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VIPs, politicians not invited to Pope’s lunch

Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as disabled children perform for him during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The Pope will lunch with the poor when he visits Tacloban City on Jan. 17, 2015.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Volunteer lineman injured while fixing Albay’s power lines tripped by ‘Glenda’

Dagupan City map

A volunteer lineman from Dagupan City was seriously burned while helping restore power lines in Albay downed by Typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun).

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan – reports

Typhoon Halong Japan

As many as 10 people died and dozens were injured when Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country’s north.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘Glenda’ effective in removing illegal settlers in Mt. Banahaw


Illegal settlers staying for years in Mount Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon, had to leave when Typhoon “Glenda” destroyed their houses.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rains to fall in Metro Manila, ‘Jose’ nears exit


Metro Manila will experience some rainfall until Wednesday evening with the southwest monsoon getting a boost from Typhoon “Jose,” the weather bureau said.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »