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Delay in release of NBI report stalls lifting of hiring freeze, says Taiwan

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Taiwan government on Wednesday said the delayed release by Malacañang of the results of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) investigation into the death of a Taiwanese fisherman was holding up the lifting of a freeze-hire order affecting about 10,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the end of this month.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI starts questioning of 3 Taiwanese boat fishing crew members

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Done just like court proceedings, the team of the National Bureau of Investigation questioned the three fishing crew members from Taiwan, who witnessed how Philippine Coast Guard members fired on their boat, killing a Taiwanese fisherman off Balitang island in northern Philippines last May 9.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI team arrives in Taiwan

Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources director Asis Perez points to a map in Manila on May 10, 2013, showing where a Philippine fisheries patrol vessel manned by the coast guard shot at a Taiwanese fishing vessel the day before near Balintang island in the northern Philippines. The Philippine coastguard admitted on May 10 that its personnel shot at a Taiwanese fishing boat in an incident that left a crewman dead. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The eight-man team from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) tasked to conduct an investigation into the Philippine Coast Guard’s shooting of a Taiwanese fishing boat and which had resulted in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman has arrived in Taiwan Monday morning.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Roxas: Not clear why Sabah chief stopped Amalilio deportation

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Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. FILE PHOTO

It was the chief minister of Sabah no less who stopped the repatriation to the Philippines of fugitive Manuel Amalilio, the alleged ringleader of the P12-billion Ponzi scheme that victimized 15,000 Filipinos, according to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P12-B Aman scam brains arrested in Malaysia

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Manuel Amalilio. Contributed photo

It was his fake Malaysian passport and identification card that did him in.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Honest ‘kutsero’ makes it more fun for French tourists in the Philippines


For his exemplary act of honesty, a calesa driver (kutsero) has pulled the national government’s tourism bandwagon by several strides.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ibuna lawyer: Aleli not Ignacio Arroyo’s legal wife due to technicality

Ignacio "Iggy Arroyo INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Aleli Arroyo is not the legal wife of the late Negros Oriental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo whose body is scheduled to arrive on Friday evening from London, following an agreement between three parties claiming custody of the body, according to lawyer Leonard de Vera.

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean robbed of cash, valuables in Quezon City home


Robbers broke into a rented house of a Korean missionary in Quezon City on Saturday night and carted away cash and valuables estimated to reach P100,000, a police report said.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Iraq asks Philippines to reopen embassy


Iraq has requested the Philippine government to reopen its embassy in Baghdad, saying the peace and order situation in that country has normalized. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq has conveyed its desire to see the Philippine flag flying once again in Baghdad,” Foreign Undersecretary Rafael E. Seguis said in a report to the [...]

Posted: September 24th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Monitors vs avian flu a standard at NAIA terminals, says MIAA exec


With or without an alert from health agencies, monitoring against the possible entry of the avian influenza virus is a standard measure at the arrival areas of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals, a top airport official said Friday.

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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