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Aquino apologizes over ‘world’s worst airport’

By Natashya Gutierrez/ – President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday, April 16, for failures in air conditioning at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It was already named by an online travel guide as the world’s worst. The fresh debacle at the NAIA Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came Read more »

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Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

By Nestor P. Burgos Jr./Inquirer Visayas – Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the Read more »

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Philippines waives visa requirements for 7 more countries

By Camille Diola/ – The Philippines has granted a visa-free privilege lasting 30 days for nationals of seven more countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, DFA said that Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are granted visa-free access to the country Read more »

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Manny Pacquiao’s mother appears to put hex on Timothy Bradley

By Jaime Uribarri/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – With prayer card and rosary in her left hand, Dionisia Pacquiao glared menacingly while reading aloud a prayer and pointing her right middle finger, presumably in Bradley’s direction, during Saturday night’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. While Manny Pacquiao Read more »

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No more barriers: Cebu Pacific to fly to Europe, US

via – Budget airline Cebu Pacific of tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. is set to mount direct flights to the United States and Europe within the year. This after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, opening the door for local airlines Read more »

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17th century map debunks China’s territorial claim

By Carmela Fonbuena/ – The 17th century map of China was a gift from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Chinese President Xi Jinping during his recent visit to Berlin. But the gift offended many Chinese for it might as well have been Germany’s gift to the Philippines and other Read more »