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Alleged ‘sextortionists’ on Web meted out P144,000 bail each


A government prosecutor here set bail at P144,000 for each of the 33 employees of an online service who were arrested last Thursday for alleged “sextortion” activities.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Selling perfumes online was front of cybercriminals

SIMULTANEOUS RAIDS Policemen herd 34 alleged members of an international “sextortion” syndicate into a jeepney following a raid inNaga City of the establishment that fronted as an online perfume store (right photo). It was one of the seven areas where simultaneous raids were conducted by the Philippine National Policewith the assistance of the Interpol,Homeland Security and other multinational forces. PHOTOS BY JUANESCANDOR JR.

They were only selling perfumes and books online and earning commissions from it, protested the 84 workers and managers of Digital Minds, who were arrested when police swooped down on their company on Thursday.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ship docs start treatment of ‘Yolanda’ injured

FACE OF CHINA’S SOFT POWER  Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing joins Rear Adm. Shen Hao and others on a visit to Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Hospital in Tacloban City. ANDREW TADALAN

The Peace Ark, one of China’s biggest and most modern floating hospitals, began admitting injured survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for medical treatment on Monday amid a fleet of international humanitarian missions to devastated areas in the Visayas.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Chinese hospital ship arrives in Leyte

After a storm of criticism China upped its contribution to $1.8 million and dispatched its Peace Ark hospital ship (in photo), but the response paled in comparison to Japan’s $30 million, the United States’ $20 million—and even some private companies’.  AP FILE PHOTO

A Chinese ship with 100 doctors and hospital capabilities arrived at Leyte Gulf Sunday afternoon to offer medical treatment and other assistance to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Patronage politics not an offshoot of PH culture, grew during US colonial period’


Patronage politics is not necessarily an offshoot of Filipino culture and it is common in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to an American professor visiting the Philippines to study patronage politics during the elections.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »