By Harvey I. Barkin
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.
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.
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.
By Gil Cabacungan
, Tarra Quismundo
“Did the United States eavesdrop on President Aquino just like it did on other world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel?”
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
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.
Incumbent Rep. Mike Honda received the endorsement of KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress for his re-election to California’s 17th Congressional District.
By Susan K
Our lawmakers claim they need pork barrel funds because most of their constituents are poor and they want to provide them basic services to improve their lot. ‘In times of distress and emergency, who do they run to for help? Who else but us, say many politicians, who insist that they use their personal money and pork barrel to respond to the needs of the people.
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations through its chair Ed Navarra, criticized as “revolting” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz comparison of his less than 24 hours of filibustering against the Affordable Care Act to the Bataan Death March.
From one of the world’s major centers of international diplomacy, Geneva to the deserts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, migrant Filipinos are making their voices heard.
By Boying Pimentel
Peachy Rallonza Bretana’s social activism has followed a pattern: she saw something on Facebook and got really mad.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday called for the review and subsequent amendment of the Salary Standardization Law to address the exodus of highly skilled government workers to higher paying jobs abroad.
By Karen Boncocan
After securing the chairmanship for the committee on overseas workers affairs at the House of Representatives, Akbayan’s Walden Bello on Tuesday said that he would seek the investigation of the alleged sexual exploitation cases on distressed female Filipino workers in the Middle East.