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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.