MANILA- M/Sgt. Pablo Martinez once offered leads that could point to the brains behind the unsolved murders of opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino and his supposed assassin Rolando Galman.More >
WASHINGTON -- Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia Jr. is urging at least 500 undocumented Filipino teachers in the United States, who were victimized by illegal recruiters, to step out of the shadows so they could be assisted in securing immigration relief and testify in going after the recruiters.
“Our teachers need not be afraid. We are here to help,” Cuisia assured the teachers, many of whom have fallen out of status because they failed to land the promised teaching positions.
The ambassador also assured 25 trafficked Filipino teachers who called on him at the embassy on Wednesday that authorities in the Philippines will continue to seek justice for them by going after the guilty parties.
MANILA – U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, charged with the murder of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude in Olongapo City, is now detained at the Camp Aguinaldo compound of the Armed Forces of the Philippines but such custody may be in name only since U.S. authorities here insist on the right to retain custody of the suspect.
OAKLAND – The first Filipino-American elected to the California State Legislature, Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), ended his first term with an impressive record of 16 out of 20 principally authored bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
It’s a remarkable achievement for a first-timer and the lone Fil-Am representative in the State. Bonta, 42, is “excited” and seeks re-election in two weeks. Given his performance, he doesn’t seem worried about his lone opponent David Erlich, 43, electrician and Republican from San Leandro.