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Fil-Am murder suspect won’t face the death penalty

Murder suspect Richard Magdayo Dahan. LAS VEGAS METRO PHOTO

Prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty in the case of a Fil-Am former chef accused of stabbing to death his 28-year-old wife in their Las Vegas apartment early this year.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Death penalty bill vs foreign drug traffickers moves to House plenary


A bill that imposes possible death penalty against foreign drug traffickers in the country advances to the plenary in the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Be patient, Binay tells kin of pardoned Filipino in Saudi

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday told the family of pardoned death convict Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza to be patient, saying he would be freed by Saudi Arabian authorities “once the process for his release has been observed.”

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Execution of Filipina drug mule in China ‘very imminent’

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

The execution of a Filipina who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in China was “very imminent,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

DFA: Filipina on death row in China meets with family

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that the family of the 35-year old Filipina who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling was able to finally talk with her Monday morning.

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

Binay calls off China appeal trip for drug mule

Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay called off a proposed visit to China Sunday to save a Filipina from being executed there for drug trafficking, saying Beijing had declined to receive him.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines to appeal Filipina’s death sentence in China

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

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has asked his Chinese counterpart to spare a Filipino woman facing execution for trafficking six kilograms (13 pounds) of heroin into the country, officials said Thursday.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW’s online pleas turn to joy as he is spared from death

Rodelio Dondon Lanuza FILE PHOTO

Overseas Filipino worker Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza is profuse with gratitude after being spared from the death row through the mercy of the king of Saudi Arabia.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

The mysterious lure of easy money


A Filipina was sentenced to death recently for transporting illegal drugs to Vietnam. Amodia Teresa Palacio is just one of several Filipinas today who are facing the death penalty overseas because of drug smuggling.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Death sentence on OFW meted out by Malaysian court under appeal


The Philippine Embassy in Malaysia on Friday said that the death penalty imposed on a Filipino woman for drug trafficking by a Kuala Lumpur court was on appeal and that the sentence would not be carried out anytime soon.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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