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  • Connection denied

    June 29, 2016

    This Amnesty International video invites viewers to express support for separated North Korean families who are not able to securely speak to each other on telephone connections, thro

  • Carving saints

    June 27, 2016

    In the Philippine town of Paete in Laguna province, men and women make a living carving saints. It is a tradition that goes back decades ago, even before the country's colonizers came. Spanish friars established the town in 1580 and named it Paete from the Tagalog word paet, meaning chisel. Legend has it that a young Franciscan who was visiting the new settlement for the first time asked a native the name of the place. The villager thought the young friar wanted to know the name of the tool he was using, so he answered paet (chisel), thus the name Paete. The town has had a long reputation for its craftsmen who are highly skilled in wood carving. Statues, pulpits, murals, and bas-reliefs from the small town can be found in churches, palaces and museums around the world, including St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. (Photos by Vincent Go)