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American nabbed for allegedly threatening doctor in fender bender case

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The country’s leading universities including the University of the Philippines (pictured) remain highly regarded in international academic circles, but most of them slipped in the latest ranking of the world’s top 800 universities by the ratings firm Quacquarelli Symonds.

Quezon City lawmen arrested on Saturday afternoon a retired American Army man who allegedly threatened to harm a dentist over a fender bender inside the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No tsunami threat to PH after magnitude 7 quake off northern California

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) saw no threat of a tsunami from the magnitude 7 earthquake that shook northern California.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hostage-taker yields after Sunday sermon

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Retired US Navy surrender after taking hostage of a cashier of Paradise Apartelle in Timog Avenue, Quezon City. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER

A sermon on a Sunday afternoon from a police official convinced a 57-year-old American to free his hostage at an apartelle in Quezon City and voluntarily give himself up, effectively ending a three-hour standoff.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quezon City judge acquits 3 suspected foreign terrorists

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A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

Saying their arrest nine years ago was unlawful and the evidence against them obtained illegally, a Quezon City judge acquitted on Monday two Indonesians and a Malaysian suspected of being members of the Southeast Asian terrorists group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean trader kills self over money woes

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The First Standout Trading Inc. office in Quezon City  PHOTO FROM THE COMPANY’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Faced with the prospect of going bankrupt a fourth time, a Korean businessman killed himself on Monday by stabbing himself and slashing his throat in the toilet of his office in Quezon City.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

44 aliens in credit card scam ordered arrested

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A judge has issued warrants for the arrest of 44 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals accused of involvement in credit card fraud.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Journalists from 120 countries press Aquino to speed up Maguindanao massacre trial

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The massacre in Maguindanao where over 30 journalists were also killed in 2009 is testament to the danger media men and women face in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 300 delegates to the 28th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dublin, Ireland have called on President Benigno Aquino III to “take steps to expedite the trial” of those accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

P420M worth of elephant tusks to be crushed, burned by DENR on June 21

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to crush and burn some P420 million (US$10 million) worth of seized elephant tusks to show the country’s support for the global campaign to end the illegal trade of wildlife species.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 Brits, Aussie plead not guilty to drug charges

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Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson: ‘Sole witness’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Three Britons and an Australian who were arrested earlier this year by Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson after he reportedly caught them smoking marijuana inside his house in Quezon City, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to the drug charges.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Kirams seek PAO aid for Filipinos held in Sabah

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PAO chief Persida Acosta

Fearing further alleged abuses that might be committed by Malaysian authorities against evacuees from Sabah, a daughter of the Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III has asked the help of the Public Attorney’s Office to assist Filipinos who were prevented from leaving.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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