Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.
For the longest time, the Philippines has been losing Filipinos “by default” in search of greener pastures abroad. But less than two weeks before a major crossroad that is the May presidential election, millions of overseas Filipino workers can’t help but feel hopeful of better things to come.
SAN FRANCISCO -- And now they are down to nine. This is the sad reality facing the number of surviving Filipino World War II (WWII) veterans who were able to attend the recent Prisoners of War Day.
WASHINGTON - Once a year, the US president attends a party he can’t avoid and is asked to make Washington laugh. When Barack Obama steps onto the stage of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday, April 30, he will carry out that ritual for the eighth and final time.