By AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE
MANILA -- Super Typhoon Haiyan -- local name “Yolanda” -- the most powerful storm in the world this year, smashed the Philippines on Friday, as millions of people huddled indoors and business in vulnerable areas shut down.
Haiyan smashed the into central island the island of Samar, about 600 kilometers southeast of Manila, at 4:40am (2040 GMT Thursday) and was travelling quickly northwest, state meteorologist Romeo Cajulis told AFP.More >
WASHINGTON – Elderly Filipino American veterans denounced Wednesday Chinese "bullying" against the Philippines which they said was part of China's design to seize Philippine territories in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
The veterans urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to safeguard Philippine sovereignty and secure President Barack Obama's commitment that the United States will defend the Philippines in case of Chinese attack in any of the disputed areas.
“We are worried about China’s dangerous actions to force out Philippine Marines from their [BRP] Sierra Madre naval outpost on the Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal)," said Celestino Almeda, spokesman of the Washington DC-based American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV) during an afternoon event to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Bataan Day of Valor in April 9, 1942.
By DANIEL LLANTO
News Bureau Chief
MANILA -- Recriminations were absent for the most part when the expectedly divisive Reproductive Health law was declared legal and constitutional by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The reason is that the SC ruling has been found favorable in part and in various degrees by the opposing sides on the decades-long debate.
The controversial RH law which is birth control in less euphemistic terms cleared the final hurdle to becoming state policy and part of the Philippine statutes after the high court ruled on its constitutionality. A reversal of the decision, if appealed, was deemed unlikely since unanimous SC
On Thursday, April 3, current Daly City councilmember Rey Buenaventura launched his bid for a San Mateo County Superior Court judge’s seat with a campaign kick-off and fundraiser at the Westlake Coffee Shop.