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A Catholic priest is seen on an electronic screen as he officiates a mass in Quiapo church in downtown Manila, Philippines on the eve of the Black Nazarene feast day, Friday Jan. 8, 2021. (AP)

Thousands defy Covid-19 risk in Manila to attend Nazarene feast

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 11:27 AM IST
The feast of the Black Nazarene is one of the Philippines' biggest annual security challenges as the faithful of Asia’s most Catholic country troop to the capital.
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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines on Friday(REUTERS)
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines on Friday(REUTERS)

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks Philippines

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Manila
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The quake occurred at a depth of 144 km (89 miles), EMSC said.
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People ride on a gondola before a movie begins at a float-in cinema.(REUTERS)
People ride on a gondola before a movie begins at a float-in cinema.(REUTERS)

Movie goers opt for taste of Venice in Philippines with float-in cinema. See pics

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Manila
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Gondola moviegoers may sit two to a boat, with up to 10 guests per screening and boats kept metres apart.
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Flooding in 32 villages and a few landslides were already reported on Wednesday from the typhoon, and disaster officials said a man died and three other people were missing, without immediately providing details.(Reuters Photo)
Flooding in 32 villages and a few landslides were already reported on Wednesday from the typhoon, and disaster officials said a man died and three other people were missing, without immediately providing details.(Reuters Photo)

Typhoon-ravaged northeast Philippines pummelled by new storm

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Manila
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:05 AM IST
The typhoon passed north of Manila between Bulacan and Pampanga provinces, toppling trees and knocking out power. Officials had said previously that nearly 200,000 people had been evacuated, some of them forcibly, from vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas.
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In this picture - North Port in Manila, the Philippines. For representational purposes only(Bloomberg)
In this picture - North Port in Manila, the Philippines. For representational purposes only(Bloomberg)

Philippines, to avoid ban on seafarers, probes Covid-19 outbreaks in ships

By Bloomberg | Posted bySrivatsan K C | Manila
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:07 PM IST
The investigation comes after infections were recorded among crew of Australia-bound bulk carriers Vega Dream and the Patricia Oldendorff
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Sonu Sood has now helped students stranded in Manila to return home. He has also arranged accommodation for migrant workers, re-employed in Noida.
Sonu Sood has now helped students stranded in Manila to return home. He has also arranged accommodation for migrant workers, re-employed in Noida.

Sonu Sood inspires 2 Andhra villages to build their own road, actor says ‘you will inspire the whole nation’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Sonu Sood is not just sending back migrants home and helping overseas students to return home, he is also inspiring common people to turn self reliant.
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Leaders like Nelson Mandela and even Barack Obama would perhaps have at least been able to inspire some of the populace to think rightly in order for individuals to give off their best for the larger good.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Leaders like Nelson Mandela and even Barack Obama would perhaps have at least been able to inspire some of the populace to think rightly in order for individuals to give off their best for the larger good.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Random forays: Our world needs true leaders today

By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Why is humanity unable to produce inspirational and impactful leaders in this era of widespread knowledge and high learning?
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Members of the Philippine National Police wearing masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), play music inside a baseball stadium where thousands of stranded Filipinos wait to be transported back to their provinces through a government transportation program, in Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.(REUTERS)
Members of the Philippine National Police wearing masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), play music inside a baseball stadium where thousands of stranded Filipinos wait to be transported back to their provinces through a government transportation program, in Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.(REUTERS)

Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into baseball stadium amid coronavirus risks

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Manila
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Officials had reserved the stadium as a place to test people before transporting them back to their home provinces under a program to help people who had lost their jobs in the capital return to their families elsewhere.
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Meet nine chefs whose wanderings around the world expanded their menus
Meet nine chefs whose wanderings around the world expanded their menus

9 top chefs pick dishes inspired by their travels

By Rupali Dean | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 02:31 AM IST
How the exotic has found its way into dishes on the world’s most-celebrated menus
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The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ownership has fuelled livestreamed abuse - known as cybersex trafficking - in recent years and the Philippines is considered by charities to be the epicentre of the global trade.(Unsplash)
The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ownership has fuelled livestreamed abuse - known as cybersex trafficking - in recent years and the Philippines is considered by charities to be the epicentre of the global trade.(Unsplash)

Online child sex abuse cases triple under lockdown in Philippines

By Reuters| Posted by Kabir Bhandari | Bangkok
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Cases of online child sex abuse in the Philippines have tripled under coronavirus, the government said, with campaigners warning that the country’s lockdown has left more children vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers and cash-strapped relatives.
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In this handout photo provided by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Media Affairs Office, the remains of a Lion Air, West Wind 24 aircraft lies along the runway after it caught fire during take off at Manila's International Airport in Philippines late Sunday March 29, 2020.(AP)
In this handout photo provided by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Media Affairs Office, the remains of a Lion Air, West Wind 24 aircraft lies along the runway after it caught fire during take off at Manila's International Airport in Philippines late Sunday March 29, 2020.(AP)

Plane catches fire at Manila airport; all 8 aboard killed

By Associated Press | Manila
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 06:07 AM IST
The plane was carrying six Filipino crew members and the American and Canadian passengers and was bound for Tokyo on a medical mission when it caught fire near the end of the main runway.
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Armed police arrive at the V-Mall where gunshots rang out inside, in Manila, Philippines, Monday, March 2, 2020.(AP)
Armed police arrive at the V-Mall where gunshots rang out inside, in Manila, Philippines, Monday, March 2, 2020.(AP)

