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OFW saved from death penalty in Saudi Arabia now looking for a job

Rodelio Dondon Lanuza FILE PHOTO

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) recently spared the death row after spending 13 years in a Saudi Arabian prison for killing a Saudi national has found himself struggling to find a job in his home country.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Mayor seeks more info on China intrusion


The mayor of Masinloc town in Zambales province on Thursday voiced the need for official information on the situation at Scarborough Shoal so that she could properly caution local fisherfolk and ensure their safety.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UP prof doubts Hagel’s no-bases line

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP Photo

A university professor, whose input helped the Senate reject the extension of a bases treaty on Sept. 16, 1991, doubts the assurances made by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the United States would not revive permanent bases in the Philippines.

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

Pals raising fund to repatriate Pampanga nurse slain in US


The friends of a Filipino nurse who was shot and killed Saturday as he rode his car to work in Memphis, Tennessee, began raising money to bring his remains back to the Philippines, his aunt in Angeles City said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Fiancée of slain Dutch NGO worker asks Aquino for justice

Dutch development worker Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman. FILE PHOTO

The fiancée of slain Dutch activist and nongovernment worker Wilhelmus Geertman on Wednesday asked President Benigno Aquino III to make true his promise to give attention to the case and punish the perpetrators.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

8 Int’l poll observers pick Pampanga

Angeles City, Pampanga

Eight of 30 international election observers have picked Pampanga as the place to monitor Monday’s elections, seeing the province as a ground for “iconic electoral battles” such as that between Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and lawyer Vivian Dabu, and Gov. Lilia Pineda and former Gov. Ed Panlilio, a former Catholic priest.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US air forces show off firepower at Clark

US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

In a rare exhibit, the Philippine and United States armed forces taking part in this year’s Balikatan military exercises on Saturday presented their aircraft for public viewing, turning the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) Haribon flight line here into a large amusement park for children and civilians.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino vows to deliver full benefits to veterans

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OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST FADE AWAY  Celestino Carpio, 89, Tomas Mendoza, 92, and Apolonio de la Cruz, 92—who fought Japanese forces in World War II—manage snappy salutes during the 71st Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) commemoration on Mount Samat in Pilar, Bataan, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Realizing that the annual ritual of wreath-laying and rhetorical speechmaking would never be enough, President Aquino on Tuesday pledged to fully deliver the benefits of the thousands of World War II veterans, even as he challenged contemporary Filipinos to emulate their selfless sacrifice.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Amid row, a center for PH-China friendship thrives in Angeles City

Angeles University Foundation  PHOTO FROM AUDF.ORG

A center that teaches Mandarin and Chinese culture at a university here has been strengthening friendship and understanding among Filipinos and Chinese amid political tension arising from a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Vegas judge nixes Mrs. Lapid bid to serve sentence in PH

Sen. Lito Lapid and his wife Marissa. FILE PHOTO

A judge in Las Vegas, Nevada, has turned down the request of the wife of Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid to live in the Philippines as she serves three years of probation for dollar smuggling and reporting violations, an Inquirer source said.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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