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American paedophile, aged 70, to be deported after Angeles City arrest

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deport a convicted American paedophile after he was arrested in Angeles City for violating the conditions of his parole. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente confirmed today (Tuesday, August 22) that Ronald Omar Pelletier would be sent back to the United States “for being an undesirable…


US Marine who murdered ladyboy takes fight for freedom to Supreme Court

The US Marine jailed for killing a ladyboy in Subic is taking his fight for freedom the the Supreme Court. Last week the Court of Appeals (CA) threw out Joseph Scott Pemberton’s bid to scrap his conviction for killing transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in 2014. “We will elevate the resolution…





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Terrorism

Alleged recruiter for Marawi terrorists arrested in Indonesia

Indonesian police today (Friday, August 11) arrested a suspected recruiter for Islamic State-affiliated militants who are continuing to hold out in Marawi. Nearly 700 people, including 120 soldiers, have been killed in the conflict after local Maute Group terrorists and other jihadists went on the rampage in the city on…

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Lifestyle

Insider knowledge: The best loyalty card schemes of the Philippines

Everybody loves a bargain, and in the Philippines many people have made a fine art of saving a peso here, and a centavo there. In particular, store loyalty cards are everywhere, offering discounts, exclusive offers and more. Here, money-saving expert Boom Rizal introduces some of the country’s most worthwhile schemes……

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Environment

Palawan highway expansion dubbed “environmental disaster”

A plan to expand Palawan’s national highway from two to six lanes has been dubbed an “environmental disaster”. In particular, protesters are concerned about a scenic stretch of the existing road overhung by acacia trees that form a tunnel-like canopy. An online petition to protect the trees has already gained…

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