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Immigration: Marilou Danley left Philippines on Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday said that Marilou Danley, the alleged companion of the Las Vegas shooter left the country on Tue.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 4th, 2017

Immigration confirms Fil-Aussie companion of Vegas shooter was in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration on Tuesday has confirmed that alleged half-Filipino Marilou Danley, initially a person of interest in the Las.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Korean missionary released from jail in Philippines

Korean missionary Baik Young-mo, second from left, was released from jail in the Philippines after 126 days of detention, Tuesday. Courtesy of Korea Evangelical Holiness Church........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

MANILA, Philippines – The huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu, has left at least 56 dead, the police said on Tuesday, September 25, or 5 days after the disaster. In its latest update on Tuesday, the Naga City Police Station said the figure rose from the 49 deaths  reported on Monday, September 24. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

TERRIFIC 12: Golden Kings crush iECO Green Warriors

MACAU --- The Philippines was given a rude welcome in the Terrific 12 tournament here. Japan's Ryukyu Golden Kings gave the iECO Green Warriors a sound beating Tuesday at the Studio City Event Center, scoring a booming win. With the Pinoys firing blanks, Ryukyu started the game with 17 straight points and never looked back. The Golden Kings led by as many as 35 points and cruised to victory in the second half. iECo only scored five points in the opening period as the lone Pinoy team went down by 18 early. To make matters worse for the Green Warriors, top import Richard Howell injured his left knee three and a half minutes into the game. Howell, a former PBA Best Import for Talk 'N Text, was going for a block in transition before he slipped. He had to be stretchered out of the court. He did return to the iECO bench in the second half. Five players scored in double figures for Ryukyu led by 17 points from Josh Scott. Takatoshi Furukawa was the top local for the Golden Kings with 15 points. Yutaro Suda and Ryouma Hashimoto added 14 and 13 points respectively. For the Green Warriors, it was Matt Salem that led the way with 15 points. iECo will return to action Thursday against the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Ben Mbala ‘happy’ for former mentor Aldin Ayo

MACAU---Aldin Ayo's departure from the camp of De La Salle to University of Santo Tomas left a feeling of remorse in the community. Ayo, after all, delivered a championship after two UAAP finals appearance for the Green Archers with a system anchored on Ben Mbala's immense athleticism and basketball gifts. His unexpected move to another UAAP school, though, is something Mbala respected. "I still keep in touch with the guys in the Philippines, in La Salle, and I'm updated about everything going on there," said Mbala after his new team Seoul edged Fubon in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau. Ayo decided to move from his two-ye...Keep on reading: Ben Mbala ‘happy’ for former mentor Aldin Ayo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Itogon villagers refused advice to flee storm – police officer

ITOGON, Benguet --- A police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. Senior Insp. Heherson Zambale said in an interview with The Associated Press that he was stunned after learning that the massive landslide had covered a chapel and bunkhouses in the mountain village where he and other officials had met with some of the victims a day before the tragedy struck on Saturday. Typhoon "Ompong" (internationally known as Mangkhut), the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines this year, left at leas...Keep on reading: Itogon villagers refused advice to flee storm – police officer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Tropical Depression Neneng out, Typhoon Mangkhut heads for PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Neneng left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) before dawn on Tuesday, September 11. In a bulletin issued 5 am on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

China coach admits Philippines ‘different’ team with Clarkson in tow

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson fell just short of leading the Philippines to victory over China's own NBA stars on his international debut, in a thrilling Asian Games basketball encounter Tuesday. The Zhou Qi-led China edged past Philippines 82-80 in a last-minute win at the GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta. Clarkson, who joined up with the team five days ago after the US league released him in a last-minute U-turn, lived up to the pre-match billing by top-scoring with 28 points, only to witness the Filipinos crumble down the stretch. Philippines, who were cheered on by a raucous crowd, led 80-77 with just over one minute left before China scored five straight point...Keep on reading: China coach admits Philippines ‘different’ team with Clarkson in tow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Bandillo: Terminated for the nth time

