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Workers carry roasted pig at a shop in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Roasted pig is traditionally served during a Christmas eve dinner called "Noche Buena" in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation.
Deconstruction of historic warehouse halfway done

...signature. The bold black letters marked on the building's interior metal paneling read, "F.N., from Luzon, City of Manila, 1927." A former cannery worker likely left this signature, and he wasn't the only one. Names and dates crowd the warehouse's...
Manila Skies

Opens Friday, Nov 16, 2012 Synopsis: A desperate man tries the seemingly impossible in order to start a new life in this drama from filmmaker Raymond Red. Raul (Raul Arellano) is a laborer in Manila who, like most of the people living in the city, is mired in poverty. Raul would like to leave the country and get a better-paying job in a nation with a stronger economy; he'd also like to visit his dying father in the rural village where he was born, but he doesn't have enough money to do either. Desperate to raise some cash, Raul agrees to help some friends pull off a robbery, with the target a con man who demanded large fees to get them new jobs elsewhere but never delivered; Raul accidentally sleeps through the job, but he also gets away unnoticed, and he thinks he might have the nerve to pull off an even bigger crime. Fashioning a homemade parachute, Raul bluffs his way onto an airliner and stages a skyjacking, demanding a hefty ransom for the safety of the plane. Himpapawid (aka Manila Skies) was inspired by a true-life incident of a Philippine hijacking which took place in 2000; the film was an official selection at the 2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Raul Arellano, John Arcilla, Ronnie Lazaro, Sue Prado, Soliman Cruz Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

What others say: U.S. military's eyes on the Asian Pacific

...Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia.Speaking Monday in Manila, where he signed a 10-year agreement providing U.S. access...consequence of countering China, no one in Washington, Tokyo, Manila, Hanoi or Seoul will be the slightest bit dismayed.- The...
Opinion, prosperity and stability in the region."In addition to the immediate voluntary cessation of provocative acts, Manila's plan calls for the speedy conclusion of the code of conduct as well as long-term arbitration over disputes that would...
Disasters in Philippines touch Peninsula residents

...Nofziger of Homer head to the Philippines. Their destination is Macatbong United Methodist Church, about 100 miles north of Manila and 500-600 miles north of where the typhoon struck. They will be traveling with Justin Thomas and Janice Hamrick of the...

...authorities said that rescuers and emergency supplies were getting through to towns that had been isolated by the quake and where residents were camped out in tents waiting for assistance and to start repairing homes.Teves reported from Manila.
What others say: Ukraine needs U.S. military aid

...approach.Ukraine is desperately seeking Western military help, but so far the U.S. has refused. Earlier this week in Manila, President Obama tetchily addressed his Ukraine policy, saying, "Well, what else should we be doing?" He offered another...

...on Saturday night.Jose Baltazar, a 74-year-old vice president of an insurance company and longtime church volunteer in Manila, in the Philippines, said the pope has set his priorities mindful of stark realities."We have to give priority in working...
Eugene L. Dyson

...on Saturday ,May 17. Mr. Dyson was born Aug. 16, 1933 in Manila, Philippines to William and Frances Dyson. He was a POW from 1942-1945 with his family in Santo Thomas prison camp in Manila, Philippines. He and his family immigrated to New York in...


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