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Troops deploy after Abu Sayyaf threatens German hostages

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

The government dispatched an estimated 1,000-plus extra soldiers to its troubled south on Sunday to strengthen security after Islamic militants threatened to kill one of two German hostages, the military said.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Meet Berlin’s Filipino Grandmama

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A LIBRARY OF MEMORIES With her trademark shoulder-length hair tied up in a bun and perfectly manicured nails, Mueller can easily regale a listener with anecdotes about Filipinos who visited the city where Jose Rizal first published his “Noli Me Tangere” novel over a century ago.  Marilyn Odchimar/Contributor

For a septuagenarian and someone barely five feet tall, Lourdes Lareza Mueller is Berlin’s most active Filipino community leader.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin on Sayyaf threat to behead German: We don’t negotiate with terrorists

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Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said they will not bow to the demands of the Abu Sayyaf group, which has threatened to behead a German hostage.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Germany ink tech-voc pact

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Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva. tesda.gov.ph photo

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has hooked up with its counterpart in Germany to boost technical-vocational education and training (TVET) in the Philippines.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino downplays ISIS threat in PH

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President Benigno S. Aquino III AP

President Benigno Aquino III has downplayed the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, saying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been helping prevent Filipino Muslims from getting drawn to the terrorist group.

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

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