(11 mins ago) Around 50 people from several groups have staged a protest outside the Philippines' Consulate-General in Admiralty over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters last week. They demanded an apology and compensation from Manila over what they described as a "cold-blooded murder" of the fisherman, RTHK reports. One of the protesters Chau Pik-fai, said ...
An investigation into the killing by the Philippines coast guard of a Taiwanese fisherman is focusing on whether rules of engagement were broken. A report by The Philippine Star newspaper cited an unnamed official close to the Philippine government's investigation as saying coast guard personnel appeared to be on the defensive and they may have violated rules. That is what the ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila once again gets special mention, this time in the main trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim." As narrated in the trailer, Manila is the second city to be attacked by alien-like sea monsters originating in the Pacific Ocean. Scenes pertaining to the Manila attack are also featured, which are expected to create a ...
A Philippine Palace official on Sunday backed the proclamation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of winning senatorial candidates ahead of the full count of votes, but said anybody could hale the agency to court. "The Comelec is the Comelec," Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, a senior political adviser to President Benigno Aquino III, said by phone. "At the end of the day, ...
Taiwan's Ministry of Justice yesterday provided evidence suggesting that the Philippine coastal guard intentionally targeted sailors aboard a fishing boat during a shooting incident that left one Taiwanese fisherman dead, while noting that it is currently negotiating with its Philippine counterparts regarding a possible joint investigation. The Ministry of Justice held an international ...
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The Philippines will stand by its export target of US$81.53 billion for 2013 on the back of rising non-electronics shipments and a robust services sector, according to trade officials. The country aims to chalk up $61.10 billion in merchandise shipments, and $20.43 billion in services exports for 2013, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) data. In 2012, the country slightly ...
MANILA, Philippines – Tears of joy flowed down the cheeks of Olongapo City's Angelee Delos Reyes as she was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2013 at the coronation night held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday. Meanwhile, Kimverlyn Suiza from Nagcarlan, Laguna was named Miss Philppines-Air, Nancy Leonard from Zamboanga City was named Miss Philippines-Water, Alma Cabasal from West ...
Philippine authorities have told Filipino workers to limit their activities in Taiwan following the Philippine Coast Guard's slaying of a Taiwanese fisherman. Violence against Filipinos in Taiwan has escalated since fisherman Hung Shih-chen was killed May 9 in waters off Balintang Island in northern Philippines, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported Sunday. The violence has prompted ...
A Taiwan investigation team that was sent to Manila to probe the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guard returned to Taipei on Saturday, slamming the Philippines' attitude toward the joint investigation "capricious."Chen Wen-chi, head of the investigation team, said the team has been negotiating with the Philippine government on a joint investigation, but ...
SANTO NIO of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Cebu, seat of Archbishop Jos Palma. The design incorporates the letters and symbol of the Holy Name of Jesus, "IHS," found in the church's pediment. Without a doubt, the most popular and most widespread Catholic devotion in the Philippines is the Santo Nio, the devotion to the Holy Infant of Jesus. Proof of this is that while having ...
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of four Filipino peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights last week.
They had been detained May 7 in the vicinity of Al Jamlah in the area of limitation.
Appreciating the assistance of Qatar and of others involved in securing their safe release, the secretary-general emphasised to all parties the impartiality of UN peacekeepers in a statement.
"The secretary-general welcomes the release of the four United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers," reported Xinhua citing the UN chief in a statement. Sunday .
UNDOF, which is on the ground to monitor the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria, has been in the Golan Heights since 1974.
It has about 1,000 troops and civilian staff, who are from countries such as India, Austria, the Philippines, Morocco and Moldova.
The four UN peacekeepers were seized by the rebels at an observation post on the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last Tuesday.
It was second abduction of UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights over the past two months. In March, 21 Filipino peacekeepers from UNDOF were abducted but later released.
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