WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Raymond Partolan, a 22-year-old son of Filipino undocumented immigrants, flew in from Atlanta, Georgia, so he could participate in last Monday’s (April 18) rally in front of the Supreme Court where thousands of others drew attention to the plight of millions of individuals and families who would benefit from temporary immigration relief, like protection from deportation.
Nowhere to go but further. Or so it seems for former child prodigy Mikaela Irene Fudolig, who entered college at 11, graduated summa cum laude in Physics at 16, and took her master’s and Ph.D. degrees shortly after.
An Australian expert on water management has warned that the the Philippines is at risk of massive water shortage even after the El Niño phenomenon passes because of inadequate policies to govern water use in the face of expanding roads, housing projects, malls and other infrastructure.
Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gained solo lead in the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Tuesday, April 12.
CAIRO, Egypt -- The jihadist Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for clashes between the extremist Abu Sayyaf linked to the group and Philippine troops this week that led to the death of 18 soldiers, a claim that the Philippine government has dismissed as “purely propaganda.”
After a year of working in government-run Biliran Provincial Hospital, Jane (who requested that her full name not be published) was ready to call it quits. Hired as a “casual employee” with no benefits and job security, the 22-year-old said she was looking forward to better pay abroad.
BERLIN -- German lawmakers have halted a project to build a monument in Berlin celebrating the country’s reunification, a plan that has been dogged by rising costs and other problems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lieutenant Celestino Almeda, 99, of Gaithersburg, Maryland and Private Rodolfo Panaglima, 86, of Arlington, Virginia were honored April 8 during public ceremonies marking the 74th anniversary of the fall of Bataan, one of the critical moments of World War II in the Pacific theater.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has reminded Filipino diplomats to maintain its political neutrality and to avoid campaigning for candidates, particularly on social media, warning that such action is an election offense punishable by law.
There is no change in Catholic doctrine in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amori Laetitia” or “The Joy of Love” except that it welcomes people in difficult situations such as single parents, gay people and unmarried straight couples who are living together, according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).