Hawok. The tradition of kissing Sto. Niño.

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Devotees at the linya sa hawok (line for the kiss) grow exponentially to several thousands as the feast of Señor Sto. Niño in Cebu City draws nearer. They line up for that precious moment traditionally called hawok (kiss).

They kiss, touch and wipe with a handkerchief the glass case protecting the image of Señor Sto. Niño believed to be miraculous.

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40 ships, 30 choppers join AirAsia QZ8501 search


More bodies found, identified

SURABAYA, 6TH JANUARY 2015–AirAsia Indonesia wishes to provide an update regarding the latest development on the tenth day of search and rescue operation of QZ 8501 lead by The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) Republic of Indonesia.

The SAR operations continued around the focused area where the aircraft is most likely located.

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AirAsia — 4 bodies identified, 22 recovered

CEO hands over remains of stewardess to family
AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 Update
As of 2 JANUARY 2015 21:00 HRS LT (GMT+7)
SURABAYA – The Disaster Victim Identification Police Department of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) today confirmed that the remains of three more passengers on board QZ 8501 were identified as Grayson Herbert Linaksita (male), Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi (female), and Kevin Alexander Sutjipto (male).
(Netizens urge #PrayforAirAsia)
The handover of the remains from AirAsia to the families took place earlier today at Bhayangkara Hospital, Surabaya.


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Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi was one of the flight

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QZ8501: Search go on despite bad weather

7 bodies recovered; prayers continue
AirAsia Indonesia Update
As of 31 December 2014 20:00 HRS LT (GMT+7)
(Philippine time is GMT +8)
SURABAYA – AirAsia Indonesia wishes to update that The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) Republic of Indonesia and other relevant authorities continue to search and recover the passengers of QZ 8501 in the Karimata Strait area.


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Earlier today, Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and AirAsia management visited the military base in Pangkalan Bun to meet with key stakeholders of the SAR operations.

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AirAsia confirms flight QZ8501missing

162 people on board -- 155 passengers, 2 pilots, 5 cabin crew
AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

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AirAsia gifts 30 Cebu, Davao street kids

Uplifting Lives as Christmas nears
AirAsia Philippines has marked the return of the Cebu-Davao and Cebu-Cagayan de Oro by gifting 30 street children in Cebu and Davao cities with the experience of being among the passengers of the inaugural flights last December 12, 2014.

“Children always dream of flying on an airplane. This Christmas we are making this dream come true by giving them the chance to join AirAsia Phils maiden flights to Davao and CDO,” said Atty.

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Thanks for helping us stand again

You all came after Yolanda downed us
Supertyphoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan and the biggest storm to ever hit the world in recorded history, carved a wide path of devastation across central Philippines last November 8, 2013. Immediately, the world came to help us.

As a way of saying a big THANK YOU, we are sharing here two videos posted online by Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom Videos.
1) A song by singer-songwriter Jim Paredes titled "Thank you world"

2) A video showing ordinary Filipinos saying Thank You.


PRworks Inc., a public relations agency based in Cebu City in central

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