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DOJ asks Batanes court to arrest Coast Guard official


The Department of Justice (DOJ) asked the Batanes Regional Trial Court to order the arrest of a Philippine Coast Guard official charged in the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman for his failure to appear during Monday’s hearing.

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

Fil-Am groups call for swift action to resolve Maguindanao massacre case

The massacre in Maguindanao where over 30 journalists were also killed in 2009 is testament to the danger media men and women face in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fil-Am community and media groups launched on Nov. 23 a petition to demand a speedy resolution of the five-year-old Maguindanao massacre case trial

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

Kidnap raps filed vs 5 Abu Sayyaf men for Germans’ abduction

German hostages Viktor Stefan Okonek and Henrite Dieter. AFP FILE PHOTO

Criminal charges were filed against five members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who had held captive a German couple, released them, and claimed they received a P250 million ransom last month.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Barring Sueselbeck from leaving PH upholds nation’s integrity – De Lima

Marc Sueselbeck. AFP FILE PHOTO

The government stopped the German boyfriend of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude from leaving the country Sunday night to enforce the law and uphold the nation’s integrity, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Laude family to seek SC help in custody battle over Pemberton

Photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton

The lawyers of the family of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude said they would ask the Supreme Court to rule on the issue of custody over the American soldier suspected of killing her in a motel here on Oct. 11.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »