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  • Pope Francis in the Philippines
    Pope Francis message to young people in Philippines, 'Don't be afraid to cry'
    Pope Francis met with young adults on the campus of Santo Tomas University in Manila, Philippines, Sunday morning. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis remembered the young woman named Krystal who died before Mass on Saturday. He asked that...
  • Pope Francis reinforces traditional Church teaching in the Philippines
    Pope Francis reinforces traditional Church teaching in the Philippines
    After a successful visit to Sri Lanka, Pope Francis embarked on a three day visit to the Philippines which ended today with a Mass in Manila's Rizal Park. Although the Mass was plagued by inclement weather due to an approaching tropical storm,...
  • Pope's visit to Philippines will require officials to wear diapers
    Pope's visit to Philippines will require traffic cops to wear diapers
    Manila officials are taking every precaution when Pope Francis visits the Philippines January 15 – 19, including wearing diapers. Francis Tolentino, chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, wants to prevent gridlock during...
  • New Year's Eve Filipino Traditions
    Celebrating New Year’s Eve the Filipino way
    If you think Christmas celebrations in the Philippines are fun, wait until you’ve seen and experienced how Filipinos in the Philippines celebrate New Year’s Eve.With firecrackers and fireworks lighting up the night skies, serving as an...
  • Quick and easy fried rice
    Quick and easy fried rice
    Looking for a kid or crowd pleasing recipe that is quick and also easy can be hard, but with this fried rice recipe all you need is a big frying pan and a few minutes of your time. This works best with leftover rice that has been refrigerated...
  • WFP begins food distributions in the Philippines following Typhoon Hagupit
    WFP feeds typhoon victims in the Philippines
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food in the Philippines after Typhoon Hagupit. Around 300,000 storm victims received high-energy biscuits today in 17 different towns in Eastern Samar.The typhoon left almost a million displaced...
  • Aid arrives for island in the Philippines
    Typhoon hit island receives some hope
    Ando Island, a village in the Philippines, has been through two devastating storms in the last year. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst ever, struck last year. Just this week, Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) brought more high winds and torrential rain.On...
  • Volunteers help with food distributions in the Philippines
    Volunteers make huge difference in Typhoon Hagupit relief
    Survivors of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) in the Philippines are receiving food aid. There are many heroes behind the scenes of this life-saving effort.They are the civilian volunteers, helping to make the food packs for the storm victims. On Sunday,...
  • Food aid being prepared for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) survivors
    Food being rushed to Typhoon Hagupit survivors
    The Philippines government is rushing food to victims of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). The storm has weakened as it moves over the Philippines, but has left a trail of destruction.The top priority is getting food and water to people affected by the...
  • Typhoons cause signficant damage to agriculture
    Typhoon Hagupit: an update on damage to agriculture
    Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is still roaring through the Philippines with heavy rain and high winds. Over one million people have been forced away from their homes.The full extent of the damage won't be known for days or weeks. However, there are...
  • Damage from Typhoon Hagupit
    Typhoon Hagupit: UNICEF says children urgently need aid
    UNICEF is providing life-saving supplies for children and women in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) batters the country. Food and clean water are desperately needed. The UN children's agency is supporting the government's relief...
  • Track of Typhoon Hagupit
    Typhoon Hagupit: Food needed for homeless storm victims
    Frontline teams of the Philippines government are bringing aid to areas hit by Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). They are assessing the early damage caused by the storm, which has smashed the country with high winds and torrential rains.After clearing roads...
  • Food aid being delivered to tyhoon victims
    Typhoon Hagupit: food aid distributions begin
    The government of the Philippines is distributing food aid to victims of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). The storm is packing strong winds and heavy rains, which will continue through Wednesday. The Department of Social Welfare is sending over 100,000...
  • Typhoon Hagupit roars into the Philippines
    Typhoon Hagupit roars into the Philippines
    While the Atlantic hurricane season quietly fizzled out as scheduled on November 30, but on the other side of the world it's been a different story. A million residents of the Philippines fled ahead of Typhoon Hagupit's Saturday landfall...
  • Typhoon Hagupit batters the Philippines
    Typhoon Hagupit batters the Philippines, WFP prepares response
    Typhoon Hagupit is battering the Philippines with strong winds and torrential rains. Power outages and flooding are being reported.Hagupit currently has sustained winds of near 100 mph. The storm has slightly weakened as it moves inland. However,...