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Santiago seeks testimony of Laude’s friend in Senate hearing


Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has asked the friend of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude and a hotel staff to testify at a hearing on her killing allegedly by a US Marine on Wednesday morning.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to produce slay suspect

USS Peleliu. Jennifer Laude (inset). INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The United States said on Saturday it would comply with a Philippine prosecutor’s order to produce a US Marine who is a suspect in the murder of a 26-year-old transgender Filipino and four other Marines wanted as witnesses in the investigation.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Recruitment agency loses license, another suspended for violations

Philippine Overseas Labor Employment office. Photo from  www.poea.gov.ph

For misrepresentation and engaging in human trafficking activities, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has cancelled the license of Non-Stop Employment Corp., a recruitment agency based in Ermita, Manila.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »