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South Korean court outlaws killing of dogs for meat

A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption has declined as South Koreans increasingly embrace the idea of dogs as man's best friend rather than livestock, with the practice now something of a taboo among younger generations and pressure from activists mounting. Even so it remains a legal grey area. Despite no specific ban, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations or animal protection laws that ban cruel slaughte...Keep on reading: South Korean court outlaws killing of dogs for meat.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 21st, 2018

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court

SEOUL: A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But… link: Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court

SEOUL: A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But [...] The post Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Prosecutors request transfer of suspects in Jee Ick Joo’s slay to Angeles City jail

A panel of prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested the Angeles City Regional Trial Court to transfer the accused in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo from their chosen detention facilities to the Angeles City jail in Pampanga. In an eight-page motion, the prosecutors sought the transfer of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III, a former official of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), Senior Police Officer 3 Ricky M. Sta. Isabel, and Jerry Omlang. Dumlao is currently detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center (PNPCC) while Sta. Isabel and Omlang are both at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Al...Keep on reading: Prosecutors request transfer of suspects in Jee Ick Joo’s slay to Angeles City jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving marathon did, finally, end at 26-24 in the fifth set Friday, with Anderson claiming the most important of the 569 points — the last. So when Anderson left Centre Court, well aware that his 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory earned him the chance to win his first Grand Slam title at age 32, the South African said: "At the end, you feel like this is a draw between the two of us." He continued: "John's such a great guy, and I really feel for him, because if I'd been on the opposite side, I don't know how you can take that, playing for so long and coming up short." Only one match at Wimbledon ever lasted longer: Isner's 2010 first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut, the longest match in tennis history. It went more than 11 hours over three days and finished 70-68 in the fifth on Court 18, which now bears a plaque commemorating it. Friday's contest lasted so long, the day's second semifinal didn't finish. Novak Djokovic was leading Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in a compelling showdown filled with entertaining points that was suspended as soon as the third set concluded at just past 11 p.m., the curfew at the All England Club. Some people in the stands booed the decision to halt the match after a fantastic tiebreaker in which Nadal wasted three set points at 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7. Djokovic cashed in on his second when Nadal's backhand found the net after an 18-stroke exchange. Because Nadal and Djokovic didn't begin playing until after 8 p.m., the retractable roof above the main stadium was shut between the matches and the arena's artificial lights were turned on. Now they'll come back Saturday to figure out who will face Anderson in the final, resuming at 1 p.m. local time, under the roof. The women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will then follow. That creates an unusual situation: Instead of a standard 2 p.m. start, Williams and Kerber won't know exactly when their match will begin. Anderson will certainly appreciate the chance to put his feet up ahead of Sunday's final, while Nadal and Djokovic — who have a combined 29 Grand Slam titles between them, five at Wimbledon — push each other some more. Anderson's fifth set alone lasted nearly 3 hours as his semifinal became a test of endurance more than skill. "He stayed the course incredibly well," said the No. 9 seed Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his first major semifinal. "Just disappointed to lose. I was pretty close to making a Grand Slam final and it didn't happen." Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty. "That definitely brings a smile to my face," said Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open. "At that stage, you're just trying to fight in every single moment, and I was like, 'Just get up!'" The No. 8 seed Anderson eliminated eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a 13-11 fifth set in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Between that and the energy-sapper against Isner, it's hard to imagine how Anderson will have much left for his second Slam final. Wimbledon doesn't use tiebreakers in the fifth set for men, or third set for women, so there's nothing to prevent a match from continuing ad infinitum. Both Isner and Anderson said they'd like to see that change. At one point in the fifth set, a spectator shouted, "Come on, guys! We want to see Rafa!" The 6-foot-8 Anderson and 6-10 Isner go way back, to their college days, Isner at Georgia, Anderson at Illinois. In the pros, Isner had won eight of 11 previous matchups. But this one was as close as can be. There wasn't a whole lot of intrigue, or momentum shifts. The serving, though, was something else. Isner pounded his at up to 142 mph; Anderson reached 136 mph. They combined for 102 aces: 53 by Isner, 49 by Anderson. "The effort they both put in and the performance and the guts, the way they competed — a lot to be proud of," said Justin Gimelstob, one of Isner's coaches. Both failed to seize early opportunities. Isner wasted a set point in the opener. Anderson served for the third at 5-3, got broken, and then had a pair of set points in that tiebreaker, double-faulting one away. By the latter stages, with break chances so rare, murmurs would spread through the Centre Court stands whenever a game's returner got to love-15 or love-30. Could we be about to see the sixth and last break of a match that would end up with 90 holds? Repeatedly, the answer was, of course, "No," even when Anderson held break points at 7-all, 10-all and 17-all. The 10-all game ended with Isner hitting a forehand passing winner on the run to hold, then letting his momentum carry him directly to his sideline chair, where he plopped himself down. By the end, he was looking exhausted, leaning over to rest a hand on a knee between points. "I feel pretty terrible," Isner said afterward. "My left heel is killing me and I have an awful blister on my right foot." He never got a break point in the fifth set. Anderson finally came through on his sixth for a 25-24 lead, when Isner wearily put a backhand into the net. Then Anderson served out the victory, with Isner sailing a forehand wide on match point. Soon, they were meeting for an embrace......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

CA allows policeman to testify in Jee Ick Joo slay

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) junked the appeal of accused policemen to stop a fellow cop from testifying on the case of slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. The CA, through Associate Justice Myra Garcia-Fernandez, agreed with the decision of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court to accept ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Prosecutor says suspects in North Korean death are trained killers

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia --- Two Southeast Asian women on trial for killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader are trained assassins who used "criminal force" to rub the toxic VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face, prosecutors said in their closing arguments Thursday. The women's claim that they were duped by North Korean agents into thinking they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden camera show was an "ingenious attempt ... to cover up their sinister plot in order to obscure the eyes of the public and the court," prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the court. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam, who face the death penalty if convic...Keep on reading: Prosecutor says suspects in North Korean death are trained killers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Transfer of Jee Ick Joo slay suspects to Angeles City sought

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has asked Branch 56 of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to transfer to the Angeles City jail in Pampanga the three accused in the case on slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, citing logistical and legal concerns......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Sokor’s most wanted fugitive in a $100-M scam, nabbed

By Anthony Ching The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested one of South Korea’s most wanted men who is accused of large-scale fraud when he pocketed more than US$100 million in a construction investment scam. Chun Tae Joon was tagged by the Korean embassy in Manila as a high profile fugitive and is listed as top of the order of battle by Seoul authorities, according to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.The 53-year-old Korean fugitive was arrested at the Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman Quezon City after hiding in the Philippines for almost 13 years. He is now detained at the BI warden facility in Bicutan, Taguig City.Morente said the Korean will be deported for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.BI intelligence officer and FSU head Bobby Raquepo said Chun eluded arrest for more than 12 years and that it was only recently that informants tipped the bureau with information that resulted in his capture.Chun is wanted in Korea for large scale fraud and a warrant for his arrest was issued by a district court in Seoul on Oct. 13, 2005.The Korean fled to Manila after the warrant was issued after defrauding 10,000 compatriots of more than US$100 million in a construction investment scam. “The victims were promised big returns should they invest their money in construction projects but they do not really exist,” Raquepo said.He added that the Korean, who holds an expired passport, could be sentenced to life imprisonment if he is convicted......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

JUSTICE FOR ANGELO: SP calls for speedy trial on death of Ilongga OFW

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo filed a resolution requesting the South Korean government to resolve with haste the killing of an Ilonggo Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The provincial board also sought the assistance of the foreign government to gather evidence against the perpetrator in the killing of Angelo Claveria, a […] The post JUSTICE FOR ANGELO: SP calls for speedy trial on death of Ilongga OFW appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Verdict due in corruption trial of SKorea’s ex-president Park

SEOUL: A South Korean court was set to hand down its verdict Friday in the trial of disgraced former President Park Geun-hye, who faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on multiple charges of bribery and abuse of power. Park, the country’s first ever woman leader, was impeached and arrested in March 2017 [...] The post Verdict due in corruption trial of SKorea’s ex-president Park appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Prosecutors seek 30 years jail for ousted South Korea president

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday, February 27, demanded a 30-year-jail sentence for former president Park Geun-hye for corruption and abuse of power. Park, 66, was sacked by the country's top court in March last year over a wide-ranging corruption scandal and has been held in custody ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Frigate deal ‘unaffected’ by SoKor firm’s woes – executive

A South Korean shipbuilder that won the Philippine Navy’s frigate project has assured the Philippine government that it will “continue its utmost effort” to support fleet modernization even after it was barred by the South Korean Supreme Court from joining state-led bids over bribery issues......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect hired for multiple pranks – lawyer

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia – An Indonesian woman charged with the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother was paid by a suspected Pyongyang agent to take part in multiple "pranks" just weeks before the murder, a court heard Friday, February 9. Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong are on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

47 Russians lose late court bid to compete at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Forty-seven Russians implicated in doping lost a last-minute court bid to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday, February 9, just hours before the opening ceremony. The applicants, who included Korean-born speed skater Victor An, had asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Samsung Group heir Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail term

SEOUL — A South Korean appeals court on Monday suspended a jail sentence handed down to Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, setting him free after a year’s detention amid a corruption scandal that brought down the former president. Seoul High Court jailed Lee for two and a half years, reducing the original term by […] The post Samsung Group heir Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail term appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir  

  SEOUL: A South Korean appeals court on Monday upheld Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong’s bribery conviction but cut his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smart phone and memory chip maker, was convicted of bribery in connection with the sprawling corruption scandal [...] The post South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir   appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Huge hospital blaze kills 41 in South Korea – government

SEOUL, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – A huge fire tore through a South Korean hospital Friday, January 26, killing at least 41 people, the government said, in the country's worst blaze for 15 years. More than 80 others were hurt in the fire, which comes just weeks before thousands of athletes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

South Korea court jails ex-culture minister over artist blacklist

SEOUL, South Korea – A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday, January 23, jailed former culture minister Cho Yoon-Sun for two years for her role in drawing up a blacklist of 10,000 artists seen as critical of ousted president Park Geun-Hye's government. Cho had initially been acquitted in July and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Novak Djokovic out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten 7-6 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the fourth round by Hyeon Chung, a 21-year-old South Korean ranked 58th. The point of the match came in the third-set tiebreaker when Chung hit a cross-court passing shot to put him within two points of victory. It ended minutes later when Djokovic hit a backhand wide. Djokovic, who trailed the first set 4-1 but fought back to 5-5 before losing the tiebreaker, took a medical timeout to have his right arm massaged before the start of the second set. He spent six months off the tour last year with a right elbow injury and said he waited until just before the tournament began to decide if he was fit enough to play. Chung will now play another relatively unknown player in the quarterfinals — Tennys Sandgren, a 97th-ranked American who beat No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem earlier Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Cop in Korean’s kidnap-slay turns state witness

ANGELES CITY, Philippines — A police officer accused of involvement in the kidnapping and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo has turned state wi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018