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PH, US sign agreement on workers’ education

Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. (left) and NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin (right) shake hands after signing the MoU between the NLRB and the DFA at a ceremony held at the NLRB Board Hearing Room on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  (Photo by the National Labor Relations Board)

The Philippines and the US have signed an agreement that would ensure Filipino workers there are informed and educated about their rights under US labor laws.

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

Widodo kicks off Asean introduction with PH visit

In this photograph taken on August 19, 2014, Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo popularly known by his nickname Jokowi  is photograph during AFP interview in his Jakarta governor's office. With the court challenge by his rival ex-general Prabowo Subianto defeated and the last element of doubt over his victory gone, Jokowi is now focusing on how to push his ambitious reform plans when he takes office in October.    AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Indonesia’s new president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to visit the Philippines as part of introductory visits in the Southeast Asian Region, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

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

Pemberton a no-show at preliminary probe into transgender slay

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The USS Peleliu at Subic Bay where US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton (inset) is reportedly held until the investigation of the US soldier’s involvement in the killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City is done. AP/INSET PHOTO FROM PEMBERTO’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was a no show at the preliminary investigation into his alleged murder of a transgender in Olongapo City because he was “not required to appear”.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA confirms four US Marine witnesses in transgender slay have left PH

Jennifer Laude (10)

The four US Marine witnesses to the murder case of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude have left the country without informing the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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

Jeffrey ‘Jennifer’ Laude severely beaten; calls to show suspect; subpoena served

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

Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was severely beaten before being killed allegedly by a US serviceman in a motel here, according to the police autopsy report released on Friday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »