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Boston bombing an attack on humanity – Fil-Am marathon participant

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An injured woman is tended to at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki)

“It was an attack on humanity, not just on the US.” This was how Filipino American Arland Macasieb, professional triathlete and running coach, described to Radyo Inquirer 990AM the tragedy that hit the 117th Boston Marathon (Monday in Manila).

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: No Filipinos hurt in Boston Marathon blast

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An injured woman is tended to at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki)

So far, there have been no reports of Filipinos hurt in the deadly Boston Marathon explosion, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said on Monday.

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

2 LP bets, 30 supporters on campaign trail nabbed by Malaysian forces

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Malaysian authorities have arrested 32 supporters of the Liberal Party, including two of its local candidates, after strong waves brought their vessel to Malaysian waters.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Alert level 1 remains in South Korea

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Filipinos in South Korea are still under alert level 1 as the “situation remains normal and calm” in the area, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said on Wednesday.

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

Royal Army’s food supply getting thinner, says Sulu Sultanate spokesman

Abraham Idjirani, spokesperson of the Sultanate of Sulu. FILE PHOTO

Abraham Idjirani, spokesperson of the Sultanate of Sulu said Tuesday members of the “Royal Army” are running low on food supply, noting that Malaysia is violating the Geneva Convention.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t-Sulu sultan talks seen as positive step to resolving Sabah crisis

Esmail Kiram II INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

The first official meeting between representatives of the government and the Sultanate of Sulu on the deadly Sabah crisis is an indication of a positive development, Abraham Idjirani, spokesperson of the Sultanate of Sulu, said Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Princess Kiram: Malaysia suppressing information on Sabah

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III and his daughter, Princess Jacel  Kiram  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Malaysian government is allegedly suppressing information on the events in Sabah.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DSWD to file abuse complaint in Malaysia if…

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development on Monday said it was looking for the Filipinos who claimed they were harassed by Malaysian authorities in Sabah.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Over 100 Filipinos leave Sabah

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About 100 to 200 Filipinos have returned to the Philippines from Sabah due to the recent breakout of hostilities there, Tawi-Tawi Governor Sadikul Sahali said.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

‘Royal army’ existence first monitored in 2001 – nat’l security adviser

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The existence of the “royal army” of the Sultanate of Sulu was first monitored by intelligence units in 2001 and was seemingly a “harmless” group during that time, National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia said Tuesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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