Disgruntled ex-guard opens fire, takes dozens of hostages in Philippines mall

By Associated Press | Manila, Philippines
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Mayor Francis Zamora of the Philippine capital’s San Juan area said the gunman shot one person at the V-Mall. The victim was in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
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Aviation officials ordered a suspension of flights in to and out of the capital’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, after the ash cloud was reported to have reached 50,000 feet(via Reuters)
Aviation officials ordered a suspension of flights in to and out of the capital’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, after the ash cloud was reported to have reached 50,000 feet(via Reuters)

Flights halted at Manila airport as Philippine volcano spews ash

By Agence France-Presse | Manila
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Thousands of people living near Taal volcano, a popular tourist attraction set in the centre of a picturesque lake, were evacuated from their homes as it spewed ash, rumbled with earthquakes and lightning exploded above its crest.
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An airplane operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines <020560.KS> bound for Singapore made an emergency landing in Manila late on Saturday due to an engine problem(REUTERS)
An airplane operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines <020560.KS> bound for Singapore made an emergency landing in Manila late on Saturday due to an engine problem(REUTERS)

Engine problem forces Singapore-bound plane to make emergency landing

By Reuters | Seoul
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The Asiana Airlines’ Airbus 350 plane took off from Incheon in South Korea with about 310 passengers on board and landed in Manila after one of its engines failed, the spokesman said on Sunday.
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Tarantulas inside plastic containers are shown at the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Philippine Customs District Collector Carmelita Talusan said in a statement that 757 live Tarantulas, with an estimated value of P310,000 (about US$6,000), were seized by customs agents at Manila's airport last April 1. The endangered wildlife species were found concealed in gift-wrapped oatmeal and cookie boxes and was shipped from Poland. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)(AP)
Tarantulas inside plastic containers are shown at the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Philippine Customs District Collector Carmelita Talusan said in a statement that 757 live Tarantulas, with an estimated value of P310,000 (about US$6,000), were seized by customs agents at Manila's airport last April 1. The endangered wildlife species were found concealed in gift-wrapped oatmeal and cookie boxes and was shipped from Poland. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)(AP)

Philippine authorities find 757 tarantulas in gift-wrapped package

By Agence France-Presse | Manila
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 07:34 PM IST
The illicit payload found at a mail facility near Manila’s airport was the latest seizure in a nation that is a major source and transit point of wildlife trafficking.
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Bangladesh will file a lawsuit in New York on Wednesday against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the country’s central bank governor said.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Bangladesh will file a lawsuit in New York on Wednesday against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the country’s central bank governor said.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over involvement in $81 million cyber heist

By Agence France-Presse | Dhaka
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account with the US Federal Reserve in New York in February 2016. The money was then transferred to a Manila branch of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp, swiftly withdrawn and laundered through local casinos.
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Alain Robert, popularly known as the "French Spiderman", climbing the 47-storey GT Tower in Manila.(AFP)
Alain Robert, popularly known as the "French Spiderman", climbing the 47-storey GT Tower in Manila.(AFP)

‘French Spiderman’ scales 47-storey skyscraper in Manila, arrested

By Agence France-Presse | Manila
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The 56-year old adventurer dubbed the “French spiderman” climbed the 47-storey GT Tower without safety equipment, leaving watchers on the ground staring in amazement.
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Pedestrians and vehicles move along a flooded street after a tropical depression descended upon Daet, Camarines Norte, the Philippines.(REUTERS)
Pedestrians and vehicles move along a flooded street after a tropical depression descended upon Daet, Camarines Norte, the Philippines.(REUTERS)

Death toll in Philippine storm rises to 68, rains hamper rescue efforts

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 11:24 AM IST
Fifty-seven people died in the mountainous Bicol region, southeast of Manila, while 11 were killed in the central island of Samar, mostly due to landslides and drownings, the officials said.
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Divya won her first international medal at the age of 15, winning two gold medals at Asia Cup 2017 at Chinese Taipei.(HT PHOTO)
Divya won her first international medal at the age of 15, winning two gold medals at Asia Cup 2017 at Chinese Taipei.(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s archery prodigy, Divya Dhayal brings home two medals from Manila Asia Cup

By Ananya Barua | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 11:13 PM IST
The 16-year-old won silver in the team compound event and bronze in the individual compound event.
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Joggers wearing tutus participate in a fun run wearing only their undergarments in Manila.(AFP)
Joggers wearing tutus participate in a fun run wearing only their undergarments in Manila.(AFP)

Hundreds strip, get creative with tutus, costumes, for Philippine ‘underpants run’

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Manila
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 10:21 AM IST
The city’s first-ever “Underpants Run” drew crowds from dawn as around a thousand runners in skimpy outfits jogged and sprinted around an upscale shopping district in balmy weather.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, wearing a military uniform, gestures as he delivers a speech during the 67th founding anniversary of the First Scout Ranger regiment in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines.(Reuters File)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, wearing a military uniform, gestures as he delivers a speech during the 67th founding anniversary of the First Scout Ranger regiment in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines.(Reuters File)

Philippines seeks ‘terrorist’ tag for 600 alleged communist guerrillas

By Reuters | Reuters, Manila
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 11:45 AM IST
The justice ministry last month announced it wanted a Manila court to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, “terrorist” organisations, but made no mention of individuals it would also target.
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