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Coast Guard staff in Balintang Channel shooting seek dismissal of homicide raps


The Philippine Coast Guard personnel charged with the death of a Taiwanese fisherman last year asked the Batanes regional trial court to dismiss the homicide case against them.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI, police hold 3 suspects who disposed body of Japanese, Filipina

Infanta Quezon

The National Bureau of Investigation together with the Infanta Municipal Police in Quezon Province took into custody persons believed to have disposed of the body of a Japanese national and his girlfriend that have been missing for almost two months.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC denies comfort women’s appeal to reverse 2010 decision

Former comfort women who served the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II. AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by more than 70 Filipino comfort women who sought a reversal of its 2010 decision.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pre-trial of Chinese poachers canceled anew

Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The pre-trial of the criminal case against nine Chinese fishermen arrested for poaching at the Half Moon Shoal or Hasa Hasa Shoal some 60 nautical miles off Palawan early this year has been canceled for the fifth time.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palawan Court to issue verdict on Tubbataha intruders on Aug. 5

MARINE PARADISE LOST A diver fins through a field of pristine soft leather corals at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Unfortunately, only about 3 percent of the Philippine coral reefs are in “excellent condition.” YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

The Palawan Court is set to issue its verdict on the 12 Chinese fishermen arrested last year after their vessel ran aground on Tubbataha Reef, a government prosecutor said Wednesday.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »