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Pope in Tacloban: ‘I am here to be with you’

via – “I am here to be with you. A little bit late, I have to say, but I’m here.” In his homily during a mass for thousands of survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda at the airport in Tacloban, Pope Francis asked them to allow him to speak in Read more »


Manny Pacquiao News: Filipino Boxer To Have Dinner With British Royalty

By Anthony Riccobono/ – Famed welterweight Manny Pacquiao is treated like royalty in the Philippines. Later this month, Pacquiao will get the royal treatment when he travels to the United Kingdom to meet with a member of the British Royal Family. On Thursday, Pacquiao confirmed that he will Read more »

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Nazarene march: 1 dead, 1,200 hurt

By Aie Balagtas See and Mike Frialde/The Philippine Star – A man died while over 1,200 were injured and treated for various conditions during yesterday’s Black Nazarene procession that attracted over a million devotees, a prelude to a much larger turnout expected during the visit of Pope Francis next week. Read more »

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What you should know about Pope Francis’ PH visit

By Dharel Placido, – Catholics across the Philippines are gearing up for the historic visit of Pope Francis, the third pope to visit Asia’s bastion of Catholicism. But just how big are the government and the Vatican’s preparations for what could be perhaps one of the biggest trips of Read more »

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Soon in schools: West Philippine Sea 101?

By Ayee Macaraig/ – Why limit the discussion on the Philippines’ maritime claims to policymakers and experts? The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) wants Filipinos to learn about the country’s marine resources at an early age by including the West Philippine Sea in the school curriculum for elementary Read more »

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Airbus chooses Philippines as next international training hub

via – Airbus SAS, the manufacturer of the largest passenger aircraft, is setting up a training hub in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced. CAAP Director-General William Hotchkiss III said the aircraft builder is bringing in brand new Airbus A330/A340 full flight simulator and Read more »