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PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday. Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations. AP

After nearly seven months of negotiations, the Philippines and Hong Kong on Wednesday announced a “win-win” solution to provide closure to the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy that claimed the lives of eight people and injured seven others from this Chinese special administrative region.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

HK judge throws book at 2 Filipino pickpockets

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In this age of budget airlines, even pickpockets can be jet-setters.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Awaiting justice, massacre widow endures hard life in HK

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MYRNA-REBLANDO

To get to their flat, one has to climb several floors on a grimy staircase.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-HK negotiations on hostage crisis continue

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

With a week to go before the end of Hong Kong’s ultimatum, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) assured Filipinos that “quiet negotiations” between Manila and the autonomous Chinese territory are continuing to resolve the dispute over the 2010 hostage crisis.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH to announce steps to settle feud with HK

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Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Is a breakthrough in sight? The Philippine government will announce in the next few days the “very concrete” steps it has taken to find a “final solution” and address the demands of the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage taking tragedy, a ranking Philippine official said here on Tuesday.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong Red Cross rallies support for typhoon relief

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Despite the strained relations between Hong Kong and the Philippines, the Hong Kong public has donated HK$5.9 million (P33 million) for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

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

Info sought on Fil-Ams in alleged gunrunning

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Two of three Maralit brothers pose with their high-powered firearms in these photos, copies of which were forwarded to the Inquirer from the US Attorney’s Office that have them and other pictures as evidence.  Rex and Wilfredo Maralit who work for the New York Police Department and Customs Border Protection respectively were arrested separately in the US and charged with smuggling weapons to the Philippines. A third brother, Ariel, is in Manila and at large. PHOTOS FROM US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has asked the United States government for documents on the importation of high-powered firearms into the Philippines allegedly by three Filipino-American brothers to determine if they had accomplices in the country.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brit wanted in US for pot nabbed in PH

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Bureau of Immigration agents have arrested a Briton wanted for drug trafficking in the United States, Immigration OIC Commissioner Siegfred Mison said on Saturday.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Briton wanted for drug trafficking in US nabbed in Subic

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Bureau of Immigration agents have arrested a Briton wanted for drug trafficking in the United States, acting Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said Saturday.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

American convicted of child abuse to be deported by PH immigration bureau

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested an American who was convicted in the United States of abusing a child and then violated his parole by fleeing to the Philippines.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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