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Iglesia Ni Cristo security group ‘men-in-black’ harass 2 reporters in US; journalist groups, NUJP alarmed

Iglesia Ni Cristo security group ‘men-in-black’ harass 2 reporters in US; journalist groups, NUJP alarmed

By BicolToday.com News Team CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces the harassment by Iglesia ni Cristo security men of US-based colleagues…

Death toll in Taiwan quake rises to 19, over 500 injured

Death toll in Taiwan quake rises to 19, over 500 injured

TAINAN, Taiwan, 7Feb2016– The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday rose to 19 people as rescue efforts continued Sunday, according to emergency response officials.…

Taiwan quake kills 18

Taiwan quake kills 18

TAIPEI, 7Feb2016 — The death toll of a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan has reached 18 by Sunday morning, the latest statistics from a local fire agency said. A…

Kota Kinabalu high court orders release of 10 Filipinos among 27 accused in 2013 Lahad Datu, Sabah fighting

Kota Kinabalu high court orders release of 10 Filipinos among 27 accused in 2013 Lahad Datu, Sabah fighting

By BicolToday.com News Team KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Several Filipinos jailed in connection with the stand-off in Sabah between “troops” of Sabah claimant, the Kiram family of the Sultanate of…

Rights violations continuing; Aquino fails, Duterte ‘endorser’

Rights violations continuing; Aquino fails, Duterte ‘endorser’

Human Rights Watch world report on Philippines: NEW YORK, 28Jan2016 – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s six-year term in office will end in mid-2016 without achieving his promised goal to…

Santa Clara, Filipino industrial firm, sets up office in Oman

Santa Clara, Filipino industrial firm, sets up office in Oman

MUSCAT, OMAN – Philippine Ambassador to the Sultate of Oman Narciso T. Castañeda received in his office Mr. Arthur C. Bassig, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Sta. Clara…

135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC

135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC

GENEVA, Jan. 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Geneva based press watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Monday said 135 journalists were killed in 33 countries last year, warning the risks remain…

Let’s help the typhoon victims in Sorsogon

Let’s help the typhoon victims in Sorsogon

It shall take more than a year for coconut trees to bear fruits again. The coconuts which are cooked into copra to be sold to middlemen. The money from this…

Pinoy seaman honored in London

Pinoy seaman honored in London

MANILA – In ceremonies held at its headquarters in London, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) cited Filipino seafarer Vicente Somera for exceptional bravery at sea. Presiding over the awards ceremonies,…

Human Rights Watch concerned over Indonesia’s media ban on Papua

Human Rights Watch concerned over Indonesia’s media ban on Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Human Rights Watch said Indonesian authorities continue to restrict access by foreign journalists and rights monitors to Indonesia’s easternmost provinces of Papua, raising serious concerns about the…