SAN FRANCISCO -- Fifteen couples in their 30s, 40s and 50s, some even in their 60s, were wed en masse June 27 and were the celebrants in a reception– all for free -- in the annual Operation: I Do project of this city’s St. Thomas More Church, giving mostly live-in couples the chance to be blessed with the sacrament of matrimony.More >
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE (UNA) standard-bearer Vice-president Jejomar Binay urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to look into reports that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Australia have been laid off amid criticisms against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s rape joke.
“I am asking the Department of Foreign Affairs to immediately look into reports that Filipino workers in Australia have been terminated by their employers because of the irresponsible and vulgar remarks made by Mr. Duterte about wanting to rape a dead Australian missionary,” Binay said.
Binay expressed concern over the effect Duterte’s rape joke had on Filipinos living and working abroad.
By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent
MANILA – In the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) pre-electoral survey with BusinessWorld, the Liberal Party’s neophyte Congresswoman Leni Robredo snatched the top spot for Vice-president from Sen. Bongbong Marcos.
In the newly-released World Press Freedom Index, the Philippines notches up three spots from 138th to its 2015 finish of 141, but the country saw a decline in its media freedom score.
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