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2009-11-24 06:50:00

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Physically, it is built of adobe and stone. Looking deeper, however, one can see that it is made of much more, crafted of droughts, epidemics and vicious typhoons, composed of violent fighting, painful occupations and the glories of freedom. It is the Saint Paul the Apostle Church in the Philippines' Cagayan Valley, and it is the vessel of over almost 300 years of world history. Its amazing life story, along with the story of those fighting today...

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2009-11-02 13:58:46

NASA's Aqua saw Mirinae approach Vietnam Mirinae (Santi) caused 12 hours of flooding rains in the Philippines when it crossed the northern Luzon region over the weekend. On October 31 at 5 a.m. Local (Asia/Manila) Time (October 30 at 2100 UTC) Typhoon Mirinae weakened dramatically after it moved inland over central Luzon, the Philippines. By October 31 at 5 p.m. Local time, Mirinae had already reemerged into the South China Sea as a tropical storm and was headed for Vietnam, but it left...

2009-07-02 08:51:00

MANILA, Philippines, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pilot Biosphere Gasification Facility in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga, Mayor Oscar Rodriguez declared that the Biosphere Gasification Facility to be established in this City would eventually set the trend for a better world. With about a hundred people in attendance, composed of officials both from the local and national government, Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation and True...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Magnitude 5 quake hits northernmost Philippine island MANILA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A magnitude 5 quake rocked Batanes in the northernmost Philippines early Sunday morning, without causing damage or casualties, said the local TV network GMA News. The report quoted the United States Geological Service as saying the quake was recorded at 05:45 a.m. local time (2145 GMT Saturday) and traced the epicenter to 115 kilometers northwest of Basco in Batanes, or 715 kilometers north of Manila....

2006-08-08 03:00:00

By Joseph Agcaoili LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Philippine soldiers appealed to reluctant villagers to leave their homes and farms near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, as more intense seismic activity raised the risk of a violent eruption. Disaster officials in the central province of Albay were trying to move 35,000 people from an 8-km (5-mile) danger zone on the southeast flank of Mount Mayon. The most active of the country's 22 volcanoes has been belching ash and lava since July, and the...

2006-08-07 22:35:00

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines pushed for the faster evacuation of thousands of people near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, but some were reluctant to leave their homes and farms despite the risk of an imminent eruption. Disaster officials in the central province of Albay were trying to move 35,000 people from an 8-km (5-mile) danger zone on the southeast flank of Mount Mayon. The most active of the country's 22 volcanoes has been belching ash and lava since July. But...

2006-07-29 03:37:24

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police officers killed nine suspected members of a kidnap syndicate in a gunbattle on Saturday after a brief car chase in a province north of the capital Manila, officials said. None of the gang survived. Oscar Albayalde, a senior police intelligence official, said the kidnap-for-ransom gang was planning to strike in the Tarlac region when a squad of police officers stopped them near a sugarcane plantation on Saturday morning. "We got information the...

2005-12-08 02:21:43

MANILA (Reuters) - Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Philippines have killed two and affected more than 100,000 people, relief officials said on Thursday as they appealed for food, water and blankets. Water levels were rising after three days of continuous monsoon rain that has burst dykes and forced people in low-lying areas to flee homes and farms in three provinces south of the capital Manila, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said. Two people were buried alive in a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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