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Foreigner who died in Taguig jail not a New Zealander, says immigration exec

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Lionel Albert Stride, the inmate who reportedly died of cardiac arrest Sunday in a detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City was a British citizen, not a New Zealander, an official of the Bureau of Immigration said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indonesia returns foreigners to riot-hit jail

Filipino and other foreign inmates evacuated from a jail on Indonesia’s Bali island where rioting prisoners took control this week have been returned to the facility at their request, authorities said Friday.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean detainee’s jail guards in hot water

The Bureau of Immigration has filed criminal charges against two of its jail guards in connection with the escape on Christmas Eve of a South Korean detainee wanted for cheating in a casino in his country.

Posted: January 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino maid jailed in Saudi over dirty underwear

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MANILA, Philippines—For allegedly stealing the unwashed underwear of her employer’s mother, a Filipina domestic helper was sentenced to up to one year in prison in Saudi Arabia, a migrant rights group said Saturday. Migrante International called on the Philippine government to work for the release of domestic helper Melanie Cordon, adding that the theft case [...]

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW sells pants to rent phone

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An overseas Filipino worker jailed in Saudi Arabia for theft said he had to sell his pants just to be able to “rent” a mobile phone so he could call for help from the Philippine embassy to work for his release. Migrante-Middle East, a Riyadh-based organization for migrant worker concerns, said it received a call [...]

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

ICRC prods Philippines to ease jail crowding

Inmates at the Quezon City Jail wait to vote  in village-level elections in this October 2010 file photo.   AFP

MANILA, Philippines—The International Committee of the Red Cross on Friday urged the Philippines to ease serious overcrowding in its prisons, where the US government said hundreds had died from tuberculosis and other ailments. Christoph Sutter, deputy head of the ICRC delegation in the Philippines, said in a statement released by the Swiss-based civil rights monitor [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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