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Suspected Australian Jihadist nabbed in Cebu

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Robert Edward Cerantonio, an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. AFP

An Australian suspected to be a Jihad preacher was arrested on Friday in an apartment in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island.

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

Australian among dead in typhoon-devastated Philippines

A resident passes by dead bodies that lie on the street after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.AP

n Australian man widely identified as a former priest who blew the whistle on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church is among the dead from a typhoon that devastated the Philippines, according to reports.

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

Twists, turns in bid to free Rodwell

‘Smiling, skeletal’ is how Australian Warren Richard Rodwell is described after 15 months in captivity.  PHOTO/WESTERN MINDANAO WESTERN COMMAND

The ransom had changed hands and a day had passed, but Australian Warren Rodwell remained in the Abu Sayyaf’s hands. Basilan Vice Gov. Al Rasheed Sakalahul felt he had been duped and he wanted to unleash hell on the kidnappers.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Australian kidnapped in Philippines seen on video


An Australian man held hostage by militants in the southern Philippines for more than a year has appeared in a video as proof that he is alive.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 take lie tests on Aussie yacht designer’s murder


BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Four people volunteered to undergo lie detector tests as police tried to solve the October 15 murder of an Australian yacht designer in his house in Itogon, Benguet, a police official said on Tuesday.   Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, Cordillera police director, said police also recovered clothes with bloodstains in a shack near […]

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »