Quantcast
Latest Stories
Home » World War II You are browsing entries tagged with “World War II”

Gov’t stops releasing benefits to 22,534 fake war veterans, says Aquino

By
President Benigno Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the 72nd commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Also in photo are US Ambassador Philip Goldberg (left) and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe (right). INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The government has stopped providing benefits to at least 22,534 supposed war veterans beginning this year as part of an ongoing effort to remove ineligible claimants in its list.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In the Know: Veterans

BAND OF HEROES Dr. Jose P. Javier (left), 104, and his brother civil engineer Fernando Javier, 106. EV ESPIRITU / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

A veteran is one who rendered military service in a country’s land, sea or air force, and is categorized as serving either during or after World War II.

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

Tribute run draws fewer war veterans

By

For the 29th time, Edmundo Paez will lead today a tribute run to honor the country’s war veterans.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Obama giving Medal of Honor to 24 vets from 3 wars

These images provided by the U.S. Army show World War II veterans, from left, Pvt. Pedro Cano, Master Sgt. Manuel V. Mendoza and 1st Lt. Donald K. Schwab. AP

President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, to 24 Army veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110 – family

Photo dated July 2010 made available by the makers of the Oscar nominated documentary The Lady in Number 6, in which she tells her story, of Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, who died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110. Herz-Sommer’s devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp. AP

The world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor, the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Time running out on former sex slaves’ quest

In this Feb. 3. 2014, Kim Gun-ja, 89, former comfort woman who was forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during World War II, passes by her portraits at the House of Sharing, a nursing home and museum for 10 former sex slaves, in Toechon, South Korea. AP

A single picture captures the regret, shame and rage that Kim Gun-ja has harbored through most of her 89 years. Dressed in a long white wedding gown, she carries a bouquet of red flowers and stares at the camera, her deep wrinkles obscured by makeup and a diaphanous veil.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Mandaluyong celebrates

On Feb. 9, Mandaluyong will celebrate two milestones in its history. The first is its 69th Liberation Day when American Liberation Forces saved the municipality from Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. The second is its cityhood anniversary, marking its conversion from a municipality to a highly urbanized city through Republic Act No. 7675 signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos on Feb. 9, 1994. The conversion of the city was confirmed following a plebiscite held on April 10, 1994. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Panel: Japan should lift ban on collective defense

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AP FILE PHOTO

A government panel will urge Japan to allow its military to help allies that come under attack, in a major reversal of the country’s ban on collective defense under its pacifist constitution.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Makeover for ‘The Rock’

By
IN CORREGIDOR, the “Brothers in Arms” statue shows an American soldier helping an injured Filipino soldier during World War II. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Tourism and environment officials are bent on transforming the historical Corregidor island into a place that would lure not just tourists and war veterans, but migratory bird species in urban Manila and nearby provinces.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

China ‘seriously condemns’ Japan’s PM war shrine visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, follows a Shinto priest to pay respect for the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

China strongly condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the flashpoint Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo Thursday, saying it glorified Japan’s “history of militaristic aggression.”

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AP was there: Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack that brought the United States into World War II. AP

White House says Japs attack Pearl Harbor.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Veterans of WWII raid holding 70th reunion in Ohio

In this Aug. 1, 1943 file photo, a U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator flies with plumes of black smoke rising from bombed facilities of the Astro Romano oil refinery at Ploiesti, Romania. Veterans of a daring and costly World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in southwest Ohio this week for a 70th anniversary reunion. Those participating in the Ploesti Raid reunion at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio will arrive Tuesday, gathering for dinner followed by private events Wednesday. AP

Veterans of a daring and costly World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in southwest Ohio this week for a 70th anniversary reunion.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Okinawa marks 68th anniversary of bloody WWII battle

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AP FILE PHOTO

Okinawa marked Sunday the 68th anniversary of a bloody World War II battle, with Japan’s prime minister vowing to “lighten the burden” of local residents opposed to a heavy US military presence on the southern Japanese island.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Advertisement
  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano

News

  • Smooth Edsa ride up in 2 years, but…
  • Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  • Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Name names, Lacson told
  • Ukraine FM: We are ready to fight Russia
  • Sports

  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • NLEX roars to 7th D-League win
  • Lifestyle

  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Denims that keep you cool–literally
  • Entertainment

  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • OMB exec’s assurance: We work 24/7
  • Business

  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Gaming stocks gain, PSEi eases on profit-taking
  • Cebu Pacific flew 3.74M passengers as of March
  • Corporate bonds sweeteners
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

  • HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
  • Career diplomat is new PH consul general in Los Angeles
  • US4GG: Aquino should ask Obama for TPS approval, drone technology
  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement