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Roxas: Not clear why Sabah chief stopped Amalilio deportation

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Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. FILE PHOTO

It was the chief minister of Sabah no less who stopped the repatriation to the Philippines of fugitive Manuel Amalilio, the alleged ringleader of the P12-billion Ponzi scheme that victimized 15,000 Filipinos, according to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Meet divers from Cebu resort who found Robredo’s plane

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GRIPPING VIDEO All eyes are glued to the computer screen as volunteer diver Matt Reed shows the video of the discovery of the plane wreckage and the body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. Among those watching at the command center  were Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The three technical divers from Malapascua Island, a popular diving spot in northern Cebu, succeeded in locating the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane used by Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, because of their training and experience, according to their associate.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US aids search for Robredo

Jesse Robredo

The United States Department of Defense has approved the requested underwater assistance from the Philippine government as it tried to locate missing Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, said a report Tuesday.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Navy rescue, salvage ship to help in Robredo search

Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo

A United States naval rescue and salvage ship docked in this freeport zone for repairs will be sent to Masbate City on Tuesday to assist in the search and rescue operation for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and the two pilots of the light aircraft that crashed into the sea in that city on Saturday.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Eid’l Fitr prayers for peace, Robredo

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Shoppers flooded markets in India, women decorated their feet with tattoos in Pakistan, while others in the Philippines prayed for peace and the recovery of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, as Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid’l Fitr feast marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

FOCAP to BI: We’re wrong group to ask about Atyani’s accreditation


The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) told the Bureau of Immigration that it cannot issue a certification on missing Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani because visiting journalists apply for accreditation with another organization.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Atyani has no working permit–Robredo

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

Jordanian journalist Baker Abdullah Atyani didn’t have a working permit when he entered the Philippines, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said Wednesday.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sahiron holding Atyani – Robredo

Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo

Abu Sayyaf leader Radullan Sahiron is holding Jordanian journalist and his two Filipino companions, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said.

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to Arab journalist: Explain Abu Sayyaf interviews without informing gov’t

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday said a Jordanian journalist would be asked to explain why he should not be banned from entering the country again for interviewing Abu Sayyaf bandits without informing local authorities.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Missing’ Jordanian journalist, TV crew OK—Robredo

Baker Atyani

Veteran Jordanian TV journalist Baker Atyani and his Filipino crew – Ramelito Vela and Rolando Letrero – are most likely not being held hostage after all, even though they are in the company of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said Tuesday.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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