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A GROUP of architects set out to paint a 50-meter wall in Mandaue City with images of countryside life. Richard Abella, president of the United Architects of the Philippines -Datu Lapu-Lapu Chapter, said the mural they are working on aims to convey the need to protect the environment.
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FIGHTING against illegal miners and loggers may have cost the life of a tribal leader who was killed in an upland village in Cagayan de Oro, authorities said Sunday. Senior Inspector Allan Curato, Lumbia police chief, said they are looking at the angle of illegal mining and logging activities as the primary motive in the killing of Fausto Orasan, who's also known as Datu Sandigan.
12 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines Getting health and accident insurance isn't very popular in the country because most Filipinos do not prioritize preparing for illnesses or accidents. But Jenny del Mundo, agency fundamental head at Sun Life Financial, said being insured is the most practical way to prepare for unforeseen incidents.
16 hrs ago | Connecticut Post
In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, survivors from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, keep themselves warm with blankets as they arrive at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines.
19 hrs ago | MindaNews
Coast Guard authorities here cannot how many passengers were actually on board the ill-fated ship MV Maharlika which sank off Pintuyan town in Southern Leyte Saturday night, September 13. Capt. Joseph Coyme, Deputy District Commander for Nothern Mindanao of the Philippines Coast Guard, said that as of 11 a.m. Sunday, three persons had been confirmed dead while 110 were rescued.
Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt.
Rain and strong winds unleashed in Bantayan as side effects of Typhoon Luis prompted Mayor Ian Christopher Escario to warn fishermen Saturday not to go out to sea. "Sukad adtong Yolanda maminaw na man sila ," said the mayor's executive assistant Marlon Pacana.
Rescuers saved at least 34 of the 84 people on board an inter-island ferry that is believed to have sunk late Saturday after encountering engine problems in bad weather in the central Philippines, officials said. The skipper of the M/V Maharlika II ordered its 58 passengers and his 25 crewmen to abandon the ferry after it began to list in choppy waters and strong winds midway through its trip off Southern Leyte province, Office of Civil Defense director Blanche Gobenciong and coast guard personnel said.
At least 29 people are missing after a ferry sank in the waters off the central Philippines in bad weather Saturday, the government's civil defense office said. A rescue operation is ongoing off the southeast coast following the sinking of the MV Maharlika, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with no solution in sight at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.
SENATOR Ralph Recto is urging the National Government to earmark part of its P3.6 billion annual travel tax collection for the building of roadside rest rooms for local and foreign tourists bound for the "sun, sea, sand, shopping" destinations in the country. Recto made the recommendation to Tourism officials Thursday during the Senate hearing on the proposed 2015 budget of the Department of Tourism .
MANILA, Philippines Free messaging app Viber is now allowing users to make video calls on both desktop and mobile in its latest version. New features and enhancements come with Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, and new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. "Now that you can make video calls from your phone as well as on your PC and Mac, you can always talk in the way that's most convenient for you, wherever you happen to be," he added.
Tourism flourished, with a significant increase in domestic and international tourist volumes, primarily due to the Department of Tourisms continuous efforts to promote the Philippines as a key tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region. Prioritization of the sector also led to an increase in investment in tourism infrastructure and the government is aiming to improve transportation infrastructure in the country during the forecast period.
Local Input~ Controversial German Islamist preacher Pierre Vogel and Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, an Islamic scholar criticised as hate preacher, speak to their supporters during a demonstration on April 20, 2011 in Frankfurt/M., western Germany. Vogel, also known as Abu Hamza, had called for the demonstration titled "Islam - the misunderstood religion".
Tropical Storm Luis slightly intensified Friday evening while moving west northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. It was located at 560 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes as of 10 p.m., packing maximum winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph, Pagasa said in its 11 p.m. bulletin.
A local health worker administers a vaccine to a baby at a local health center at the financial district of Makati, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
ILOILO City's Calle Real will be presented as a case study in the upcoming National Heritage Conservation Summit 2014 from October 24 to 26, 2014 at the University of the Philippines Auditorium. Some 200 participants composed of historians, heritage conservationalists, academe, and other concerned individuals will converge in the city to participate in the summit and discuss the revitalizing of old downtown areas and best practices in heritage conservation in historic old quarters and districts in the Philippines including recent development and challenges faced in the conservation of heritage.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:12 pm
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