to come back alive as he did not even know how to swim. Prospero Tabios, 53, the oldest in the group and so far the only survivor, was found [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Villagers upbeat on tourism

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AFTER YEARS of working as a caregiver in foreign lands, 41-year-old Neri San Pablo saw opportunities in the once isolated and sleepy town of Caramoan in Camarines Sur in 2008, when droves of tourists came over. It dawned on her that she could earn in her hometown what she was getting abroad, and still be [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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