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Italian envoy nabbed for child abuse

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

An Italian diplomat is facing charges of trafficking and abuse of three underaged boys, whom he claimed were street children he had brought from Manila to a popular resort in Biñan City, Laguna, over the weekend.

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

Jose Ma. Sison calls for resumption of peace talks

Joma Sison. FILE PHOTO

To break the current impasse on the peace talks between the government and communist rebels, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines Jose Ma. Sison on Wednesday has proposed that both parties should meet again to pave the way for the resumption of the aborted peace negotiation.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indian national shot dead in Oriental Mindoro


An Indian national was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen here Tuesday afternoon, police said Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino fishers returning to Scarborough Shoal

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A FISHING boat is docked near the shore of Masinloc town, Zambales province. Two vessels with fishermen set out to sea on Thursday and Saturday for Scarborough Shoal, which Chinese aggressors are starting to occupy. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Despite the trauma, fishermen have sailed back to Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, braving harassment from Chinese coast guard vessels in order to eke out a living.

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

Swedish king gives $100K for disaster response

President Benigno S. Aquino III exchanges views with His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, during the courtesy call at the Music Room of the Malacañan Palace on Friday (January 24). This is the first visit of a Swedish monarch and Head of State of Sweden to the Philippines. Also in photo are Vice President Jejomar Binay, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Kingdom of Sweden Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Klas Molin and World Scout Foundation executive committee member Lars Kolind. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Central Philippines moved His Majesty, Carl XVI Gustaf, the king of Sweden, to donate $100,000 from the World Scout Foundation for community disaster preparedness training.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ disaster touches Swedish monarch

King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, pays a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in the Music Room of Malacanang Palace.FILE PHOTO

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in the central Philippines moved King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden to donate $100,000 on behalf of the World Scout Foundation for training in community disaster preparedness.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Foul weather hampering humanitarian aid in the Visayas – UN

A Filipino soldier takes a break beside relief goods at the Tacloban airport, in central Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The Red Cross warned against aid dependency in the Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 10, as the United Nations urged donors to double their assistance to millions of victims of the country's deadliest-ever typhoon.  AP

Downpour on Samar and Leyte islands since Friday last week has been hampering humanitarian operations in Yolanda-stricken communities in Eastern Visayas, the United Nations (UN) said.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P400M shabu seized in Batangas drug lab raid


A Chinese national and a Filipino couple were arrested in a Christmas Day raid of a clandestine shabu laboratory in Lipa City that netted over 80 kilos of the suspected prohibited drug valued to be around P400 million.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Japanese aid team fans out in Leyte

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force Rear Admiral Hisanori Sato, right, commander of Japan's joint task force for Philippine disaster, is greeted by Philippine Air Force Maj. Gen. Romeo Poquiz, left, upon arrival at Tacloban airport on Nov. 25, 2013 to take part in the relief and rehabilitation efforts for typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city. Japan’s mobile medical team headed out of Tacloban on Saturday, Nov. 30, to set up a free medical clinic for some 200 people in MacArthur town, Leyte.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Japanese mobile medical team headed out of Tacloban City on Saturday to set up a free medical clinic for some 200 people in MacArthur town, Leyte.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ship docs start treatment of ‘Yolanda’ injured

FACE OF CHINA’S SOFT POWER  Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing joins Rear Adm. Shen Hao and others on a visit to Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Hospital in Tacloban City. ANDREW TADALAN

The Peace Ark, one of China’s biggest and most modern floating hospitals, began admitting injured survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for medical treatment on Monday amid a fleet of international humanitarian missions to devastated areas in the Visayas.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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