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What Went Before: Briton spent 22 days at Naia 1

LIVING OFF PINOY HOSPITALITY  The stranded British national Gary Peter Austin at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On Nov. 29, 2012, a 52-year-old British tourist, Gary Peter Austin, arrived in Manila and then went to Cebu province to see a friend he had met during an earlier trip to the Philippines.

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

Manila holds 2nd prayer day for Hong Kong tourists slain in 2010

A Buddhist monk leads the rites to mark the first anniversary of last year's botched bus hostage drama at the Rizal Park in Manila Tuesday. They are from right front row, Tse Chi Hang, Lee Mei Chun, Lin Siu Ching, Tse Chi Kin, all relatives of Masa Tse, the tour guide who was the first to be killed by the hostage-taker. AP

The City of Manila will hold this morning its second Day of Prayer commemorating the August 2010 Rizal Park hostage drama that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead and strained relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong for over three years.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf men abduct 2 in Malaysia–officials


A 29-year-old Chinese national and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted from a resort off Semporna, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Remains of 4 foreigners killed on Mayon await shipment to Germany, Spain

In this photo taken from Legazpi, the capital city of Albay province in the central Philippines, a cloud of ash shoots up to the sky as Mayon volcano erupts about 450 kilometers (285 miles) southeast of Manila Tuesday morning, May 7, 2013. A mountain guide said three foreign climbers and their Filipino guide were killed when the volcano, one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, spewed rocks and ash after a 3-year calm. AP FILE PHOTO/Allan Imperial

The remains of the four foreign tourists killed last Tuesday in a steam explosion on Mayon volcano arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

British tourist cries rape; cops make arrest


Police have arrested a resort cook for the alleged rape of a British tourist in Boracay recently.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »