REDWOOD CITY, California – Lolo Guillermo de Venecia, who is described as hard of hearing and was diagnosed with dementia four years ago, went missing last Wednesday afternoon in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Full article
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said relatives of three Filipino fatalities in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine have submitted DNA samples to Dutch authorities to help in the identification of their kin's remains. Full article
REDWOOD CITY, California – Dave Gabriel, the two-year-old from Bacolod City, Philippines, who was recently brought by HeartGift Foundation to Houston, Texas so he could undergo free heart surgery, has died. Full article
SPAIN - Fourteen-year-old Lara Mercado almost got a 100 point average grade in all subjects. She’s also one of the best students in her class and used to be a class valedictorian in the Philippines. Full article
THE HAGUE – The Netherlands declared July 23 (Wednesday) as the national day of mourning for the over a hundred Dutch passengers on board the Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 shot down by missiles in Ukraine. Full article
MANILA – The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute condemns the beheading of a Filipino construction worker in Libya and the missile attack on a commercial plane that killed 298 people, including three Filipinos, in Ukraine. Full article
Agence France-PresseAs of 07/23/2014 4:13 PM
SYDNEY - Australia said the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continued uninterrupted Wednesday, even as the head of the search coordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.