Leave now, Palace urges Filipinos in Yemen MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang on Thursday appealed to an estimated 700 Filipinos who are still in Yemen to avail of the government's mandatory repatriation program following reports that the political and security situation in the East African country has further deteriorated.
Wire reports said Saudi Arabia, in coordination with a coalition of 10 allies, had launched an air campaign against Houthi rebels closing in on Aden, the strife-torn nation's second largest city.
Yemeni President Abed Mansour Hadi has fled the presidential palace in the southern port city, the reports said. However, it was not clear if Hadi had left the country, which shares a long b...Keep on reading: Leave now, Palace urges Filipinos in Yemen
Vice President Binay renews death row appeal to Indonesia President Widodo Vice President Jejomar Binay renewed his appeal on Friday to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for the commutation of the death sentence of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) caught carrying a suitcase containing illegal drugs in Indonesia.
"I am once again appealing to President Widodo's good heart for the commutation of the death sentence of our kababayan, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, who is scheduled to be executed in Yogyakarta," Binay saidin a statement.
"I ask this, with the deepest bond of brotherhood and friendship of our peoples, a bond that I am confident will only grow stronger in the years to come," he said.
Binay, presidential adviser on OFW concerns, issued the appeal as...Keep on reading: Vice President Binay renews death row appeal to Indonesia President Widodo
Aquino should not be crucified for Mamasapano incident–House allies President Benigno Aquino III was a "victim," too, in the Mamasapano debacle, according to his allies at the House of Representatives.
Liberal Party (LP) lawmakerson Fridaysought to paint a picture of a suffering Aquino, whose approval and trust ratings had plunged to their lowest levels in the aftermath of theJan. 25bloodshed in
Maguindanao province, the worst crisis to hit his administration.
READ: Pulse Asia: Aquino trust, approval ratings at their lowest after Mamasapano incident
Aquino "is also a victim in the bloody Mamasapano raid and should not be treated like he is one of culprits" in the clash that killed more than 60, including 44 police commandos, said Western Sa...Keep on reading: Aquino should not be crucified for Mamasapano incident–House allies
Ping on presidency: It's destiny MANILA - Former Senator Panfilo Lacson has not yet decided whether he would run for president in 2016, noting that winning the presidency is destiny.
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