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Germans freed by Abu Sayyaf arrive in Manila

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German hostages Viktor Stefan Okonek and Henrite Dieter

The two Germans freed by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu on Friday evening arrived in Manila, the military said on Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Poe calls for Senate probe on ISIS recruitment in Mindanao

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Senator Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe wants the Senate to investigate the reported recruitment of Filipinos into the Islamic State to thwart any plans of the group to take root in the Philippines.

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

60 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya — DOLE

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Rexon Rodriguez, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), gestures as he talks to the media upon arrival with other workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, following their repatriation from Libya Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  AP

Sixty more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned to the country during the past three days from strife-torn Libya, bringing to a little more than 800 the total number of OFWs who have availed themselves of the government’s free repatriation program.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite advisory, US envoy Philip Goldberg goes to Sulu

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the advisory issued by the United States to its citizens against traveling to Sulu, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg went ahead with his first trip to Jolo on Monday to meet with local leaders, youth and American troops stationed there.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Norway to help Philippines in talks with rebels

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende: Appeal for more international aid. AP FILE PHOTO

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country will continue brokering peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents despite the rebels’ withdrawal from negotiations.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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