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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Seattle May Day protest results in 9 arrests as Molotov cocktails hurled at police, injuring 5

Sunday’s May Day protest in Seattle went from a peaceful assembly to a violent disregard for police as protesters lit fireworks, threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police. Seattle Police confirmed nine More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
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Philippines News: Pacquiao’s apology, Zika prompts urging to not get pregnant

Manny Pacquiao apologizes for anti-gay statement Filipino pugilist and political figure, who is greatly loved in his home country and around the world, Manny Pacquiao, found himself apologizing Tuesday after a great More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Philippines: Dozens sickened at Guimaras school, tainted Cassava cake blamed

Some 31 students at the Suclaran National High School in barangay San Lorenzo on the island of Guimaras were sickened late last week and officials are pointing fingers at a Cassava cake that was served at the More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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6 Asian Real Estate Hotspots on the Rise

When first world countries are suffering from the era of global recession, most investors and investment banks have decided to put their money in emerging markets. Most of the emerging markets include technology, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Radio reporter, Jose Bernardo gunned down in Quezon City, 29th journalist killed during Noynoy reign

Yet another journalist has been killed in the Philippines, clearly one of the most dangerous places on earth to practice the profession. Image/NJUP Facebook page Reporter and broadcaster for DWBL radio station More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Dengue fever: In the East and in the West

The World Health Organization (WHO) says dengue fever is a fast emerging pandemic-prone viral disease in many parts of the world. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany The incidence of dengue has increased More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Philippines measles 2015: Cases and deaths way down compared to 2014

The measles outbreak in the Philippines made world headlines last year many times, especially for imported measles outbreak in Western countries like the US and Canada linked to travelers from the archipelago. Measles More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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Philippines: Ilocos Times columnist, Steve Barreiro, gunned down in front of daughter

A columnist for the Iloco Times in  Laoag City was shot several times Friday while out food shopping with his daughter, according to multiple media accounts. The Ilocos Norte Provincial Police say 52-year-old Steve More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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Egypt has worst traffic in the world, US comes in at #24, according to report

The north African country topped 58 other nations for the dubious honor of having the worst traffic in the world, according to the recently published Numbeo’s Traffic Index for Country 2015 Mid-Year report. Traffic More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Philippines: MERS, HIV and dengue fever updates

Three recent stories from the news, Outbreak News Today,  “Your source for all the news about worms and germs”, provides coverage of three important public health stories from the Philippine archipelago: More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Uncovered Atrocities: Korean Comfort Women

Like a wound that keeps festering, the “Korean comfort women “is an issue that refuses to die down and seek closure. Yet, more than two decades ago, its Indonesian and Philippine counterparts had reached a resolution More...

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...

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