Excerpts from Award-winning Filipino American playwright Heather Marlowe’s “The Haze,” will be presented by former State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma and supporter Patricia Lurie on July 24 at 5:15 p.m. at The Open Square Space at Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street in the Presidio.
By Shingo Ito
The maverick mayor of Osaka on Thursday offered to meet former “comfort women” to apologize for their suffering after causing an international storm when he said they served a “necessary” role in wartime.
By Harvey I. Barkin
Should the killer of Claire Joyce Tempongko have been convicted of manslaughter and given a less severe sentence instead of murder, which carries a heavier penalty, because a lower court allegedly erred in instructing the jury on the distinction between murder and manslaughter?
By Mila de Guzman
SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women. The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]
Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil.