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July 2015

Korean arrested for punching, choking and threatening to stab his girlfriend

A Korean has been arrested after he punched and threatened to stab his live-in Filipina partner in their rented condominium in Angeles City. 47-year-old Hyung Chul Kim, who works as a ‘tourist guide’ for fellow Koreans, is accused of grabbing and forcibly undressing his girlfriend after she was packing to leave…





US report on human traffic fight in Philippines: OK, but could do better

The United States Department of State has placed the Philippines on a Tier #2 Watch List status for the fifth year running in its global Trafficking in People report. The US accused the country of “pervasive corruption” in the government which has ultimately undermined efforts to eliminate human trafficking. Secretay of State John Kerry…


Foreign National Dead In Scuba Diving Accident In Lapu-Lapu – Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 64-year-old Japanese national was killed during scuba-diving activities in Olongo Island, Lapu-Lapu City.  Authorities said the victim, Kenichi Makaisuma of Yama-guchi, Japan was pulled from the waters after he and his friend were seen moving differently under the water. Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation was in…




Fil-Am Being Hunted For Murder in Olongapo City

  OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – A young Filipino-American has been tagged as the main suspect in the murder of a local supermarket employee last week in Olongapo City.  29-year-old Jonathan Dewayne Ciocon Viane is being hunted by local authorities for the murder of 23-year-old Karie Ces “Aika’ Majica. Majica was…