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Abductors demand $11.3M for Chinese


A Malaysian minister says gunmen have demanded a ransom of 500 million Philippine pesos ($11.3 million) for the release of a Chinese tourist abducted last week from a resort off Borneo island.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese couple who escaped Cavite jail recaptured


A Chinese couple, convicted in a 2008 drug case, was rearrested five months after they escaped the Cavite provincial jail through the help of a robbery syndicate, police said Saturday.

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

Chinese fishing boat still stuck on reef; crew taken to Palawan

In this Jan. 22, 2013 photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard, coast guard divers approach the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, to assess the situation after it ran aground last week off Tubbataha Reef. AP FILE PHOTO

The Chinese fishing boat Min Long Yu is still grounded on the north atoll of the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea but its 12 crew members have been transferred by a Philippine Coast Guard ship to Puerto Princesa in Palawan, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.

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

High court cuts prison term of Chinese drug convicts


The Supreme Court has reduced the sentence meted out to two Chinese men from reclusion perpetua (life) to just a maximum of 12 years in prison, citing weaknesses in the prosecution evidence that led to their conviction of drug trafficking in 2004.

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

14 Chinese found working in Cagayan mine site illegals–NBI


The National Bureau of Investigation tagged as illegal aliens the 14 Chinese, who were arrested on Monday for conducting illegal mining in Aparri town.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Betrayal’ leads to drug bust; Chinese duo, 2 Filipinos nabbed


Two Chinese nationals were arrested along with two Filipinos Thursday night in Quezon City for allegedly selling two kilos of high-grade methamphetamine hyrdochloride or “shabu” to undercover policemen.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2 Chinese fall in ‘shabu’ bust


Two Chinese nationals and their Filipino companion were arrested inside Tutuban mall in Manila for allegedly selling the illegal drug “shabu” to undercover agents on Friday night.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US raps Chinese garrison plan

In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States has criticized Chinese plans for a military garrison on an island in the contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and said all claimants should resolve their disputes through diplomacy.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino-Chinese ocean comradery fades amid row

A Chinese fishing vessel is spotted in the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. AFP Nolcom Photo

For years Filipino and Chinese fishermen peacefully shared the rich harvests around a tiny West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) shoal, but today threats, harassment and fear have replaced ocean comradery.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese national sentenced to life for keeping 4 kilos of shabu in 2005


A Quezon City court sentenced a Chinese national to a life behind bars for allegedly possessing four kilos of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) during a drug raid at his home in 2005.

Posted: April 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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