The president has declared anew that he could not deal with the revolutionary left citing the spate of tactical offensives and the alleged demand for coalition government. Quoting the president, “I have terminated the talks with the Reds – Communist Party of the Philippines, with Sison because in the series of agreements before, even the time of Aquino, they entered into so many things that scattered the privileges and power which they wanted.” He said this during the launch of the “Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance” in Malacanang last Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Guevarra: Napoles youngest, Jeane Catherine left Philippines last week

Guevarra told reporters that, according to the data provided by the Bureau of Immigration, Jeane Catherine fled the country last week. No other detail about her flight was given......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

3rd Methodist missionary leaves Philippines after expulsion

MANILA, Philippines – Methodist missionary Miracle Osman left the Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) served her an order to leave due to her alleged involvement in political activities, her lawyer said Friday evening, July 13. Osman of Blantyre, Malawi, exited the Philippines on Thursday, July ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Typhoon Gardo leaves PAR, but monsoon rain to persist

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Gardo (Maria) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 10, but PAGASA warned that rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

FIBA: Goulding s racist tweet is fake

MANILA, Philippines --- There's more to the Gilas-Boomers brawl for sure. However, fake news have no place in the coverage of this story. In the aftermath of the unfortunate incident Monday, a Twitter screenshot from Australia's Chris Goulding started floating around online. Goulding allegedly said, "Philippino Monkeys!!! Trash team. Trash crowd. Trash Federation. Trash country." Goulding of course, was the one RR Pogoy knocked down to the floor with the shove. Almost immediately after that, Australia's Daniel Kickert knocked down Pogoy. And then the brawl went out of hand. The "deleted tweet" obviously got the ire of Pinoys but in a report by Reuben Terrado of Spin, Basketball Australia has denied the validity of the tweet. It's fake. "I can categorically state that tweet is not real and is 100 percent photoshopped," Basketball Australia media manager Grant Richardson said in an email via Spin. The Boomers declined media interviews Monday night after the game and the team reportedly left the country Tuesday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Philippines orders 3 Methodist missionaries to leave

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday, July 3, confirmed it has ordered 3 Methodist missionaries to leave the Philippines because two allegedly overstayed in the country while all of them engaged in "political activities." In a statement, the BI said the following Methodist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Bullet pierced the heart of Mayor Antonio Halili – PNP

MANILA, Philippines – A skilled marksman needed only one bullet to end the life of  Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili . The Philippine National Police (PNP) Calabarzon regional police office Chief Inspector Pete Malinao said in a press briefing Tuesday, July 3, that the fatal bullet pierced Halili's heart.  "[The bullet] hit the left ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

U.S. Methodist bishops call on Philippines to free missionary

MANILA — Bishops from an American Methodist church called for the Philippines on Tuesday to release a missionary from Zimbabwe, detained six weeks ago on suspicion of belonging to a “subversive” group. Tawanda Chandiwana has been held at an immigration facility in Manila since May 9 following his arrest last month, while attending a seminar on the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Duterte not yet blaming anyone for Samar misencounter

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte so far does not think anyone is to blame for the "misencounter" between police and soldiers in Samar that left 6 cops dead. In a speech on Tuesday, June 26, he said the incident was merely Murphy's law in action and that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

De Lima: Probe influx of Chinese nationals in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima filed a resolution urging the Senate to investigate the supposed "influx of Chinese nationals," both legal and illegal, in the Philippines. Her office filed Senate Resolution 751 on Tuesday, May 29. The "immigration surge," said De Lima's office, "steals jobs away from ordinary Filipinos," and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Foreign students suing Canadian school, consultant for ‘false’ immigration promise

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Dozens of foreign students, led by two Filipinos, are suing a private Edmonton college and an immigration consultant for allegedly promising them falsely that they could extend their stay in Canada by signing up for a diploma program. "These individuals, through no fault of their own, were taken advantage of and now are left in limbo," Edmonton lawyer AvnishNandatold CBCRadio'sEdmonton AM last Wednesday, according to a report by CBC News. Nanda represents a dozen students from the Philippines, Israel, and Ukraine in a class-action lawsuit against Solomon College and immigration consultantAmarjotSingh. Some 100 current and former students have come forward t...Keep on reading: Foreign students suing Canadian school, consultant for ‘false’ immigration promise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018