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Comelec annuls proclamation of Marinduque representative

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MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has annulled the proclamation of Regina Ongsiako Reyes as the winning representative of Marinduque province in the May 13 midterm elections.

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Bohol Police trained by New York’s Finest

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – The Central Visayan Province of Bohol in the Philippines is adding its security forces as a come-on for tourists and investors, who want to sample its tourist spots as the rolling Chocolate Hills, the Sandugo (blood compact) Festival and other pristine beaches as they conduct their business in the home province of the Philippines’ eighth president (Carlos P. Garcia) and the site of the oldest Philippine Catholic church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Baclayon.

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Justices challenge arguments vs RH

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Forces opposed to the Reproductive Health Act unleashed their most scathing arguments against the law in oral arguments Tuesday in the hopes of convincing the magistrates of the Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional.

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WIFE GETS 40 YEARS TO LIFE FOR MURDER OF EX-NAIA GM

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – Believing that her family would not be able to survive if she were to die of cancer, the then 41-year-old Filipino American mother, Annamaria Magno Gana, decided to shoot and kill her husband and their two other children so they would all “go together.”

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European tourists expected to pour in

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More European tourists are expected to visit the country after the European Union (EU) lifted a three-year ban on local airlines, top officials said.

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‘Sex for fly’ scandal tip of iceberg, says solon

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Tent City: Stranded OFWs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by: Ellen Tordesillas)

The sex for fly scandal involving officials in different diplomatic posts of the country in the Middle East is just the tip of the iceberg and must be seen in the context of the crackdown being done against undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said yesterday.

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Mayor Fulop Announces Desk Audit of City Workers and Programs

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that his administration has started a desk audit of every management and supervisory city employee to determine the functions, accomplishments over the last year, and any outside employment beyond the employee’s city hall responsibilities for each individual.

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IMMIGRATION REFORM CLEARS THE SENATE

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Senator Chuck Schumer

New York, NY ---  On Thursday, June 27, after decades of advocacy for a fair, just, and workable immigration system, S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” cleared the Senate with an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The bill’s passage brings the country one step closer to a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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VA will now accept PH Army docs for denied Veterans

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – An official of the White House has disclosed that if records of Filipino World War II veterans could not be located at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) “will obtain copies of certain Philippine Army documents from the Adjutant General of the Philippines.”

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Gawad Kalinga founder, Tony Meloto

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MANILA – The leading French newspaper Le Figaro recently lauded Gawad Kalinga and its founder, Tony Meloto.

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