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Italian envoy nabbed for child abuse

AMBASSADOR Daniele Bosio in a photo taken from the official
website of the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

An Italian diplomat is facing charges of trafficking and abuse of three underaged boys, whom he claimed were street children he had brought from Manila to a popular resort in Biñan City, Laguna, over the weekend.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCG suspends 8 coast guards tagged in killing of Taiwanese fisher


The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has placed under indefinite suspension the eight PCG personnel facing homicide charges for the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman on May 9, 2013 off Balintang island in waters claimed by both the Philippines and Taiwan, the PCG spokesperson has told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2,000 Marcos victims urged to contact Hawaii court over de-listed claims

Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales (in photo) urged about 2,000 martial law victims to inform the Hawaii district court about the deletion of their names from the original list of claimants entitled to indemnification from the Marcos assets. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The names of about 2,000 martial law victims had been removed from the original list of claimants entitled to indemnification from the Marcos assets, prompting Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales to urge them to inform the Hawaii district court about the deletion.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unesco urges gov’t to bring killers of journalists to bar of justice

Radio journalist Rogelio Butalid lies dead outside the Radyo Natin station in Tagum City after being shot by a lone gunman on Wednesday. Butalid (inset) was also a village councilor. FRINSTON LIM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The United Nations agency tasked to defend press freedom has condemned the spate of murders of journalists in Mindanao, urging the government to ensure justice is served in these cases.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Chinese fugitive wanted for fraud nabbed in Manila

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The Bureau of Immigration has arrested one of China’s most wanted fugitives, a businessman accused of operating a multimillion-dollar pyramid investment scam and illegal gambling racket that duped more than 40,000 people in his country.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCG: Let due process take course in homicide cases vs 8 coast guards

In this photo taken on May 29, NBI agents assisted by Taiwanese probers inspect the bullet-riddled fishing boat Guang Ta Hsin 28 at the Tungkang harbor in Taiwan. The NBI has recommended the filing of homicide charges against eight Filipino Coast Guard personnel for the death in May of a Taiwanese fisherman on his boat. AFP

The Philippine Coast Guard “respects the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation” on the involvement of eight PCG personnel in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fishermen in northern Philippine waters in May, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH in the dark on exact date, time of Filipina’s execution in China

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The deadline is Wednesday (July 3), but the Philippines remains in the dark on the exact time the Filipino drug courier sentenced to death in China will be executed.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Journalists from 120 countries press Aquino to speed up Maguindanao massacre trial

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The massacre in Maguindanao where over 30 journalists were also killed in 2009 is testament to the danger media men and women face in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 300 delegates to the 28th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dublin, Ireland have called on President Benigno Aquino III to “take steps to expedite the trial” of those accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sex harassment raps readied vs ex-ambassador to Kuwait


Charges of sexual harassment have been filed against recalled Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan Primavera for allegedly abusing a household helper several times in 2012, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday.

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

Catanduanes judge helps free jailed New Zealander

Virac, Catanduanes

New Zealand native Vernon Wayne Gardiner walked away from jail last Friday after his compatriots back home pitched in via a TV program to raise over US$4,000 needed to restitute the amount he had gypped from a Filipino jobseeker in 2011.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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