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World’s 100 ‘Selfiest Cities’ Ranked

To calculate the rankings, TIME says it built a database of more than 40,000 Instagram photos that included the hashtag #selfie and included geographic coordinates.

03/11/2014

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Cuba Libre To Host Filipino Dinner To Raise Funds For Typhoon Victims

Cuba Libre in Old City will be raising money for Filipino relief efforts on Monday with a special dinner.

11/23/2013

A surivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte. (credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Filipino-Americans In Philadelphia Band Together To Help Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

Filipino-American organizations in the Philadelphia metro area are mobilizing to send aid to the Philippines in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

11/11/2013

(Thelma Santos and her family are searching for loved ones in the Philippines. Credit: CBS)

Filipinos In Philadelphia Area Are Unsure If Families Are Still Alive

Communications in many cities in the Philippines have been essentially cut off, and many people with families inside of the cities hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan have no idea if their loved ones are dead or alive.

11/10/2013

(Southeastern PA Red Cross CEO Renee Hughes talks about the typhoon relief efforts. Credit: CBS)

Local Red Cross Provides Aid In Wake Of Typhoon’s Destruction

Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the local Red Cross, says the agency offers a service called “Family Tracing”.

11/09/2013

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Elderly Man Will Stand Trial For Germantown Murder More Than 20 Years Ago

A Philadelphia man who fled overseas after the killing of his wife’s female lover in a Germantown restaurant two decades ago will now be tried on murder charges.

10/09/2013

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FBI: 1992 Philadelphia Murder Fugitive Caught Seeking Passport in Philippines

Twenty years after he allegedly gunned down his wife’s friend in a Philadelphia restaurant, a fugitive “spiritualist” who sold religious artifacts around the world is in custody after visiting the U.S. embassy in the Philippines.

09/20/2013

Myrna Montgomery (credit: Mark Abrams)

On This Leap Day, Montgomery County Woman Discovers Truth About Her Birth Date

A Montgomery County woman who was born in the Philippines learned from her family on this Leap Day that her actual birthday is February 29th.

02/29/2012

Montgomery County Fugitive In US Custody After Trying To Flee To Philippines

A Montgomery County woman accused of swindling money from the disabled man she was caring for is now in federal custody.

11/24/2011

(Janet Gitney.  Photo provided by Montgomery County DA's office)

Montgomery County Fugitive Arrested In New York

Authorities in Montgomery County say a Lansdale woman who fled the country after learning she was the target of a criminal investigation over money she allegedly stole from the man she was caring for has been taken into custody trying to get back into the United States.

11/23/2011

(Janet Gitney.  Photo provided by Montgomery County DA's office)

Montco Woman Believed On The Lam After Swindling Disabled Charge

Prosecutors have filed theft and related charges against Janet Gitney, but they say the 54-year-old woman has fled the country, probably to the Philippines.

10/25/2011

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