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Unless help comes, OFW may be executed this month, says Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay   INQUIRER.net file photo

Jailed Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta in Saudi Arabia could be executed in January as the blood money has yet to be paid and the deadline has long passed, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a renewed appeal for help.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Court lifts stay of execution for serial killer

A death penalty opponent picks up a battery-powered candle outside St. Francis Xavier Church during a vigil in protest of the scheduled execution of death row inmate Joseph Paul Franklin, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in St. Louis. A federal judge granted a stay of execution to Franklin on Tuesday, just hours before his scheduled death, citing concerns over a new execution method. AP

A federal appeals court in Missouri has upheld the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, restoring the state’s plans to kill him just hours after the execution was blocked.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Private grieving over execution of Filipina in China

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GRIEVING FAMILY  Somewhere along this dark alley lives the grieving family of the Filipino woman who was executed on Wednesday in China.  Nathaniel R. Melican

From the main thoroughfare in Barangay (village) Sipac-Almacen in Navotas City, Nemesio L. Angeles Street is split by dark alleys that show no signs out of the ordinary.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipina drug mule may be executed anytime now


The Filipino woman caught smuggling drugs into China may be executed Tuesday or Wednesday, a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official said on Monday, even as the government appealed for prayers while awaiting China’s response to the Philippines’ plea that her life be spared.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay renews appeal for P44M for OFW on Saudi death row

Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay has renewed his appeal to Filipinos to help raise P44 million and save the life of Joselito Zapanta, an overseas worker facing execution in Saudi Arabia for the killing of his landlord.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino drug trafficker executed in China

Department of Foreign Affairs employees attend a mass for a Filipino man executed in China for drug trafficking in Manila on December 8, 2011. AFP

Despite prayers and pleas of his countrymen, China on Thursday executed a 35-year-old man convicted of drug trafficking, the fourth national from the Philippines to be put to death for peddling dangerous drugs by the world’s most prolific executioner.

Posted: December 9th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinal Rosales sees lesson for Filipinos in execution of drug trafficker


Outgoing Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said Thursday that the people should learn from the fate of the 35-year old Filipino executed in China for drug trafficking.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino to be executed in China today meets family


The 35-year old Filipino convicted for drug trafficking in China met members of his family around 9 a.m. (Manila Time) Thursday, at least two hours before his scheduled execution by lethal injection, reports reaching the Office of Vice President Jejomar Binay said.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Government to fly Filipino convict’s kin to China

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Four family members of a Filipino drug trafficker are set to leave early this week for China in time for the convict’s scheduled execution by lethal injection on December 8, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Catholic masses offered Sunday for Filipino to be executed in China


The Catholic Church will offer Masses on Sunday for a convicted Filipino drug trafficker facing execution in China next week.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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