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The awesome 2016 year in review on Pope Francis

This info-video pretty much summarized the year’s activities of the Holy Father in 2016 produced by the Secretariat for Communication of Vatican. Captured moments and important fragments of mementos define the busy days of the Pontiff at the Holy See and in his various Pastoral visits within Italy and outside […]

This Russian subway train is what we need during the holidays

How would you like to travel on a train in style during the yuletide season? This Russian subway train knows what the holidays is all about. This is what Pinoys need now and beyond. See how the approaching train promises excitement and holiday cheers for the would-be passenger. It almost […]

This is why salmons cross the road

Amazing how nature makes things possible. Watch how salmons cross a flooded road and against the direction of flood water just to reach its spawning destination. Salmons have been proven to almost always go back to their original place of “birth” to spawn and then die. The location is always […]

Check out who’s helping distressed animals in extraordinary situations

Check out who’s helping distressed animals in extraordinary, life and death, situations. Amazing how some responsible individuals go beyond the ordinary, and push their limits of their good selves. Here, extraordinary heroes come together and show care and love for distressed animals, some fighting for their lives. The viral video […]

Report: Hijackers release passengers of Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane

VALLETTA, Dec. 24 — Fresh wire reports said potentially two suspected hijackers and some of the seven crew members of hijacked Afriqiyah Airways still remained on board a Libyan plane, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday on Twitter. All of the 109 passengers have earlier been released by the […]

Now rising, the surreal clamor for fake new born baby dolls

We are aware that young kids grin from ear to ear when given adorable baby dolls with matching dress and accessories. All the more the delight is greater when dolls are lifelike, with movable arms, legs and winking eyas. Or with long hair they can trim and curl and all […]

Video: Watch a real car-size transformer named Letrons

What do you want for Christmas? A toy car-transformer? Someone can’t get enough of the smaller version of car transformers. So big boys play with close to real, big toys, too. Watch this car engineered to transform from a four-wheeled car to, well, as expected a transformer. But don’t hope […]

Fuel tanker explosion in Kenya kill dozens, injures several others

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Dec. 12 — At least 33 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an oil tanker crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames in Naivasha, about 90 km northwest of Kenya, disaster officials said on Sunday. Pius Masai, deputy director of the National Disaster […]

Dozens dead, many injured in east China construction site collapse

FENGCHENG, Jiangxi Province, Nov. 24 — Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and three others injured after a construction platform collapsed in east China’s Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said. More than 60 people were working on the platform and another dozen were on the ground waiting to begin their shift […]

Fil-American woman dies in NY Times Square train shoving

The solid American dream of a Filipina just went bust. The Fil-Am woman identified as Connie Watton, 49, died after being pushed and shoved in front of oncoming train at the 42nd Street of Times Square station in New York city on November 8. NYPD arrested Melanie Liverpool Turner as […]

Donald Trump is new US president, Clinton concedes defeat

Former United States presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded defeat from Republican candidate and President-elect Donald Trump. The defeated Democratic candidate and former US Secretary of State called by phone the winning Mr. Trump a few minutes ago. The ongoing election tally being broadcast live by major US news […]

Trump is on winning streak in the 2016 US presidential race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 — Donald Trump was on the cusp of creating history as he inched closer to clinching the US presidency with a strong showing in battleground states helping him trump Hillary Clinton in the knife-edge race. Major US news networks projected Republican candidate Trump to have won the […]

Watch Live coverage as USA votes for its next president

Just to show a snippet and demonstrate to Filipinos in the country how elections is being held in the USA, we are sharing these various media online coverage. Many Filipino-Americans have invested interest on the elections. First time that many Americans of Asian origin showed active participation in the democratic […]

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as new Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has […]

US Zika travel advisory includes Philippines, 10 other SE Asian countries

The Philippines was included in the Zika virus-related travel advisory by the United States. The U.S. government on Thursday issued the advisory, recommending pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to identified countries in the region. Ten other countries majority in the Southeast Asian region are also in the list, […]

More major quakes expected any day now around the world

Experts warn that an even worse disaster is imminent as the planet is overdue for a high-magnitude earthquakes along the Earth’s largest fault lines, even as Italy was devastated last week with hundreds of lives lost already. On Saturday, two earthquakes hit the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a […]

US affirms commitment of $32-M for PH intensified law enforcement

President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed the long standing relations of the Philippines and the United States at Wednesday’s lunch meeting at the President’s Hall of Malacanang. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella in a pres briefing said that Duterte and Kerry took note of the special […]

Military coup underway, takes over government of Turkey

It appears that government of Turkey have been overthrown in a coup, as the military claimed taking control over the country. This is a developing storye which will get updates. “Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, […]

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]

EU Brexit agitates global, PH financial outlook

MANILA — It is not true that the “Brexit” will have no effect on the country as apologists project it to be. The local stock market tumbled anew on Tuesday, as investors pocketed gains after last week’s British exit, ‘Brexit,’ vote continued to agitate the global financial markets. The Philippine […]

UK authorities discover anti-Brexit petition with thousands of fraudulent signatures

After the majority of the voters of United Kingdom voted for Brexit, authorities are investigating a highly-popular anti-Brexit petition with the discovery of tens of thousands of fraudulent signatures. The petition platform’s lack of identity check raised concerns the vast majority of 3.5 million signs could be fake. Britain’s House […]

Duterte, Marcos top choice of overseas absentee voters

MANILA — Filipinos abroad who participated in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) have voted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., as their president and vice president, respectively, in the recently concluded May 9 polls. According to the data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner […]

