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Places to discover in the Philippines this 2014

Back in 2010, a friend and I had our “Survivor ” moment in Palaui because of lack of information about the island, we got lost in its lush wilderness. At that time, when you try to search for Palaui online, the search engine will ask you “Do you mean ...
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MILF told: Explain SAF attack

Philippine Star: MANILA, Philippines - Wounded policemen were finished off while the dead were riddled with more bullets as they lay on the ground, a survivor of last Sunday's attack on Special Action Force (SAF) members in Maguindanao said yesterday. The brutality of ...

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: "I don't want to come ...

Muslim Rebels in Philippines Kill 27 Cops: Officials

NBCNews.com: Hershkovichi is one of 190,000 Holocaust survivors residing in Israel today. She is also one of the 50,000 estimated to live below the poverty line, according to the Association for Immediate Help for Holocaust Survivors. Israel classifies a person as ...

Army of One: Only one survivor of WWII's Kwajalein battle fit enough to return

Syracuse.com: After Kwajalein, Fida went to fight in the Philippines. That's where he earned the Purple Heart that dangles from his coat. Fida said he was captured by Japanese soldiers, who held his arms and legs spread eagle, stabbed him in the left abdomen and ...

Priest tells of kamikaze pilot training during WWII

Stars and Stripes: The first such attack was carried out in October 1944 over the Philippines' Leyte Gulf. The desperate operations killed thousands of young men — the ... Survivor's guilt bitterly tormented him. Then he discovered that American occupation forces were ...

Why ‘American Sniper’ deserves Oscar nomination

How many people do you have to kill before it starts to take a toll on you? United States Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle racked up an official body count of 160 confirmed kills during his four tours in Iraq, establishing him as the single most lethal US sniper ever.

Why 'American Sniper' deserves Oscar nomination

Inquirer.net: MANILA, Philippines–How many people do you have to kill before it starts to take a toll on you? United States Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle racked up an official body count of 160 confirmed kills during his four tours in Iraq, establishing him as the ...

USANA marks fifth year in PH with good health, volunteerism

The year 2014 marked the fifth year for USANA Health Sciences, Inc. in the Philippines, and in light of this milestone, a series of momentous initiatives that serve as concrete testaments to the company’s dedication and commitment to the Philippine market were launched. “Over the years, we strived to make a mark in the Philippine market,” says USANA Philippines General Manager Aurora Gaston. “We ...

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BRIEF: Polio survivor to speak Jan. 20 in Lake Wylie

The State: Rotary, along with our partners, have reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. The club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays. Lunch, catered by Christopher's, costs $9. For more ...

Lamudi's Top 5 Tourist Close-To-Nature Destinations In The Philippines

Global property portal Lamudi has listed 5 top tourists destinations in the Philippines which are also known as being close to nature spots which it recommends to people seeking properties in the country. The Web site, which focuses on emerging markets ...

Polio survivor to speak Jan. 20 in Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie Pilot: Rotary, along with our partners, have reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. The club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays. Lunch, catered by Christopher's, costs $9. For more ...

Pope flees Philippine storm while on typhoon mercy mission

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Pope Francis was forced Saturday to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines that killed a papal volunteer, cutting short a mercy mission to weeping survivor...

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Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines spoke to Filipinos heart-to-heart

15-19 pastoral visit to the Philippines. Even though a typhoon threatened to cut his visit short, Francis arrived in Tacloban, donning a yellow plastic raincoat throughout the entire Mass with survivors and pushing through with his motorcade to the ...

Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines spoke to Filipinos heart-to-heart

President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines looks on as a girl embraces Pope Francis after a Jan. 16 welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang Palace in Manila.

POPE FRANCIS..

Calamity survivors still high on 20 minutes with Pope Francis

Inquirer.net: CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pope Francis, whom 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide recognize as their leader, was apologetic to a group of survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” and the 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province when he met with them for lunch in ...

Amid typhoon's devastation, Pope tells survivors they are not alone

TACLOBAN, Philippines - Fourteen months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the central Philippines, Pope Francis braved a tropical storm to encourage survivors in their ongoing work of recovery. The weather forced him to leave the area hours ...

Surviving cancer through faith and friendship

Rappler: When Rosalie heard that Pope Francis is coming to the Philippines, she knew she had to see him and, if she was lucky, touch him. For her, the Holy Father is a conduit of God so people could feel His presence. “Si Pope Francis ay instrumento para mafeel ...

10 Things to Know for Monday

Filipinos raise their image of the Santo Nino (Holy Child) during the final papal mass of Pope Francis at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Millions filled Manila's main park and surrounding areas for Pope Francis' final ...

How Pope Francis restored my faith

I lost my parents to Yolanda. I lost countless other things. But losing my parents was the worst. For months after the tragedy, I just imagined that my parents were in Australia with my only brother Marlo and his wife Vanessa, only to find out that my brother was also doing the same thing—thinking that […]

Calamity survivors still high on 20 minutes with Pope Francis

Pope Francis, whom 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide recognize as their leader, was apologetic to a group of survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” and the 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province when he met with them for lunch in the town of Palo, Leyte province, on Saturday.

Learn from Pope Francis’ message – Tagle

Compassion for the poor, protection of the family, and appreciation for children who are helpless – these were underscored in the spiritual message that Pope Francis left the Filipino nation after he left for Rome yesterday to end an unforgettable five-day visit, according to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. In a press conference at the Villamor Air Base shortly after the Pope’s ...

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Jesse Baltazar, Bataan Death March survivor, finally receives Purple Heart

Washington Times: Mr. Baltazar joined the U.S. Armed Forces Far East (USAFFE) in 1941 after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and threatened to invade his native Philippines, the newspaper reported. His camp was bombed on March 15, 1942, at which time he suffered ...

Jesse Baltazar, Bataan Death March survivor, finally receives Purple Heart

World War II airman Jesse Baltazar survived the Bataan Death March in 1942. On Tuesday he finally received his Purple Heart. Due to lost records it took over seven decades for the veteran of the Army's 71st battalion, now age 94, to be recognized for his wounds. "This award is ...

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