Foreign, Pinay hostages brought to Davao Oriental – police

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Gunmen holding three foreigners and one Filipina hostage have slipped past a naval cordon and escaped to remote mountains in Mindanao without making ransom demands, police said Wednesday. Elite Army troops were trying to track the bandits while Air Force...

Canada warns vs travel to ARMM, Davao after kidnappings

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Canada is calling on its citizens in the Philippines to “exercise a high degree of caution” following the abduction of three foreigners, including two Canadian tourists, on Samal Island in Davao del Norte. In an advisory, Canada advised...

Japanese unionist barred from PHL; De Lima to investigate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the barring of a Japanese trade unionist from the country to determine whether the government’s criteria for blacklisting foreigners need to be reviewed. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday that she...

Fabella to be privatized to allow setting up of beauty clinics? Gabriela to investigate

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — Is Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, which serves at least 100 pregnant mothers every day, being privatized to allow for the development of a medical tourism market that caters to foreigners seeking beauty enhancement treatments? This is what...

Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for ‘offensive’ online remarks

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  – A Singapore government hospital sacked a Filipino nurse Friday for “offensive” remarks on social media, the latest in a string of foreigners dismissed from their jobs in the city-state for sparking controversy online. Tan Tock Seng Hospital said...

Potential terrorist threats in Mindanao cited in US worldwide caution

MANILA, Jan 10 (Mabuhay) – The United States on Saturday cautioned its nationals in the Philippines against travel to parts of Mindanao due to the threat from the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah. In a worldwide alert, the US noted the JI and Abu Sayyaf have cells in Southeast...

PHL hunts new suspects in new ‘sextortion’ ring

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine police arrested eight suspects and are hunting more in connection with an Internet extortion racket that has victimized hundreds of people in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau, an official said Saturday. This is the second large-scale arrest of suspects...

Death toll in assault on militants rises to 26

ZAMBOANGA (AFP) – The Philippines’ military said Thursday the death toll from an assault against Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants had risen to 26, with one marine among the dead as troops cleared the combat area. The latest fatalities on the southern island of Jolo bring to 33...

BI offices nationwide open on March 1 to accommodate foreigners who will file their annual report

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that its offices nationwide will be open on March 1 (Saturday) to accommodate foreigners who will file their annual report on the last day of the filing. With this, BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison on Monday reminded...

BI probes alien activists in anti-SONA rally

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is conducting an investigation to determine if foreigners who participated in the protest rally last Monday during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino have committed acts that might be a ground for...
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