A quest for justice

The quest for justice being sought by family and friends of Jeffrey “Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transgender slain last year by a 19-year old American serviceman, is far from over. There appears to be a slim chance that the Laude family will get the kind of justice that they hope...

Aquino urges Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio’s courage

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday urged Filipinos to emulate the courage shown by Andres Bonifacio and do their own share in helping the country progress. In a statement released on Bonifacio’s 152nd birth anniversary, Aquino paid tribute to the...

Tagle visits Lumad Kampuhan, shows support to Lumad call for peace

Manila City – Manila Archbishop +Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle visits the Manilakbayan camp in Liwasang Bonifacio today, in support of over 700 Lumad who held a camp-out for the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao. Arriving at six in the morning, unannounced, Manilakbayanis were very happy...

No need for Aquino to apologize over SAF 44 deaths, Palace insists

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is no need for President Benigno Aquino III to apologize for the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members killed during the infamous January 25 Mamasapano clash, a Malacañang spokesperson said Thursday. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said...

Lawyer asks Comelec to cancel Grace Poe’s COC

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A lawyer on Friday filed a disqualification case before the Commission on Elections against Senator Grace Poe a day after the lawmaker filed her certificate of candidacy for president. Lawyer Estrella Elamparo, a former legal counsel of the Government Service...

Miriam Santiago files COC for president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday afternoon filed her certificate of candidacy for president just a few hours shy of the 5 p.m. deadline. It was only on Tuesday that Santiago declared her intention to run for president, saying she was doing so after...

From the PHL to U.S., Pinoys remember Jennifer Laude one year after her death

We want to honor your life by remembering. Remembering so many others who continue to suffer from transphobia and hate violence. Remembering too many lives that have been taken by U.S. militarization in the Philippines. Remembering all those who have been harmed and dehumanized...

Industry group hits gov’t inaction on agriculture smuggling

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) called out the government for supposedly failing to tackle the pressing problem of smuggling, particularly in agriculture products. The alliance, which counts the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) among its...

Luis Manzano stands with Angel Locsin in Lumad cause

Angel Locsin has convinced her boyfriend, actor and TV host Luis Manzano, to join her crusade for justice for the recent murders of two Lumad leaders and a civilian companion in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Or, at the very least, she managed to make him hold up a statement shirt in...

Ampatuan massacre trial hearings to finish by year-end: top judge

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Trial hearings of defendants accused of the massacre of 58 people in the Philippines will finish by the end of the year, the country’s chief justice vowed Thursday. Prosecution and defense lawyers will finish presenting evidence by the end of 2015,...