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Abu Sayyaf threatens to execute 2 German captives Oct. 17 if ransom undelivered

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The Sulu-based faction of the Abu Sayyaf, which has been holding German nationals, Dr. Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrite Dielen, announced on Thursday they would execute the two captives on October 17 if their demands for a cash ransom were not met.

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

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

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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 »