Philippines

Philippines arrests alleged al-Qaida-linked bomber

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine authorities captured an al-Qaida-linked bomber suspected in at least six attacks, including a 2002 karaoke bar explosion that killed an American Green Beret and a hotel blast this week that killed three people, officials said Wednesday. For detailed news read Philippines News http://philippinenews.com/top-stories/4977-philippines-arrests-alleged-al-qaida-linked-bomber.html By Jim Gomez Associated Press  […]

Abuse me please, sir

MANILA – A growing number of Filipinos are exploiting loopholes in Hong Kong’s processing of torture claims and its lenient accommodation of political asylum-seekers to extend their stays and work illegally in the former British colony. The inclusion of Filipinos among mostly African and South Asian applicants is contributing to […]

Holiday, holy day

Today Muslims all over the Philippines mark Eid’l Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. President Aquino declared this day a regular holiday, through Proclamation 276 pursuant to Republic Act 9849 which provides that Eid’l Adha be celebrated as such. To be sure, […]