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By Adam Lee On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Tips to prepare for retirement in Asia

An increasing number of retirees are choosing Southeast Asia as their destination of choice. The likes of Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand are emerging as popular spots for those that want their retirement period More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Samaritan’s Purse sending relief to victims of typhoon Vanuatu

International Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse now has relief teams on the ground in the cyclone-ravaged South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. At least 11 are now confirmed dead in Vanuatu while More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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This Day in History: 70 years ago US soldiers liberated Manila

What is commonly known as the Battle of Manila, the liberation of Manila during the Second World War occurred on this day in 1945. General Douglas MacArthur declared victory ending almost three years of Japanese More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Tim Tebow, CURE hospital in Philippines completes first four surgeries

Former Florida Gator, NFL star Tim Tebow has opened a hospital in the Philippines, working alongside CURE International. The Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City has five floors and 30 beds. Dec. 23 the report was More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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US State Department updates Philippines travel warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area.This Travel Warning replaces More...

By Guest Author On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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What Is Agritourism And Can That Help The Economy Of Struggling Countries?

Agrotourism (also referred to as agritourism), is basically tourism that is focused on the agriculture of a country. It is something that can help countries to get more foreigners to visit parts of the regions that More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Christian radio in Davao Philippines, ‘encouraging everyday’

Davao in the Philippines has only one Christian radio station and Assist News highlight this ministry and the mission to get the gospel out through the radio to the growning population of Davao. Run with mostly More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Kim Chiu extends lead as ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the Philippines for 2014′ after one week of voting

Just days after bagging the Celebrity of the Year and the Actress of the Year awards, among others at the 2014 Yahoo! Celebrity Awards, “Bride for Rent” star Kim Chiu has extended her lead in early More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Philippines: Negros Occidental man arrested for smearing chili paste on his wife’s genitals

This will teach you a lesson! This is what a Negros Occidental carpenter was thinking when as a punishment for his younger wife coming home late, he decided to smear hot chili paste on her genitalia, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Philippines: Death toll from Typhoon Glenda up to 86, Typhoon Henry currently east of Samar

Although Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) is long gone, the death toll continues to mount in the Philippines. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced Saturday that the death toll More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Philippines: Typhoon Glenda kills at least 10, heads out into South China Sea

Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) churned across the Philippines Wednesday killing at least 10 people and causing the evacuation of nearly a half million residents of the country of 7,000 islands. As of 5:00 p.m., July More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Typhoon Glenda hits the Philippines, 150,000 people evacuated

Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) hit the Philippine archipelago late Tuesday night making landfall in Albay province packing sustained winds of 130 kilometers (80 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 160 kph (99 mph).  The Philippine Atmospheric, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Philippines: Typhoon Rammasun to hit archipelago Tuesday

Eight months after being pummeled by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines braces to be hit by yet another typhoon Tuesday. Tropical Storm Rammasun (Glenda) churning in the western Pacific Ocean is forecast to More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Philippines: DOH advises against Filipino Muslims travel to Hajj due to MERS

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is advising Filipino Muslims to postpone travel plans this year to Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimages, Hajj and Umrah, due to the risk of Middle East Respiratory More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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DLS-Saint Benilde sophomore, Guillo Cesar Servando, dies in hazing incident: Student government to spearhead anti-hazing campaign

One college sophomore has died and three others were hospitalized this weekend after a fraternity hazing incident on a Taft Avenue condo in Malate, Manila. The victims from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Davao City under terror alert

Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is under heightened alert after reports that the Indonesia-based Jemaah Islamiyah militant network, Basit Usman may be behind the supposed terrorist More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Marian Rivera repeats as FHM’s ‘sexiest’

Well, it’s another year gone by and another victory for “Carmela” star Marian Rivera as FHM Philippines released the top five for “FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014″ More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Bitcoin: Currency banned in Bolivia while the Philippines welcomes its first Bitcoin ATM

A tale of two sides of the Bitcoin happened in the past week. First in Bolivia, the country’s central bank, El Banco Central de Bolivia totally banned the popular cryptocurrency and others saying that citizens More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Singapore blog taken down after complaints of racist post about Filipinos

In a follow-up to a story Tuesday, the Singaporean blog that contained a posting about all kinds of mean and rude things you can do to Filipinos in the country has been taken down. “Blood Stained Singapore”, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Dancing in the Philippines: Now it’s the Bureau of Immigration

Over the past several years we’ve seen a lot of dancing in the Philippines, more specifically from businesses, prisons and government agencies. You may recall the dancing inmates at a Cebu prison groovin’ More...

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