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PH embassy men extend legal aid to 8 Filipinos detained for Sabah incursion

Malaysian policemen lead away a suspected intruder from Sulu in Lahad Datu on Wednesday.  MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK FILE PHOTO

Filipino embassy officials were able to visit eight alleged followers of the Sultanate of Sulu currently detained in a prison in Sabah after they were charged with terrorism and rebellion in connection with the Feb. 9 incursion there that left over 80 people dead, mostly Filipinos.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Judge asks help for Kiwi languishing in Catanduanes jail


A judge hearing a case of a 66-year-old Kiwi facing at least 20 years behind bars for estafa and illegal recruitment charges appealed to the New Zealand Embassy in Manila to assist its detained citizen settle his financial obligation to free him from jail.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to extend legal assistance to 8 men charged in Sabah

Malaysian forces are patrolling Kampung Tanduo where about 200 Filipinos are in a tense standoff with Malaysian security forces. The Star-Asia News Network

The government will not withhold consular and legal assistance to the eight men accused of terrorism in Sabah despite doubts raised by a spokesman for Sultan Jamalul Kiram III about their citizenship.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

German arrested for missing hearings, says he feels like Canadian in murder-suicide


A German national who had been arrested and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm was arrested again after he failed to appear in the hearings of his case.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dolphin export issue still hangs as Quezon City court postpones hearing anew

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society said any delay in the transport of the dolphins to Singapore would be good.

A Quezon City court postponed on Monday the hearing on the motion for reconsideration to ban the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

3 Indian nationals acquitted of kidnapping by Manila court


Three Indian nationals were acquitted on Tuesday by a Manila court of charges that they kidnapped a suspected loan shark due to inconsistencies in the latter’s testimony.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Court stops re-exporting of dolphins to Singapore


The Quezon City Regional Trial Court stopped the re-exportation of 25 dolphins to Singapore.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

70 Filipinos get $1M for speaking Tagalog


Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California will share a nearly $1 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring English only at work, federal officials said Monday.

Posted: September 19th, 2012 in Headlines,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 »

US suit tags Pagcor execs

Pagcor  Chairman Cristino Naguia and former Pagcor chairman Efraim Genuino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The chairman of state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) on Wednesday denied allegations made by an owner of US-based casino giant Wynn Resorts that he had received undue perks and favors from a Japanese businessman.

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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