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Canadian in murder rampage dismayed by PH justice system

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DEADLY RAGE Police probers find an old ID of Canadian John Pope who went into a deadly rage at the Cebu Palace of Justice on Tuesday. LITO TECSON/Cebu Daily News

The Canadian who went on a shooting rampage at the Palace of Justice had expressed his dismay over the justice system in the Philippines in a journal.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wife wants proof of Filipino’s death in Algeria hostage

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Unidentified rescued hostages pose for the media in Ain Amenas, Algeria, in this image taken from television Friday Jan. 18, 2013. Algeria’s state news service says nearly 100 out of 132 foreign hostages have been freed from a gas plant where Islamist militants had held them captive for three days. The APS news agency report was an unexpected indication of both more hostages than had previously been reported and a potentially breakthrough development in what has been a bloody siege. (AP Photo/Canal Algerie via Associated Press TV)

Estrella Santiago refuses to totally believe that her husband Iluminado—Bong to family and friends—was among the Filipinos killed by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Algeria last week.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian kills doctor, lawyer in Cebu

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DEADLY RAGE Police probers find an old ID of Canadian John Pope who went into a deadly rage at the Cebu Palace of Justice on Tuesday. LITO TECSON/Cebu Daily News

A lingering dispute in the neighborhood ended in violence Tuesday in a courtroom when a Canadian retiree charged with malicious mischief gunned down his accuser and a lawyer before killing himself, police said.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

6 Filipinos killed, used as shields in Algeria

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Joseph Balmaceda, one of the four Filipino oil field workers who was wounded but survived the terrorist attacks of an oil field in Algeria, talks about his ordeal shortly upon arrival at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Manila, Philippines Monday Jan. 21, 2013. In a separate briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Spokesman Raul Hernandez said six Filipino workers were killed and four more are still unaccounted for. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Islamic militants used foreign hostages as human shields to stop Algerian troops aboard helicopters from strafing them with gunfire. This was the account of survivor Joseph Balmaceda who arrived in Manila Monday.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino lies on rights abuses to get $13M US aid, says Karapatan

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A human rights group on Friday assailed President Benigno Aquino III for lying on the continuing human rights violations in the Philippines in a bid to get the $13 million in US military aid.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Human Rights Watch urges Aquino to stop killings

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday took President Benigno Aquino to task for failing to stop the killing of environmental advocates while promoting mining in the country.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Killings of environmentalists on the rise; 50 killed in Philippines

Father Fausto Tentorio: Justice elusive. Photo from PIME website

The eulogies called Chut Wutty one of the few remaining activists in Cambodia brave enough to fight massive illegal deforestation by the powerful.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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