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Super Typhoon Maysak nears Philippines

By Louie U. Navarro/CNN Philippines – The eye of Super Typhoon Maysak was still outside Philippine territory as of posting time Wednesday evening, but its massive diameter and strong intensity were more than enough to spoil the country’s observance of Holy Week a few hours before its expected entry tonight. Read more »

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Philippines is Earth Hour ‘Hero Country’ for 4th Year

By Voltaire Tupaz/ – The Philippines remained the undefeated champion in the global Earth Hour celebration on March 31 in terms of the number of participating cities and municipalities. Having mobilized 1,671 provinces, cities and municipalities — 10 more than last year — the country broke its own record, easily Read more »

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U.S. Role in Botched Philippines Raid Comes Under Scrutiny

By Treffor Moss/ – The most easterly outpost in the U.S. military’s global war on terrorism was close to signing off in triumph after helping to eliminate one of the last high-value terrorist targets in Southeast Asia. Instead, after 13 years of operations, the U.S. military deployment on the southern Read more »


Strong demand seen for Pinoy workers in South Korea

via – Thousands of Filipinos will have a chance to work in the manufacturing industry in South Korea despite the overall reduction in the number of newcomers allowed in the said sector, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. “This 2015 quota shows sustained demand for OFWs Read more »

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School officials interrupt salutatorian while delivering unapproved speech

By Trisha Macas/GMA News – Krisel Mallari, who graduated as salutatorian from Sto. Niño Parochial School in Quezon City on March 21, did not even reach halfway through her graduation speech before she was interrupted by school administrators for deviating from the approved text. “Sa bawat taon na lumipas ay Read more »

Ninoy Aquino International Airport inspector checks an X-ray machine where a Papua New Guinea woman placed her two-month-old son in a backpack Monday night. Inset shows the infant’s image on the X-ray screen, taken from ABS-CBN. STAR/Rudy Santos

Woman hides baby in backpack at NAIA

By Rudy Santos/The Philippine Star – A woman bound for her native country of Papua New Guinea was caught trying to smuggle a baby boy in her backpack at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Monday night. Jenifer Pavolaurea, 26, arrived more than an hour late for the Air Niugini’s Read more »