EgyptAir hijacking ends with release of hostages in Cyprus

This is the latest update on the hijacking and hostage situation of EgyptAir flight MS181 from Alexandria en route to capital Cairo but eventually diverted to Larnaca in Cyprus. According to RT the hostage siege aboard EgyptAir flight MS181 has ended with the hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa being arrested, Its […]

Egyptair Flight MS181 en route to Cairo hijacked, lands in Cyprus

CAIRO, March 29 — An Egyptian passenger plane flight MS181 en route from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and landed at Larnaka airport on the south coast of Cyprus, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation and Cyprus state radio. It was also confirmed that the plane’s pilot was […]

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Report: U.S. to continue navigation operation in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter indicated Tuesday that the United States will continue its freedom of navigation operation, the day after the U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer to within what China claims to be territorial waters around its man-made islands in the South China Sea also known as the […]

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Research: Mangrove forests in Indo-Pacific region could be gone by 2070

Mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific region could be completely under water by 2070, threatening fisheries, coastal protection and furthering climate change, researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia) warn. Yet, the outlook in other parts of the world are more positive as “our modelling shows mangroves are likely to persist […]

Watch the 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant trailer

Watch 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant trailer. Sharing and watch here the 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant trailer. The tenure of reigning Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler of Venezuela was over extended beyond one year. Logically, the 63rd Miss Universe pageant will crown the new (sic) “Miss Universe 2014” but […]

Pope Francis in the USA – Visit to the United Nations

Pope Francis in the USA – Visit to the United Nations After spending his first days in Washington, D.C., the Holy Father visits New York, this time to speak before the United Nations General Assembly. Watch the live stream event and check out the message of Pope Francis. Scheduled for […]

No free live stream of Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather bout

Sharing here the video on the full weigh-in of Manny Paquiao and Floyd Mayweather from MGM Grand, Las Vegas. For netizens, do not expect to find any free livestream of the actual fight as there will be none. In the United States the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather 2015 live […]

US Zika travel advisory includes Philippines, 10 other SE Asian countries

The Philippines was included in the Zika virus-related travel advisory by the United States. The U.S. government on Thursday issued the advisory, recommending pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to identified countries in the region. Ten other countries majority in the Southeast Asian region are also in the list, […]

BANNED: Will ISIS brides be allowed to return home?

Really. That is the pressing question hounding countries whose citizens joined the violent, murderous, militant group that engaged troops in the war torn parts of Syria for years. And now, they want to return and recover their normal lives. The so-called idealists, young women who left their adopted countries and […]

Watch The Holy Father presides over the Easter Vigil

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, presides over the Easter Vigil 2014 at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 19. VATICAN, April 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus’ resurrection […]

Islamic State claims responsibility as 150 killed in attacks across Paris

Islamic State claims responsibility of Paris attacks that took place Friday night in an online press release Saturday. “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and assault rifles targeted the places previously carefully selected,” it said. “They triggered their belts amid these disbelievers after having used up their ammunitions,” continued the statement. […]

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga. You read it right. The man you are staring at is Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, one of the assistant press secretary of President Donald J. Trump in the White House. As the administration of the new POTUS takes shape, 23 year old Ninio […]

8 Most popular NASA images shared in Instagram in 2015

Here is a round-up of the 8 most popular images shared by NASA in social sharing site Instagram for the past year of 2015. 1. Pluto The dwarf planet sent a love note back to Earth via the New Horizons spacecraft, which traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion […]

Pope Francis to canonize Paul VI, Cardinal Romero today

Pope Francis will canonize two new saints today, by far the most controversial personalities of the 20th century in the Roman Catholic Church. St. Peter’s Basilica will host the ascension to sainthood of Pope Paul VI (left photo) and martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador (right photo). Pope Francis […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]

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Turkey heightens G-20 leaders summit venue

[flexiblemap title=”Anatalya-Turkey” address=”Anatalya, Turkey” region=”Middle East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Ahead of the G20 summit, Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Antalya province as part of the crack down on extremist group. Twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people, the worst […]

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Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

PM Rasmussen says Denmark has final word on EU migration policies

Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen vowed Denmark will have the final say on its asylum and migration policies. The European Union (EU) is struggling to accommodate hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from the war-torn Middle East, Asia and Africa. [flexiblemap address=”Copenhagen, Denmark” region=”EU” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”9″ ] Last […]

Visual effects director sells old SUV by epic viral video

He love his car. Have driven it for 10 years. It is 1996 Model Suzuki Vitara. But he has to let go from that personal attachment. This mixed feeling, “with deep sorrow selling my little beast,” for a 21-year old SUV proved powerful enough that owner Eugene Romanovsky had to […]

Terrorists attack Parisian newspaper HQ of Charlie Hebdo

PARIS, Jan. 8 — Terrorists attack Parisian newspaper headquarters of Charlie Hebdo a “French satirical weekly paper featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication is strongly antireligious and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture.” The office of […]

Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK

Yes, Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK. Good news for them. China on Tuesday stopped requiring couples to apply for official approval before having a first or second child, following the end of one-child policy. The move which entered effect immediately was announced by the […]

Scottish Facebook joke offends Kyrgyz people, may land in slammer

Posting and sharing photos on one’s Facebook page is so OK. But be careful in adding a description or comment, more specially when it can offend other people. Take this case when an immigrant worker Michael McFeat from Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland (Great Britain) posted on December 31st a New Year […]