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OFW left for dead in desert back home

The sun sets behind a mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP file photo

MANILA, Philippines—A 33-year-old overseas Filipino worker who survived a violent attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is now back in Manila. Earlier news reports said the OFW, identified only as Max, had been raped and left for dead, naked, in the middle of the desert. Max, who was working as a helper in an ice cream […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI probe into agents’ extortion activities suffers setback as witnesses leave PH


An ongoing investigation into allegations of extortion against some members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has suffered a setback with the complainants, Saudi nationals, having left the country without filing affidavits, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Thursday.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 Hajj pilgrims being observed for symptoms of MERS-CoV

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Four more Muslim pilgrims, who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, were being closely monitored by health authorities here on suspicion of having contracted the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus or MERS-CoV.

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

2 Filipino nurses honored in Saudi Arabia


Two Filipino nurses were honored in Saudi Arabia for their 35 years of excellent service in the health sector.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Photo of woman in alleged extortion of Saudi nationals out


The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has released the photo of a certain “Arlene” or “Darlene” who allegedly belonged to a group that extorted money from Saudi nationals arrested for human trafficking.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »