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Filipinos plead bring us home

JAKARTA, Aug 8, (RTRS): Thousands of Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia due to a massive layoff triggered by a slump in oil prices have pleaded to the Philippine government to expedite their repatriation. Some have not been paid for months and have been forced to scavenge in bins for …

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‘Condemn’ Philippine drug killings: groups

MANILA, Aug 2, (AFP): Over 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world Tuesday called for the United Nations to condemn Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs that has already killed hundreds of people. The appeal, directed to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and the United …

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Philippines arrests 10 Chinese fishermen in latest spat

MANILA: Two Philippine coast guard vessels intercepted a Chinese fishing boat with 10 crew off northeastern Luzon after a two-hour chase, two local broadcasters said on Friday, accusing them encroaching into Philippine territorial waters. It was the latest in a series of similar clashes, with each side saying the other …

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Duterte set for poll win – Poe concedes

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: Filipinos in Kuwait joined the rest of the over 1.3 million Filipino Overseas Voters and 54.4 million registered voters in the Philippines as they trooped on Monday to the Philippine Embassies and Consulates across the globe for the last day of the month-long Overseas Absentee Voting …

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Is Philippines facing IS threat? – Abu Sayyaf, 2 other groups strike new alliance under IS flag: experts

MANILA, Philippines, April 28, (AP): Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a recordhigh ransom. The scene was all too familiar in …

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Aquino vows to ‘neutralise’ kidnappers – Police check if headless body is that of Canadian

MANILA, April 27, (Agencies): Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at “neutralising” Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners. “Casualties are to be expected. But what has to be of utmost importance is neutralising the criminal …

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Philippine Airlines ‘presses’ on flight rights

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to take proper measures to obtain Kuwaiti authorization in order to exercise its Dubai- Kuwait fifth freedom rights. According to a report published by The Standard-Philippines on its website recently, PAL sought the assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in …

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Pinoys can cast votes via OAV

KUWAIT CITY, March 30: It’s all systems go for the upcoming 2016 Philippine national elections for some 1.3 million Overseas Filipino voters who will cast their votes via the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) which will commence worldwide on April 9, 2016 to May 9, 2016, disclosed Commission on Elections (Comelec) …

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Philippines handy black hole for ‘heist’ hackers

MANILA, March 21, (RTRS): In February 2013, the Philippines was up against a deadline to amend its Anti-Money Laundering Act and get itself off the ‘grey list’ of a global watchdog, and lawmakers were bickering over whether to include casinos under the legislation. With one day to go, a Congressional …

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Heist exposes Philippine dirty money secrets – FBI to assist Bangladesh with probe

DHAKA, March 20, (Agencies): The FBI has agreed to help Bangladesh investigate an audacious $81 million theft from the nation’s foreign reserves, authorities said Sunday, days after the finance minister accused central bank officials of complicity in the heist. A FBI official in Dhaka met with representatives from Bangladesh’s Criminal …

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