Man holds mother-in-law hostage in Bataan


Authorities arrested and jailed a 26-year-old man after he held his mother-in-law a hostage in Barangay Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan on Monday.

According to the police, the suspect and his 47-year-old mother-in-law argued after the man thought she was hiding his live-in partner, who is a minor.


The suspect then dragged the victim out of the house and held her at knifepoint.

Authorities responded to calm the suspect until they arrested him.

The suspect will face grave threat, resistance, and disobedience upon persons in authority charges.


Police are also looking into filing child abuse cases against the suspect for allegedly hurting his minor live-in partner.

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PH embassy: Alert level 4 raised, mandatory repatriation for Pinoys in Iraq ordered

The Philippine Embassy raised alert level 4 and ordered mandatory repatriation for Pinoys in Iraq on Wednesday as the tension between the US and the Middle East rises after an Iranian military commander was killed in a drone attack last week.

Department of Foreign Affairs says level 4 is the highest alert level for travel advisories. It also calls for mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq.

Chargé d’Affaires Jomar Sadie urged the Pinoys in Iraq to coordinate closely with their employers and with the Philippine embassy.

He added that Filipinos there need to secure their exit visas and a ticket for the mandatory repatriation.

Sadie also advised overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to keep and hold on to their passports all the time.

Filipinos may reach the embassy at 07816066822; 07516167838; 07518764665; and 07508105240.

They may also contact the embassy via email through or, or through its Facebook page, Philippine Embassy in Iraq.