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UK cannabis seed trader fights deportation

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A British cannabis seed trader detained at the Bureau of Immigration jail in Taguig City said Tuesday he would fight his deportation to the United Kingdom, saying that once he gets home, he would have to mount another legal battle against extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,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 »

British embassy hails peace pact

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President Benigno S. Aquino III greets Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during the Courtesy Call at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The signing of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) is the solution to end the decade-long secession in Mindanao, which all Filipinos can be proud of, the British Embassy in Manila said Thursday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH extradition treaties with UK, India, Spain approved

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Voting 17 with no objection, the Senate on Tuesday concurred the ratification of separate extradition treaties between the Philippines and the governments of the United Kingdom, India and Spain.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK military aid workers want to revisit Yolanda-hit PH

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Royal Navy personnel from HMS Daring and medics from Save the Children hand out British-donated aid on Binuluanguan Island.  File Photo courtesy of the British Embassy in Manila

Military relief workers from the United Kingdom have expressed their desire to return to the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), saying the country is a “very rewarding” place to work.

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

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