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Italian diplomat held for alleged child abuse in Philippines

AMBASSADOR Daniele Bosio in a photo taken from the official
website of the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

An Italian diplomat detained in the Philippines is being investigated for alleged child abuse after he was found in the company of three boys, the government said Monday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf-linked kidnappers trying to slip into Jolo island

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) 52nd Special Action Company conducting a security check on motorists at a checkpoint in Indanan Village, Sulu province in the Southern Philippines. The Star-Asia News Network

A cat-and-mouse game is playing out between Philippine security forces and Abu Sayyaf-linked mercenaries holding two women hostages who are trying to slip into Jolo island.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH arrests Italian diplomat for child trafficking—ministry

Screengrab from http://www.repubblica.it/

An Italian diplomat has been detained by police in the Philippines after allegedly breaching a law protecting minors, the Italian foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Gov’t must act on climate’

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” made by a recent United Nations report on climate change should prod the government to improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to three civil society groups.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mission possible to Ayungin Shoal: Get around China to revisit ‘LT 57’

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HOORAY. Marine Sgt. Rey Sarmiento (R) and Pfc. Ryan Esteban react when the PH supply ship arrives March 29, alongside BRP Sierra Madre, their home for 138  days. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Standing on the bridge of the AM700, our small resupply vessel, Navy Lt. (s.g.) Ferdinand Gato had his eyes on the looming image of a huge rusting ship here on Ayungin Shoal.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Overseas alumni aid new grads

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REY LACHICA, UK-based scientist, receives his own plaque as BPInoy awardee in rites last year.

Graduation rites in schools all over the country this month would not be the same without the generous support of their overseas Filipino alumni.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Friendship Singapore style: P231M for Yolanda victims

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

It was “a small gesture of friendship and solidarity” with a neighbor in need, Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam said of his country’s donation to those affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” five months ago.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP: Normal monitoring, no new standoff at Ayungin Shoal

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VERY BASIC Austere accommodations on the BRP Sierra Madre,
the country’s fleet Marine detachment in Ayungin Shoal. PHOTO BY GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The military on Friday denied a supposed standoff between the Filipino garrison on the BRP Sierra Madre and Chinese coast guards at the disputed Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) off Palawan province on Thursday night.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian leaders see need for unity amid disputes

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia’s recent annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, US officials said on Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US: We stand by our allies

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US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel reaffirms his country’ support for the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China. The Philippine flag flies proudly on the deck of the rusting BRP Sierra Madre. AFP and INQUIRER file photos

“There should be no doubt about resolve of the United States. We stand by our allies and we stand by our commitments,” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, the top US diplomat for East Asia, told a Senate panel that oversees policy in the region.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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