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Slap on wrist won’t stop abuse of OFWs–Bello

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The “inadequate” penalty the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) meted out to an overseas Philippine labor official for his attempt to cover up a sex abuse case in Saudi Arabia would do little to stop the abuses committed by Filipino officials abroad against their countrymen, fears Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am Honolulu city councilor to run for US Congress

Joey Manahan

Joey Manahan, current Honolulu City Council Member and Filipino immigrant, declared his candidacy for Hawaiʻi’s First Congressional District House seat. If elected, Manahan would be the first Filipino immigrant to serve in the US House of Representatives.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unity of 3 branches of gov’t needed

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

The government needs the powers of all its three branches, not just the executive, to successfully deal with the persistent problem of smuggling in the country, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kalayaan mayor urges PH fishers to defy China

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The mayor of Kalayaan town, in the Spratlys, on Friday said he would encourage Filipino fishermen to ignore China’s new rules that require foreign fishermen to seek permission from Chinese regional authorities before venturing out into the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Legislator unhappy with response to OFW plaints of exploitation


The chair of the House committee on overseas workers affairs is banking on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue the criminal prosecution of the Philippine labor and embassy officials accused of involvement in the sexual exploitation of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US Rep. Honda keeps an eye on his Filipino constituency’s issues

Rep. Mike Honda

Rep. Mike Honda (D — Silicon Valley) reiterated his pledge to help Filipinos recently in the aftermath of Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines). His words brought comfort even to Filipinos who were devastated not by the super-typhoon but by the obstacles to immigration reform and the inability of Filipino veterans to get justice.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Temporary Protected Status for Filipinos in US picks up bipartisan backing

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As Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented Filipinos picked up bipartisan congressional support, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) urged the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant the status.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US spies on PH all the time–Biazon

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon: A normal thing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What’s there to probe? The chair of the House committee on national defense and security, Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon, has thumbed down calls to investigate the allegations of spying by the United States on the Philippines.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Legislators seek answers on US eavesdropping

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ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio: Is the US snooping on government communications? Photo from congress.gov.ph

“Did the United States eavesdrop on President Aquino just like it did on other world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel?”

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


The case of the forged pork barrel signatures


This case. It’s been bugging me like a blackjack to the back of the head. Like a hangover headache after a night of cheap drinks and cheaper dames in a smoky joint somewhere without an address.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »



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