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Demonstrators liken Aquino to Pontius Pilate on Sabah issue

President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Calling President Benigno Aquino III a modern Pontius Pilate, around 40 Moro and other militants demonstrated outside the Malaysian Embassy in Makati on Tuesday to condemn what they described as the President’s passivity in the face of continuing violence in Sabah that has killed at least 27 people.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aussie with ammo, Fil-Am with gun caught in Naia checks


An Australian national was caught with almost a hundred 9-mm bullets while a wheelchair-bound Filipino-American yielded a .22 cal. pistol in separate security checks at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Tuesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Guard recounts US Marine Anikow’s slay

The four suspects in the Anikow murder case leave the courtroom after Thursday’s hearing.

The security guard who witnessed the fatal assault on US Marine Maj. George Anikow in Makati City testified in court on Thursday, recounting the predawn “rumble” between the American and four Filipino men.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Saudi man loses P65K in Makati hotel; hotel guard quizzed


Saudi Arabian Jamal Thabitim Alyafel, 40, was expecting all the good things in the Philippines when he came for a week’s tour — beautiful mountains and sceneries, friendly and accommodating people, a nice stay.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US consul general: Anikow trial ‘appears very slow’

The four media-shy Anikow murder suspects under escort Thursday at Makati Regional Trial Court. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

A high-ranking US Embassy official monitoring the George Anikow murder case said the three-week-old trial on the US Marine officer’s killing “appears to me as very slow” and that the victim’s family is considering sending its own private lawyer to help the public prosecutors.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »