A 24-year-old Filipina, who is feared to be a victim of sex trafficking in New York City, has escaped her controlling husband, whom she accused of torturing, enslaving and forcing her to work in an underground sex club in lower Manhattan for years.




The criminal prosecution of two whistle-blowing nurses, who reported to the Texas Medical Board a Filipino-American doctor practicing “bad medicine,” is one of the Top 10 medical news stories of 2010, according to the Medscape Medical News.

MANILA — The suspense is over.

A 60-year-old balikbayan from New York City showed up on Thursday at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Pasay City and claimed the P741,176,323.20 (or about U.S.$17 million) jackpot of the 6/55 Grand Lotto on-line lottery draw on Nov 29, ending wild speculations on who the lone winner was.


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McLEAN, Virginia — A 50-year-old Fil-Am grandmother threw her 2 1/2 years old granddaughter several stories to her death from a walkway at a shopping mall after a family outing, police said on Tuesday.

A woman scrolls through documents on the WikiLeaks website next to an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Schwerin, Germany on Nov. 30.  (AFP/DPA/File/Jens Buttner)


MANILA — A total of 1,796 of the more than 250,000 diplomatic cables sent by U.S. embassies around the globe between 1966 and February this year — and made available online by WikiLeaks — came from Manila.

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