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


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


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


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 »