By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed support on Wednesday by moves of the government to investigate Philippine embassy officials allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of distressed overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East.
By Tina G. Santos
A Philippine overseas labor official accused of running a prostitution ring using distressed overseas Filipino workers in Jordan said Wednesday he suspects illegal recruitment agencies and human traffickers were behind the allegations against him.
By Frances Mangosing
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista on Wednesday confirmed that the military has launched re-provisioning and troop rotation activities in the Ayungin Shoal.
The Philippines Wednesday said it would keep its peacekeepers in the Golan Heights until at least August, and may stay longer if the United Nations increased security there.
By Maricar Cinco
Three Chinese nationals were arrested in a buy bust operation that resulted in the seizure of 26.7 kilos of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P135 million, which was to be sold in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the police said on Wednesday.
By Maila Ager
Vice President Jejomar Binay led Wednesday the launch of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) OFW Center, which is envisioned to be a one-stop shop for migrant workers-related services and transactions.
By Maila Ager
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday urged Filipino workers abroad to file complaints against embassy officials and staff who have committed any acts of abuse as he promised to punish them “to the fullest extent of the law.”
By Matikas Santos
The overseas Filipino workers who accused Philippine Embassy officials and personnel in the Middle East of sexual abuse are willing to come out and file complaints if government could guarantee their safety, the Migrante Partylist said.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Manila sent fresh troops and supplies to a Philippine-occupied shoal in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) where Chinese ships recently established a presence.
By Karen Boncocan
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday said an investigation into the “sex-for-fly” scheme involving three Philippine Embassy officials has started as he ordered the trio to come home immediately.
By Armando Chavez
What a way to celebrate the 115th year of Philippine independence—Filipinos transformed San Francisco’s landmark Union Square into a Philippine town plaza for a day last June 15.
By Rose Paquette
Forty years. That’s how long the Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJJ, a multiservice civil rights organization, has been serving the more vulnerable in the Filipino community in the San Francisco Bay Area’s “East Bay.”