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Sex-for-flight charges pushed


The Department of Justice has recommended the filing of criminal charges against a labor attaché and the driver of another labor attaché based in Saudi Arabia for their alleged involvement in the “sex-for-flight’’ scandal.

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

11 Chinese poachers to face inquest Monday

Chinese fishermen, who were apprehended by Philippine National Police Maritime Group allegedly with more than 300 green sea turtles on board their boat Qiongqionghai 09063 alight from the bus upon arrival at Puerto Princesa city, Palawan province in Western Philippines Thursday, May 8, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The 11 Chinese fishermen caught allegedly poaching off Hasa-hasa (Half Moon) shoal in the Spratly Islands are set to undergo inquest proceedings on Monday (May 12) before the Puerto Princesa city prosecutor, according to a Department of Justice official.

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

PNP not letting go of 11 Chinese poachers

Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima addresses the media during a news conference on the police' arrest of Chinese fishermen at one of the disputed Shoals, the Half Moon Shoal, off the South China Sea Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the police headquarters at Camp Crame northeast of Manila, Philippines. Purisima said the government will investigate 11 arrested Chinese fishermen if they illegally entered the country or committed other crimes, ignoring China's demand for them to be immediately freed. China pressed the Philippine government Thursday to immediately release the fishermen and their boat, warning Manila not to take any more "provocative actions so as to avoid further damage to the bilateral relations." Philippine maritime police took the fishermen into custody Tuesday in a disputed South China Sea shoal. AP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) refused to stand down on Thursday after Beijing demanded the release of a Chinese fishing vessel and its crew who were held by maritime policemen in the disputed waters off the West Philippine Sea in Palawan on Tuesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Coast Guard men in slay of Taiwanese appeal case

Chinese Coast Guard ships. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Eight Coast Guard personnel charged with homicide for shooting to death a Taiwanese fisherman during an alleged poaching incident on May 9, 2013, have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision, saying they were victims of “selective persecution.”

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

DOJ eyeing more PH embassy execs in Kuwait in human trafficking probe


A prosecutor of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a House of Representatives hearing that a number of high-ranking embassy officials may be allegedly involved in illegal recruitment and human trafficking of Filipinos to Kuwait.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »