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Inmates split on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla detention in regular prison

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A potentially violent split has emerged among maximum security inmates at New Bilibid Prison over the possible arrival of three senators charged with plunder.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Chinese couple who escaped Cavite jail recaptured

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A Chinese couple, convicted in a 2008 drug case, was rearrested five months after they escaped the Cavite provincial jail through the help of a robbery syndicate, police said Saturday.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Police see more sinister reason for escape of drug convicts

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Police are seeing a resumption of drug manufacturing in the Philippines following the successful gangland-style mission to spring three Chinese drug convicts from a Cavite jail recently.

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

Taiwanese drug inmate ‘rescued’

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A Taiwanese national, detained at the Cavite provincial jail, for a drug offense was snatched by a still unidentified number of men as he was being transported from the jail facility in Trece Martires City to Imus City in Cavite on Wednesday.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indonesia opening up to prison swaps—report

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Indonesia has hinted at prisoner swap deals with Australia and other countries, with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa reportedly saying the transfer of people “is a good thing”.

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

30-year sentence for scammers who victimized Filipinos

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State officials announced the sentencing of two men to more than 30 years in state prison for stealing more than $8 million from elderly and Filipino victims through an illegal pyramid scheme and phony stock sales.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino spared from death in Saudi

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A doomed Filipino worker who tirelessly campaigned on Facebook for his freedom will soon walk out of Saudi Arabia prison as a free man, a migrant campaign group announced on Thursday.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

19 Filipinos arrested in Saudi, says Migrante

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Saudi police have arrested 19 Filipino workers, including a pregnant woman, a migrants rights group said on Friday.

Posted: April 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Vietnam jails 2 for disseminating anti-gov’t docs

HANOI, Vietnam—Two Catholics have been convicted of spreading anti-government propaganda and sentenced to prison in Vietnam, where local church officials and the ruling Communist Party have had an uneasy relationship for years. Vo Thi Thu Thuy, 50, and Nguyen Van Thanh, 28, were sentenced to five and three years in prison, respectively, at a one-day [...]

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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