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Fisherman adrift at sea for 12 days rescued in Negros Occidental

Oct 24, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The 65-year-old fisherman from Palawan held on to his capsized pump boat and only drank sea water for 12 days until he was rescued, says Sipalay City Councilor Dionilo Bogtae

RESCUED. Orlando Warizal, a 65-year-old fisherman from Palawan, receives first aid after being rescued by local fishermen in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. Photo courtesy of Edmund Tanjusay LiganÂ

IN PHOTOS: Emotional reunion of freed Indonesian fishermen with their families

Oct 31, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The Indonesian fishermen were kidnapped by Somali pirates for almost 5 years

TIGHT EMBRACE. A hostage reunites with his family after 5 years under captivity. Photo by Antara

Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds

May 26, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Amid the effects of El Nino seaweed production help the fisherfolk community of Naborot Island to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda

FISHERFOLKS. Women members harvest seaweeds while it's low tide. Photos from Dennis Amata

FAST FACTS: What Pope Francis wears

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Pope Francis is often described as very simple with his choice of vestments

FRANCIS THE WORKER. Pope Francis teaches us the value of work because he himself worked before he entered the priesthood. File photo from EPA

Homicide charges set over Taiwan fisherman's death

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:56 PM

The Department of Justice says 8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel engaged in a conspiracy to kill a Taiwanese

INSPECTING THE PCG BOAT. Filipino and Taiwanese investigators inspect the MCS-3001 vessel involved in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in South Harbor, Manila, Philippines, 28 May 2013. Photo by Susan Corpuz/EPA

Fiberglass boats for Haiyan-hit fishermen

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Fishermen from areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda get back on track with new boats with one major difference

The ingenuity of the Filipino spirit

Dec 25, 2013 - 10:41 AM

It is not because Filipinos are naturally resilient but maybe because to be strong is the only option left for them and their loved ones to survive

FILIPINO INVENTOR. A fisherman fashions together two refrigerators in this makeshift boat. Photo by Anton Mari Lim

Batanes fisherman rescued in Japan comes home

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Julio Balanoba recuperated at the Okinawa hospital around 860 kilometers away from Basco Batanes from where he drifted

HOME. Julio Balanoba, the Ivatan fisherman rescued by the Japanese Coast Guard, arrives August 27 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Missing Batanes fisherman found in Japan

Aug 21, 2013 - 3:58 PM

48 year old Julio Balanoba survived on rain water bananas and watermelon he had collected from Babuyan Island He sounded weak but fine in an Okinawa hospital

Manila gives 'official apology' for Taiwan fisherman's death

Aug 08, 2013 - 6:24 PM

MECO chief conveys the Philippine people s deep regret and apology to the family of Mr Hung Shih cheng over this unfortunate loss of life of their beloved one

CROSS-STRAIT APOLOGY. Amadeo Perez (C) chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, arrives at the Taoyuan International Airport outside Taipei, Taiwan, 08 August 2013, as envoy of President Benigno Aquino III, to apologies to the family of Taiwan fisherman Hung Shih-Cheng who was killed on 09 May by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Photo by EPA/David Chang

Rappler Newscast | August 7, 2013

Aug 07, 2013 - 9:38 PM

3 explosions rock Southern Philippines Coast guard personnel who shot Taiwanese fisherman face homicide charges How Janet Napoles got away

Taiwan ministry: Let’s lift sanctions vs PH

Aug 07, 2013 - 6:03 PM

The foreign ministry in Taipei acknowledges as constructive response Manila s move to recommend homicide charges vs coastguard personnel who killed a Taiwanese fisherman

Homicide charges eyed over Taiwanese death

Aug 07, 2013 - 2:38 PM

2nd UPDATE The NBI recommends the filing of homicide charges against 8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel over a Taiwanese fisherman s death

INSPECTING THE PCG BOAT. Filipino and Taiwanese investigators inspect the MCS-3001 vessel involved in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in South Harbor, Manila, Philippines, 28 May 2013. Photo by Susan Corpuz/EPA

PH-Taiwan row: Can’t help jobless OFWs

Jul 10, 2013 - 5:38 PM

The Philippines tells up to 16 000 affected OFWs: Find other jobs abroad

'Pinoys lose 10,000 jobs due to PH-Taiwan row'

Jul 08, 2013 - 6:43 PM

OFW Family Club Rep Roy Señeres says PH could lose at least US 2 billion in remittances in the next 3 years if the contracts of the OFWs are not renewed

Taiwan, PH vow to avoid force in disputes

Jun 16, 2013 - 1:46 PM

The agreement is reached as both countries tackle a row over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by members of the Philippine Coast Guard

NBI: Charge PCG for Taiwanese death

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:40 PM

UPDATED The NBI has recommended the filing of criminal and administrative charges against Coast Guard personnel who shot dead a Taiwanese fisherman in May

INSPECTING THE PCG BOAT. Filipino and Taiwanese investigators inspect the MCS-3001 vessel involved in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in South Harbor, Manila, Philippines, 28 May 2013. Photo by Susan Corpuz/EPA

Taiwan, PH probers to discuss findings

Jun 06, 2013 - 6:41 PM

DOJ s Leila de Lima says probers will avoid cross checking their findings

Rappler Newscast | June 3 2013

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Gov orders aviation officials to clear Davao Airport A Davao university calls for boycott of Cebu Pacific Taiwanese investigators identify gun used in shooting

PH 'rushing' probe into Taiwanese fisherman's shooting

Jun 03, 2013 - 5:07 PM

Manila s justice department says it wants to douse further speculations and finalize its part of the parallel investigation with Taipei

Taiwan identifies gun used to shoot fisherman

Jun 01, 2013 - 7:22 PM

Taipei and Manila swapped teams of investigators following weeks of acrimony

PARALLEL PROBE. The Taiwanese team will start their investigation with a ballistics test. Screenshot from video

Standing firm against Taiwan's strong-arm tactics

May 29, 2013 - 6:16 PM

The Taiwanese government s reactions smack of duplicity and opportunism

Rappler Newscast | May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Suspected communist rebels kill 8 members of SFA in Cagayan MILF joins hunt for Abu Sayyaf members PH and Taiwan begin parallel investigations on death of Taiwanese fisherman

Palace denies new conditions from Taiwan

May 26, 2013 - 7:10 PM

Taiwan has not imposed new conditions for the parallel probe on a Taiwanese fisherman s death a Palace spokesperson says

De Lima: Not true NBI can't go to Taiwan

May 23, 2013 - 3:31 PM

There is no truth to a report that Taipei disallowed NBI s trip to Taiwan says Justice Secretary De Lima

Rappler Newscast | May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Satellites show killed fisherman didn t enter PH Aquino announces P75billion military upgrade Leni Robredo: rival used systematic methods of vote buying

Taiwan data recorder rejects PH claim

May 22, 2013 - 6:51 AM

Taiwan says satellite records indicate that the fisherman had been fishing within Taiwan s exclusive economic zone

PARALLEL INVESTIGATION. Taiwanese probers are returning to Manila for a ‘parallel investigation’ with the Philippines over slain Taiwanese fisherman. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Philippines rejects Taiwan 'murder' claims

May 18, 2013 - 1:56 PM

The head of the Taiwan team investigating the incident says evidence shows PH law enforcers were intentionally shooting the fishing boat

Taiwan leader calls for calm amid outrage in PH

May 17, 2013 - 9:26 PM

Taiwanese Ma Ying jeou leader calls for calm and promised to protect Filipinos on the island amid widespread anger at the Philippines over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman

Rappler Newscast | May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Aquino Pimentel Trillanes are proclaimed senators Comelec used faxed tallies for Thursday s proclamation DOJ: Taiwan should make official request before probing death of Taiwanese fisherman

Filipino hurt as tensions rise in Taiwan

May 17, 2013 - 7:55 PM

MECO chairman Amadeo Perez confirms that an overseas Filipino worker was attacked with a baseball bat in Taiwan as tensions rise over a slain Taiwanese fisherman

ONE HURT. A Filipino is confirmed hurt as tensions between Taiwan and Philippines rise.

DOJ to Taiwan: ‘You just can’t come here'

May 17, 2013 - 8:20 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says it would be impossible to conduct a joint probe with Taiwan over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters

HOLD ON. Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says that Taiwan cannot just send investigators in the Philippines without an official request.

PH: No joint probe with Taiwan yet

May 16, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says he has not yet received any approval for a joint investigation between Taiwan and the Philippines over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman

FROM TAIWAN. A team of Taiwanese investigators arrived in Manila Thursday morning headed by Perry Pei-hwang Shen, the Director General of Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Taiwan beefs up patrols in waters near PH

May 12, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Taiwan dispatches four coastguard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines following public outrage over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coastguards

Pope Francis eschews tradition with silver ring

Mar 18, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Pope Francis chooses a ring designed decades ago rather than one created specifically for him

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at St Peter's square during his first Angelus prayer at the Vatican on March 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO