Nov 25, 2016

Body politic: famous preserved corpses

Ferdinand Marcos’ burial in Heroes’ Cemetery last week removed him from the relatively exclusive global club of famous bodies on display. Here are some of the others: Vladimir Lenin Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was the original communist leader to be embalmed, starting a trend ...

Nov 25, 2016

Philippines arrests 1,240 Chinese for illegal work

More 1,200 Chinese nationals suspected to be working illegally for an online gambling operator have been arrested at a resort and casino complex north of Manila, the Philippine immigration chief said Friday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the documents of the 1,240 Chinese nationals ...

Drug dealer says he gave money to Philippine senator, police

Nov 23, 2016

Drug dealer says he gave money to Philippine senator, police

A self-confessed drug dealer, whose father was killed in an alleged gun fight in prison, has testified before a Philippine Senate investigation that he provided police officials and an opposition senator millions of pesos in protection money. Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. said Wednesday that ...

Nov 23, 2016

Philippines charges bankers for ignoring cyberheist

The Philippines has filed charges against five officials of RCBC bank and a former treasurer who “wilfully ignored” suspicious activity that led to tens of millions of dollars vanishing after a heist on Bangladesh’s central bank. Unknown cybercriminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion ...