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Emirati woman gets jail in maids’ death, torture

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A Dubai court has upheld a 15-year jail term for an Emirati woman who tortured her Ethiopian maid to death by forcing her to drink pesticide, media reported on Monday.

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

Human rights group hits UK for ‘slavery’ of migrants

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A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.  PHOTO FROM HRW.ORG

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Busted Filipinos assured of due process–Spanish envoy

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Domecq: Due process. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Spanish officials in Manila on Thursday assured the public that a number of Filipinos detained for alleged drug trafficking in Spain would be accorded their legal rights as they face charges in court.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Raps filed in Taiwan fisher’s death

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Taiwanese investigators look at a portion of a ship involved in the alleged shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman as they ride a rubber boat with the Philippine Coast Guard while they continue their probe in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday May 28, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Eight officers and personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be charged with homicide for the May 2013 fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel, an incident that strained ties between Manila and Taipei.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong acts to stem abuse of maids

A 44-year-old woman, surnamed Law, with covered head, is escorted by police officers for an investigation at her home in Hong Kong, on Jan. 21, 2014, for alleged maid abuse. Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.  AP

Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dutch activist stopped at Naia to be deported

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Thomas van Beersum AFP FILE PHOTO

The Dutch activist who joined antigovernment protesters outside Congress during President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address last month was apprehended by immigration agents at the airport yesterday as he was about to board a flight to China.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

KLM Airlines’ denial of Filipino World Youth Day delegate’s flight hit

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An Air France-KLM plane on an airport tarmac. The airline reportedly prevented an 18-year-old indigenous Filipino woman, who was en route to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day from boarding on her onward flight on July 20 at the Kuala Lumpur airport because she appeared “not ready to travel” even if she had a folder with full documentation supporting her trip to Brazil.  PHOTO FROM AIRFRANCEKLM-FINANCE.COM

An 18-year-old indigenous Filipino woman who was en route to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day was denied boarding on her onward flight on July 20 at the Kuala Lumpur airport, because personnel of KLM Airlines said she appeared “not ready to travel” even if she had a folder with full documentation supporting her trip to Brazil.

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

PH a torture-risk state—AHRC official

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Saying the Philippines was a “torture risk state,” an official of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has criticized the Hong Kong Immigration Department for its decision denying the claim for protection of Myrna Reblando, widow of slain Manila Bulletin correspondent Bong Reblando, one of the victims in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Features,Headlines | Read More »

Palace condemns Malaysian police abuses

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CAUGHT IN DRAGNET  Malaysian policemen guard a suspect Filipino intruder outside a village in Semporna, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Malaysian security forces on Wednesday battled a group of Filipino intruders in the rugged terrain of Borneo after they escaped a military assault with fighter jets and mortar fire on their hideout, police said. One Filipino was shot and believed killed.  AP PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday condemned the reported abuses suffered by Filipinos at the hands of Malaysian police in the crackdown on followers of the sultan of Sulu in Sabah.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino war vets lose appeal in US court

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Aging Filipino veterans seeking benefits for their World War II services have decided to take their case to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court had ruled against them, the veterans’ lawyer said.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Americas,Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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