Tag Archive | "philippines"

Justin Bieber to be banned from the Philippines for animal cruelty

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Justin Bieber is set to be banned from the Philippines due to animal cruelty. Apparently Justin Bieber gave his hamster called Pac to a fan of his, this caused controversy among the activists, who said: “The moment that hamster was handed off to a screaming girl in a harsh, frenzied environment was [...]

WATCH Typhoon Bopha kills more than 200 in the Philippines

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More than 200 people have been killed by typhoon Bopha in the Philippines. Flash floods and landslides have hit mainly the southern part of the country with winds of up to 210 km/h. As the BBC reports, more than 40,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. One of the worst hit areas of the [...]

Filipino street kid wins $130,000 peace prize

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A homeless Filipino teenager who has lived on the streets of his hometown since he was two has won a $130,000 peace prize. Cris “Kesz” Valdez received the prize in The Hague on September 19 for helping other homeless children like him since the age of seven thanks to his charity organization “Championing Community Children.” [...]

Guerrillas wound civilians in outpost attack in the Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Dozens of communist guerrillas attacked a military outpost near mountainous tribal communities in the southern Philippines early Wednesday, wounding villagers, the military and the rebels said. More than 60 New People’s Army rebels raided the army and militia outpost in San Luis town in Agusan del Sur province before dawn, wounding [...]

Contested shoal flares up new tensions between China and Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippines accused China on Wednesday of sending more government and fishing vessels to a contested shoal in the South China Sea despite ongoing talks to resolve a 2-month-old naval standoff. Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the number of Chinese vessels at Scarborough Shoal increased to 96 on Tuesday. They [...]

Angry youths in Philippines march to stop Lady Gaga concerts

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Christian youths in the Philippines are continuing to protest against Lady Gaga’s upcoming concerts despite organizers’ assurances that her performances will not threaten morality. Some 200 Christian youths marched in Manila for the second straight day Saturday, chanting “Stop the Lady Gaga concerts.” They held placards urging the pop diva to [...]

Philippines: 11 soldiers killed in Communist rebel ambush

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MANILA, Philippines – Communist rebels killed at least 11 soldiers and a civilian in an ambush in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, one of the military’s biggest single-clash losses in recent years. New People’s Army guerrillas attacked an army convoy of three trucks in a remote village in Ifugao province, said army spokesman Col. Miguel [...]

Grenade in Philippines: death toll 2

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MANILA, Philippines – There has been a big blast in Philippines. It has been reported that a grenade explosion inside a cockfighting arena in the restive southern Philippines has killed two spectators and wounded dozens. Police say a man tossed the grenade in the crowded arena during a town fiesta Saturday. Muslim rebels and criminal [...]

Costa Cruises suffers another blow

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MANILA, Philippines – A cruise ship with about 1,000 people on board was drifting in waters south of the Philippines on Saturday after a fire disabled its engines, the Philippine coast guard said. Five crew members were injured. The fire on the Azamara Quest started late Friday, a day after the ship left Manila for [...]

Philippines: strong quake causes widespread panic

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MANILA, Philippines – Officials say a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in the southern Philippines has caused minor damage and a mall stampede, leaving at least 23 people injured. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology chief Renato Solidum said Friday’s quake was centered 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) off Dinagat Island near southeastern Surigao del Norte province. No [...]

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