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Fighting the darkness after storm

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TACLOBAN CITY -- The bright Christmas lanterns that light Sto. Niño Church seem to be out of place in surroundings that the word devastation isn’t enough to describe.

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Filipina becomes mayor of Hercules

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HERCULES, California -- Council member Myrna De Vera was selected by the city council to become Mayor of Hercules until December 2014, following a vote during the city council reorganization last December 10.

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Japan, ASEAN strike deal

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TOKYO - Leaders from Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries on Saturday pledged to cooperate in ensuring freedom of navigation during a summit overshadowed by concerns over China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

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Angelhack CEO’s ‘anti-poor’ rants earn ire of SF Fil-Ams

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Angered by a tech startup CEO’s tirade against the poor in San Francisco, leaders of nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Filipino immigrants are demanding more than an apology.

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Filipino beauty is 2013 Miss International

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Binibining Pilipinas Bea Rose Santiago was crowned 2013 Miss International in the beauty pageant held in Tokyo Tuesday night.

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UN seeks $791M to fund recovery

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The United Nations is expected to launch Monday an appeal for donors to raise $791 million to fund a yearlong Supertyphoon “Yolanda” Strategic Response Plan (SRP) that will help the most-affected victims for a longer-term recovery.

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18 killed after bus falls from Skyway

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MANILA, Dec. 16 -- Eighteen people were confirmed killed and over a dozen others were injured when a Don Mariano passenger bus fell off from the elevated Skyway and landed onto a passing van on the West Service Road in Parañaque City early Monday, police said.

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Fil-Ams hail Aquino request for TPS

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Filipino-American community leaders hailed Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s decision to formally request the US government to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented Filipino nationals in light of the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

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Aquino back from Japan with ‘overflowing good news’

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MANILA -- President Aquino returned home Sunday, bringing with him what he called “overflowing good news” of investment pledges, aid and loans from Japan.

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China retaliates, accuses Japan of stirring up trouble in sea row

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MANILA -- It’s now China’s turn to point a finger at Japan saying that it was the one stirring up trouble in the East China Sea and that it has “ulterior political motives” in making a big issue out of the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

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