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Zapanta given another chance to raise blood money

Joselito Zapanta Facebook photo

A convicted overseas Filipino worker was given another lease on life as he was given one more month to raise the blood money needed to spare him from death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay seeks salary law revision to stem flight of skilled gov’t workers

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday called for the review and subsequent amendment of the Salary Standardization Law to address the exodus of highly skilled government workers to higher paying jobs abroad.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Pope Francis open to PH invitation – Binay

Pope Francis might just visit typhoon-devastated Leyte, which has more than 1 million Catholic faithful. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis has expressed openness to an invitation to visit the Philippines during the 51st International Eucharistic Congress slated in 2016, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Wednesday.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

IMF chief lauds PH: It’s the only nation upgraded

COCONUT PALACE. International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde is welcomed by Vice President Jejomar Binay during her courtesy call on him at Coconut Palace in Pasay City on Friday. At the center, to Binay’s right, is Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Philippines is the only country in the world for which the International Monetary Fund has upgraded its economic growth forecast for 2012, according to visiting IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift ban on Filipino domestic workers

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomary Binay on Thursday welcomed the decision of Saudi Arabia to lift its ban on the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HRWs), saying the move affirmed the strong relationship between the two countries.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Recruiter of maid earns Binay’s ire

Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay has vowed to prosecute the recruiter of a Filipino migrant worker who was illegally deployed to Jordan and experienced abuse at the hands of her employers.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Vice President Binay flying to Malaysia, US

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay is leaving for Malaysia on Sunday on an official working visit. Afterward he will proceed to the United States to attend a housing finance conference and Philippine Independence Day celebrations.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to visit US, London next month

President Benigno  Aquino III. (Photo by: Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

President Benigno Aquino III will make his first presidential visit to Los Angeles on June 8.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay to protest North Korea’s rocket launch at Seoul summit


The Philippine government will officially make known its opposition to North Korea’s plan to launch an observation satellite into space next month, during the 2nd Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay: I’ll continue to plead for OFWs’ lives


Vice President Jejomar Binay has vowed to continue seeking reprieves for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) facing the death penalty in other countries.

Posted: December 18th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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