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Baby girl born mid-air on flight to Philippines

via rappler.com – A woman gave birth to a premature but healthy baby girl mid-flight while travelling from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, forcing the plane to carry out an emergency landing in India. The mother, whose due date was two months away, went into labour on board Read more »

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‘Not a hero': Hundreds protest burial plan for former Filipino dictator

By Euan McKirdy/CNN – Hundreds crowded a park in the Philippines on Sunday to protest plans by President Rodrigo Duterte to bury former leader Ferdinand Marcos in the National Heroes’ Cemetery. The demonstration in Manila was held to protest the decision to re-inter Marcos, the dictator who ruled the Philippines Read more »

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WATCH: MOA globe turns into giant Poke Ball

via ABS-CBN News – The iconic globe of the SM Mall of Asia on Friday lit up in colors resembling a Poke Ball, an item used to catch Pokemon in the widely popular mobile game “Pokemon Go,” to signal the start of what is billed as the “largest lure party” Read more »

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The Filipino divers everyone is making fun of are actually total class acts.

By Evan Porter/upworthy.com – John David Pahoyo, a top diver from the Philippines, approached the diving board, bounced twice, and sprung himself into the air. It was the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, a perfect place for Pahoyo to display his diving prowess alongside other top athletes from his region. In Read more »

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Why Vigan university attracts foreign students

By Bryan Realgo/ABS-CBN News – The pre-medicine courses and medicine program of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Vigan City continue to attract foreign students. At the start of the new academic year Monday, at least 730 Indian nationals were enrolled in the school. A total of 405 Read more »

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Islamic State ‘calls on jihadis to target Miss Universe competition in Philippines’

By Barney Henderson/telegraph.co.uk – Islamic State terrorists have called for attacks at the Miss Universe competition due to be held in the Philippines in January 2017, according to online threats. A branch of the terror network called on “everyone who can” to launch attacks at the event, according to reports Read more »

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