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Sabah kidnappings may be caused by corruption

The fish farm where one of the recent kidnappings took place in Sabah. The Star/ANN

The seemingly endless cross-border kidnappings in Sabah’s east coast have raised the specter of corruption among law enforcement agencies.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

After 2 coups in 8 years, fears over Thai future

A female soldier and her colleagues take their positions at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 28, 2014.Thailand's new military junta aired videos Wednesday on television stations nationwide showing some of the prominent political figures it has detained as part of an effort to convince the public that detainees in army custody are being treated well.  AP

The last time Thailand’s army seized power, in 2006, some called it “the smiling coup.”

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

Canadian lawmaker cites PH’s ‘impressive’ growth

economic growth

Taking a fresh look at the host of the World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA), a Canadian parliamentarian sees things beyond the corruption scandals now hounding the country and notes how the Philippines has managed to post “impressive” growth over the last decade.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino says anti-corruption drive freed up resources for Filipinos


President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday that anti-corruption efforts by his government freed up resources that were now being used to “invest” on the Filipinos.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis

In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

On August. 23, 2010, eight Hong Kong people died after dismissed policeman Rolando Mendoza took a busload of Hong Kong tourists hostage in Manila, in a desperate attempt to be reinstated after losing his job over corruption allegations.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »