The long nightmare for German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, which began when they were abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits in the waters between the Philippines and Malaysia last April, is finally over. They were released on Friday night, and found walking outside the town of Patikul, on Jolo island.
By Neal H. Cruz
Jejomar Binay has this habit of overstaying. He and his wife and son have been overstaying as mayors of Makati; and Binay himself has been overstaying as national president of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP).
By Ramon Farolan
Last week two German hostages being held by the Abu Sayyaf since April were released after full payment of a P250-million ransom demand. This according to Abu Sayyaf sources.
By Antonio Montalvan II
In the aftermath of Manila’s heritage “massacre,” the question has been asked whether the construction of the 47-floor Torre de Manila violates the law. Nothing beats asking Trixie Cruz Angeles, the country’s primary heritage lawyer who played a principal role in crafting the National Cultural Heritage Law as embodied in Republic Act No. 10066.