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Austrian’s death in Davao del Sur raises questions for cops

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Police authorities said they have decided to investigate further the death of an Austrian national to determine if it was indeed suicide as it appeared to be.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4,000 houses funded by EU for ‘Pablo’ victims ready


More than a year since Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) swept across Mindanao, some 4,000 families in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will finally move back to safe shelters.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

In the Know: Bansil sisters still remain captives of Abu Sayyaf

Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

On June 22, Filipino-Algerian sisters Nadjoua and Linda Bansil were abducted by at least 10 armed men in Patikul town, Sulu province, while riding a passenger jeepney to Jolo town. The two were doing a film on the sultanate of Sulu.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cops seize P182M shabu from Chinese man


The police in Pampanga on Friday seized some 36.5 kilograms of shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P182 million from a Chinese who lived and conducted his trade in an upscale village in nearby Mexico town.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Baguio gay pride parade celebrates US court ruling

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community here staged a colorful parade Sunday to celebrate a recent US Supreme Court ruling that junked an initiative to ban same-sex marriages in California.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Koreans, Filipino arrested for selling ‘carnapped’ vehicles in Cebu

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The police arrested two Koreans and a Filipino for alleged involvement in carnapping in Metro Cebu and recovered at least seven Hyundai Starex vans.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Iloilo airport to start servicing int’l flights Nov. 8

Inaugural flight from Iloilo to Hong Kong of budget carrier Cebu Pacific will be on November 8, while that between Iloilo and Singapore will be on November 9, according to Tourism regional director Helen Catalbas.

Civil aviation and tourism officials in Western Visayas are gearing up for the opening of direct international flights to and from the Iloilo international airport on November 8.

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

Swiss national shot in Puerto Princesa

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Two men on a motorcycle shot a Swiss national living in Puerto Princesa City on Tuesday night, police said.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pampanga activists protest against China ‘bullying’

Kapampangans take to the streets on Friday, May 11, 2012, to express their sentiments against China's claim on Scarborough Shoal off the coast of Masinloc town in Zambales. PHOTO BY TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

On behalf of her father, who has been fishing at Scarborough Shoal west of their Masinloc home in Zambales, Ruelyn Gubalane on Friday joined some 200 activists protesting China’s “bullying” of the Philippines amid a territorial dispute.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Italian priest demands prosecution of alleged masterminds in colleague’s murder


An Italian Catholic missionary has questioned the exclusion of the alleged masterminds from among the people charged with the murder last October 17 of fellow Italian priest Fausto Tentorio.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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