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2 Filipino teachers get life for drug ‘mule’ job

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Nearly five years after their arrest, two Filipino teachers in China moonlighting as drug mules for an international drug syndicate who chose them because of their “noble profession” have been meted out life sentences for smuggling heroin into Manila.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Man caught smuggling drugs to Aussie detained at NBI

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National Bureau of Investigation operatives arrest two Canadian nationals and a Filipino allegedly involved with a notorious Mexican drug cartel  on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into the jailhouse of the National Bureau of Investigation where high–profile detainees are being held had nothing to do with the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel, according to its top officials.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ex-cop tied to Dacer murder hits US ruling

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Michael Ray Aquino FILE PHOTO

Former police intelligence officer Michael Ray Aquino is not paying the $4.2 million in damages that the daughters of murdered public relations agent Salvador “Bubby” Dacer won in a civil suit in the United States on Tuesday.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mexican drug ring has ‘hit’ list

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National Bureau of Investigation operatives arrest two Canadian nationals and a Filipino allegedly involved with a notorious Mexican drug cartel  on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Assassins hired by the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel to eliminate its members who were arrested last month by the National Bureau of Investigation could already be in the country, according to a top bureau official.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

P60M compensation eyed for HK hostage victims

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Chinese-Filipino businessmen based in Manila are planning to raise P60 million to compensate the families of the victims of the 2010 Rizal Park hostage crisis that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Napoles ‘sent millions of dollars to US in suitcases’

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Janet Lim-Napoles amassed millions of dollars from two local money changers and sent them to the United States, without central bank approval, either through bank-to-bank transfers or hand-carried in suitcases that were cleared through US airports by Filipino contacts there, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI launches int’l quest for fugitives

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The reach of the National Bureau of Investigation may just have exceeded its grasp with the launch Saturday of “Borderless Justice,” an agency program by which the NBI will extend its long arm to all parts of the world to hunt down Filipino fugitives.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH apologizes to kin; Taiwan to lift ban

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Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng's boat, the Kuang Ta Hsing No. 28, is checked by Taiwanese officers after arriving at Liuqiu port in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, Saturday, May 11, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

A Philippine special envoy visited Taiwan Thursday to offer “official apology” for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards in May as Taipei announced plans to lift 11 retaliatory measures it had imposed on Manila to force legal action.

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

NBI: Homicide raps vs 8 PCG men in Taiwan case

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In this photo taken on May 29, NBI agents assisted by Taiwanese probers inspect the bullet-riddled fishing boat Guang Ta Hsin 28 at the Tungkang harbor in Taiwan. The NBI has recommended the filing of homicide charges against eight Filipino Coast Guard personnel for the death in May of a Taiwanese fisherman on his boat. AFP

The National Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday it was recommending homicide charges against eight Filipino coast guards for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in May.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NBI: Philippine coast guards liable

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In this Jan. 22, 2013 photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard, coast guard divers approach the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, to assess the situation after it ran aground last week off Tubbataha Reef. AP FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation has recommended the filing of criminal charges against the Filipino coast guards involved in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman in northern Philippine waters last month, the Inquirer learned on Tuesday.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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