By Tarra Quismundo
The Department of Foreign Affairs set up Thursday a fact-finding body to investigate alleged sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino workers in at least three Philippine diplomatic posts in the Middle East as it asked eight more of the country’s ambassadors in the region to come home “for consultations.”
By Christian V. Esguerra
Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello threatened on Thursday to reveal more damaging evidence against overseas welfare officer Mario Antonio if he would insist on his “brazen lie” that illegal recruiters had made up the “sex-for-flight” scandal.
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
Can a brother marry his sister? “Yes,” according to retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz, as long as he’s gay and she’s a lesbian.
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.
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 Rodel Rodis
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos in consular cities all over the world attended the June 12 Philippine Independence Day festivities hosted by their local Philippine embassies and consulates.
By Frances Mangosing
US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with top defense and military officials at Camp Aguinaldo Tuesday as part of his three-day official visit to the Philippines.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello claimed Tuesday that three Philippine embassy officials have been sexually exploiting distressed Filipino female workers in the Middle East, a practice that higher-ups had allegedly ignored.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen denied reports that he made an “outburst” during the 10th International Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency in The Hague, Netherlands last month.
By Benjamin Pimentel
This Father’s Day, I’m honoring my grandfather. I never met him. He died two years before I was born.
By Emil Guillermo
Most of us will celebrate Filipino Independence day throughout the weekend since June 12 coming mid-week was inconvenient for most of us who generally are not free from our wage slave bosses and modern colonial obligations (irony of ironies).