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8 homeless kids winning game of life

MANILA, Philippines—When the Philippine team came home from the 8th Annual Homeless World Cup’s (HWC) international football competition in Brazil, the Host Cup trophy they carried, stood for more than just football skills—it represented the hope now filling their hearts.

Although the eight young men representing their country had lived in extreme poverty all their lives, they left for Rio de Janeiro for the international tournament held September 19 to 26, having learned to dream again. And they returned knowing that sometimes, dreams really can come true.

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NBA coach proudly Pinoy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Filipino American head coach of National Basketball Association (NBA) title favorite Miami Heat is proud of his Filipino heritage, and hopes that the attention he is getting as coach of basketball superstars Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh would inspire his fellow Filipinos.

“I am proud of my heritage,” Erik Spoelstra said told the San Francisco-based FilAm Star in an exclusive interview. “I don’t take this opportunity [of coaching a top basketball team] lightly.”

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Filipino priest completes 800-km France-Spain trek for peace

A Filipino priest completed this week an 800-kilometer (km) walk-run from France to Spain for peace and for the success of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III's administration.

Fr. Amado Picardal said he arrived on August 10 at the Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, after a 27-day hike that started at the Pyrenees mountains in France. The Pyrenees are a range of mountains that form a natural border between France and Spain.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:29 )

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Fil-Am students spend vacation learning about their roots

CHICAGO – Some 57 young Filipino-American students who were on vacation from their schools here spent their summer learning about an important thing: their roots.

After three consecutive Saturdays, the students last week their Certificates of Attendance for completing this year’s pilot summer class on Philippine language and culture, part of the project dubbed “Eskwelahang Pinoy sa Konsulado 2010."

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:29 )

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Disabled Filipino student wins US award

MANILA, Philippines - Despite being wheelchair-bound, a disabled Filipino student in the United States showed that he can still be an achiever.

In an e-mail, Nila Villa-San Pedro of Washington, New Jersey told GMANews.TV the story of her 18-year-old nephew Bryan Villa who, despite having a disability, still excelled in his studies and was even recognized for his achievements.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:32 )

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