News

SCOTUS blocks Obama immigration plan; original DACA not affected

User Rating:  / 1

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California-wide advocacy group expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 United States v. Texas decision blocking President Obama’s effort to expand DACA and DAPA programs, but stressed that the decision does not affect the original DACA program, which remains available to at least a million applicants.

Read more: SCOTUS blocks Obama immigration plan; original DACA not affected

Senators pay tribute to Ernesto Maceda

User Rating:  / 1
Former Sen. Rene Saguisag offers his eulogy to the late Senator Ernesto Maceda during a necrological service at the Senate on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Inquirer photo / Grig C. Montegrande

Senators on Thursday, June 23, eulogized the late Senate President Ernesto Maceda for his deep knowledge of legislation and politics, and valuable contributions to nation-building.

Read more: Senators pay tribute to Ernesto Maceda

Duterte to release jailed Reds even before amnesty

User Rating:  / 1

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte will order the unconditional release of several political prisoners as a “gesture of goodwill” by his administration in upcoming peace talks with the communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), according to his chief peace negotiator.

Read more: Duterte to release jailed Reds even before amnesty

Duterte calls CHR chair idiot

User Rating:  / 1
CHR Chair Chito Gascon

DAVAO CITY - “Shut up!” In his characteristic harsh language, presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, May 26, slammed both Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Chito Gascon and incoming Sen. Leila de Lima, for calling him out on his previous actuations.

Read more: Duterte calls CHR chair idiot

Only Filipina WWII US Silver Star recipient dies at 95

User Rating:  / 2
Magdalena Leones in her youth.

SAN FRANCISCO  -- Filipino WWII veterans and her family members mourn the passing of  Cpl. Magdalena Estoista Leones, 95, who entered the history books as the only Asian female to have been awarded the Silver Star in World War II for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. She died Thursday, June 16.

Read more: Only Filipina WWII US Silver Star recipient dies at 95

Marcos hero’s burial sparks outrage

User Rating:  / 0
Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Plans by the Philippines’ controversial incoming president to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, May 24, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman’s crimes.

Read more: Marcos hero’s burial sparks outrage

Incoming AFP chief says Duterte not leading PH to communism

User Rating:  / 1
Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya, commanding general of the Southern Luzon Command. Inquirer photo

Outgoing Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya on Monday, June 20, brushed off talk that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is “slowly moving the country to communism.”

Read more: Incoming AFP chief says Duterte not leading PH to communism

Duterte: If it’s preposterous, then don’t believe it!

User Rating:  / 1
WOMEN’S RIGHTS VIOLATOR? Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, cited by the Commission on Human Rights for violating women’s rights, poses with a woman after his press conference at a hotel in Davao City on Thursday. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY - He has stage 4 cancer and is dying. (Joke!) He will deliver a five-minute inaugural speech. (Joke!) He will solve the country’s crime problem in three to six months (may be a joke).

Read more: Duterte: If it’s preposterous, then don’t believe it!

PH fishers pin hope on UN tribunal

User Rating:  / 2
WAITING FOR RULING. A fisherman and his wife fix their nets next to a fishing fleet at the port in Masinloc, Zambales province. A recent incident at the nearby Panatag Shoal is part of a long-running territorial row between the Philippines and China, which sits at the heart of a UN-backed tribunal that is expected to rule in the coming weeks. AFP

INFANTA, Zambales -- Jonathan Almandrez was chased away from the rich fishing grounds of a South China Sea lagoon by a Chinese patrol, something he hopes will stop happening if the Philippines wins an international legal case against China.

Read more: PH fishers pin hope on UN tribunal

Duterte to PNP, NBI, PDEA, BuCor: Big revamp is coming

User Rating:  / 1
Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte calls for a press conference on Wednesday evening until Thursday dawn and vows to hit hard against police officials involved in the illegal drug trade following an incident in a concert in Pasay City that left 5 people dead. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY - Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte warned at least four major law enforcement agencies that they face a “massive revamp” once he’s in power, as he expressed anger over the deaths of five concertgoers in Pasay City last week and called the tragedy a “failure of intelligence” in the war on illegal drugs.

Read more: Duterte to PNP, NBI, PDEA, BuCor: Big revamp is coming

The Filipino Express

2711 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306 USA.

Phone: 201 434-1114
Fax: 201 434-0880

www.filipinoexpress.com
E-mail: Filexpress@aol.com

Who's Online

We have 445 guests and no members online

Cynthia V. Reyes DMD