California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

It’s official: California will observe a Larry Itliong Day each year to honor the legacy of the Filipino American labor organizer who fought for racial justice and farmworkers’ rights. Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) signed into law AB 7 proclaiming the...

Palace to Congress, judiciary: Help address human rights problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday asked Congress and the judiciary to come together with the executive branch of government and explore ways to address human rights issues being raised in the US State Department’s 2014 report on the Philippines. Deputy presidential...

Solons question competence of PNP execs in Monday’s BBL hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two lawmakers on Monday cast doubt on the competence of police officials who attended the day’s House hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law after one of them said the proposed legislation is silent on the relationship between the Philippine National Police chief...

Roxas says he wasn’t told in advance of raid

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine interior secretary said Sunday he did not know in advance of plans for an anti-terror raid that triggered a bloodbath in which 44 police commandos were killed. Manuel Roxas, who is in charge of the national police, said he had...

UNA defends Binay son for snubbing Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The secretary-general of United Nationalist Alliance on Wednesday defended Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. for his failure to appear before the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee investigation on the alleged overpricing of the P2.2 billion Makati City Hall...

Congress to pass 13th month pay exemption hike, 8 other bills, before Christmas break

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday that Congressional leaders have agreed to tackle and pass a host of key measures before the Christmas break, including laws to purge unfair business practices, and to increase the take-home pay of workers in the...

Obama’s immigration relief not a pathway to legalization or citizenship

Thousands of undocumented Filipinos living in the United States must have been dismayed by President Barack Obama’s sensational immigration relief. I’m sure they were expecting a much broader immigration reform. They thought for awhile that the contents of the Executive Order of...

UNA: Extended Senate probe to be ‘in aid of demolition’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said it expects the extended Senate hearings into alleged irregularities involving the VP would be “in aid of demolition” instead of in aid of legislation. United Nationalist Alliance interim president and...

VP Binay may ‘do a Corona’, says foe

MANILA, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) – Will Vice President Jejomar Binay mimic former Chief Justice Renato Corona in the Senate? This is the theory of Liberal Party (LP) member and Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice amid reports that Binay may attend the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee investigation...

Senate panel junks Mayor Binay’s jurisdictional challenge with finality

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee on Wednesday denied with finality the jurisdictional challenge raised by Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. In his statement before the hearing on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building II, Senator Aquilino...