Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino-American community gathered for a forum on a Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). In his...

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...

Ombudsman Morales dares Binay camp to file impeachment complaint

MANIA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Wednesday maintained that she acted in accordance with the law and the evidence when she issued the suspension order against Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and 14 other city officials. “I always decide in accordance...

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...

Ninoy Aquino Int’l Airport stinky no more?

Here is something positive, for a change, to say about what the Aquino administration is doing for the good of the country. Of course, this is not about the Mamasapano massacre or President Noynoy’s desire to railroad the approval of the now controversial Bangsamoro bill pending...

Give Muslims self-rule or ‘count body bags’:Aquino

Manila, Philippines, AFP – Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on lawmakers Friday to pass a bill endorsing a pact aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim separatist rebellion, warning them they would otherwise start counting “body bags”. Aquino had wanted the bill, which...

Anne Curtis is new UNICEF celebrity advocate

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress and TV host Anne Curtis is UNICEF’s newly appointed celebrity advocate for children. Curtis spent two days visiting parts of Leyte, where she saw the recovery operations in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda. She also spent time interacting with...

Military arrests leader of new armed group

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Philippine security forces have arrested the leader of a small but violent Muslim rebel faction, an army spokesman said on Monday. The government of the largely Christian country has been battling Muslim rebels for decades and while a peace process with the...

Fewer crime victims in Q4 2014, but fear still high – SWS poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fewer Filipinos were victims of crimes in the last quarter of 2014, but fear of being victimized remained high, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations. The SWS poll found that 6.7 percent of respondents, equivalent to four million...

3 gov’t troopers killed in Abu Sayyaf landmine attack

Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – Islamic extremists in the southern Philippines ambushed a military convoy Wednesday by planting a landmine that killed three soldiers, the latest outbreak of violence as the government cracks down on the militants. The military convoy...