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Partner of slain Dutch worker asks DoJ to file murder case vs alleged killers

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Dutch development worker Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman. FILE PHOTO

The fiancée of slain Dutch non-government organization worker asked the Department of Justice (DoJ) on Tuesday to file a murder case instead of homicide against alleged killers of Wilhelm Geertman.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

7 presumed dead in ship collision off Dutch coast

Ships take part in the rescue operation for sunken cargo ship Baltic Ace late Wednesday night. AP/Royal Dutch Navy

Rescuers gave up hope of finding any more survivors from a cargo ship that sank in the frigid North Sea off the Dutch coast, saying Thursday they are searching for the bodies of the seven crewmen still missing. That brings the presumed death toll to 11.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More to Dutchman Geertman’s slay, say kin

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Dutch development worker Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman. FILE PHOTO

The Authorities should consider the slain Dutch development worker Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman to be a victim of extrajudicial killing due to his involvement in campaigns against landlessness, mining, logging and a large freeport project in Aurora province, his brother said on Saturday.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Task Force formed to probe slay of Dutch worker

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Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman PHOTO COURTESY OF CDRN/CDRC

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a task force to investigate the death of Dutch development worker Wilhelmus JJ Lutz Geertman.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aid worker 3rd Dutch to die in Philippines in a week

Wilhelm Geertman (3rd from left), a Dutch NGO worker, killed in his office in Angeles, Pampanga, Tuesday by a lone gunman. Activist group Bayan has condemned the killing and calls for swift justice. Photo courtesy of Bayan

Development worker William Geertman became the third Dutch national to die in the Philippines since last week.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Europe,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Dutch nationals die in separate incidents in Mandaue, Angeles

mandaue city map

A Dutch national died around 6 p.m. on Thursday due to a still unknown cause in his bedroom inside his rented apartment in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Dutch tourists fall for ‘friendly’ Filipinas, end up with less fun in PH

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Starting August, visitors from 151 countries can enter the Philippines without a visa and can extend their stay up to 30 days, according to the Bureau of Immigration (BI). AFP FILE PHOTO

A teenage Dutch tourist, celebrating Independence Day at the Rizal Park, was drugged and then robbed of more than P20,000 in cash by seven “friendly” Filipinas, including an elderly woman, in Manila, police said.

Posted: June 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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