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2 young Fil-Ams raise over $100k for ‘Yolanda’-ravaged town

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BERKELEY, California -- What started out as a hobby turned into a fulfilling dream for a 10-year-old Filipino-American student who, with the help of her 13-year-old sister, raised $102,160 to help survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines.

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Martin Nievera headlines ‘Yolanda’ benefit concert in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Their concert was such a hit that a group of Filipino-American entertainers are putting on a show again for the benefit of the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Philippines.

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Happy, sad as classes reopen in Tacloban

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TACLOBAN CITY -- The resumption of classes on Monday, Jan. 6 in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” was a bittersweet experience for Grade 2 teacher Arlene Restor of Manlurip Elementary School here.

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Brit Muslim singer offers song for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Renowned Iranian-born British recording artist Sami Yusuf has released a song for the Filipino victims of super-typhoon “Yolanda.”

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35% bunkhouse kickbacks probed

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Rehabilitation chief Panfilo Lacson has begun investigating reports of a possible “collusion” between contractors and “at least one politician” to pocket kickbacks of 30 to 35 percent in the construction of bunkhouses for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Leyte and Samar.

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New Year’s Eve tally of injuries increasing

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Police in Ilocos Sur province on Thursday, Jan. 1 formed a task force to look for a person who fired the gun whose bullet killed 3-month-old Von Alexander Llagas in Caoayan town on New Year’s Eve as more cases of stray-bullet injuries were reported across the country.

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Architect Palafox: Bunkhouses built by gov’t violate building code

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MANILA -- Architect Jun Palafox, who has worked in various rebuilding and rehabilitation programs in different countries, said that the bunkhouses built by the government as temporary shelters for people rendered homeless by Yolanda were substandard and undersized.

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Jinggoy Estrada happy ‘unlucky’ 2013 over

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Noting how the number 13 has been particularly unlucky for his family, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Wedneday seemed happy to say goodbye to the year just past, probably his worst as a politician since his father, the country’s 13th President, Joseph Estrada, was ousted in 2001 and convicted of plunder in 2007.

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UN adopts PH resolution on women migrant workers

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MANILA -- The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has adopted a resolution giving protection to women migrant workers against abusive employers and exploitation.

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PH caps 2013 with 4th beauty title

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MANILA -- The Philippines ended 2013 with a fourth world beauty title.

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