Two Arrested for 2012 Stabbing Death of U.S. Marine in PH

Two fugitives in hiding for more than five years after being freed following the 2012 stabbing death in the Philippines of Maj. George Anikow, a U.S. Marine, have been re-apprehended, reports Fox News/NY Daily News.

 

Australian Nun Fox Won't Be Deported from PH

Australian nun Patricia Fox will be staying in the Philippines as the Department of Justice (DOJ) has reversed the order of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) that downgraded her missionary visa to a tourist visa, reports Inquirer.net.

Filipino Teachers Hired By Baltimore May Have to Leave U.S.

The visas of about 25 Baltimore public school teachers will expire at the end of this month, forcing the foreign educators to return to countries they haven’t considered home for years, reports the Baltimore Sun,

PH Plans to Give Guns to Neighborhood Leaders

The Philippines' interior ministry said  it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it could fuel even more violence in the country's notoriously bloody crackdown, reports Yahoo News.

PH Peso Falls to 12-Year Low

The peso fell to its weakest level in 12 years on Wednesday as traders digested dovish statements of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas officials that made financial markets uncertain about another interest rate next week to help cap consumer prices, reports Inquirer.net.

New School to Be Named After Jose Antonio Vargas

 Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

To honor a former Crittenden Middle School student who went on to become a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Mountain View Whisman School District board members agreed last week to name a new school after Jose Antonio Vargas, reports the Mountain View Voice.

PH Bishops Demand Capture of Priest's Murderers

 Fr. Richmond Nilo

Fr. Richmond Nilo

A Philippines Catholic bishops group is demanding that police capture the “bloody murderers” responsible for the “brutal death” of one of their priests, Fr. Richmond Nilo, who was gunned down inside a chapel just prior to Mass Sunday, reports Fox News.

PH Says Chinese Seizure of Fishermen's Fish Unacceptable

The Philippine president's office on Monday called Chinese seizures of fish caught by Philippine fishing boats near a disputed shoal unacceptable, and presented three fishermen who described their experiences, reports Yahoo News.