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  • Free LA screenings of ‘Fall of the I-Hotel’ documentary

    October 20, 2017 6:58 PM 9

    LOS ANGELES — The documentary “Fall of the I-Hotel” by Curtis Choy will be shown on Saturday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m., by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) at the Echo Park Branch Library as part of Filipino American History Month. This FREE EVENT will be hosted by Friends of the Echo Park Library

  • Pope to send representative to Vidal’s funeral

    October 20, 2017 4:00 PM 4

    MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis will send his representative to the funeral of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal on Oct. 26. Aside from the papal legate, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo and Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales will attend the funeral mass and burial

  • 4 killed in flashfloods, landslides in Zamboanga

    October 20, 2017 4:00 PM 4

    ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines — Four persons, including three children, were killed as continuous heavy rains triggered landslides and flashfloods in Zamboanga Sibugay and in this city on Thursday night. Among the fatalities was a five-year-old boy who was buried alive in a landslide in Barangay La Victoria, Imelda. The still unidentified victim was at the house

  • Who’s next on Duterte’s chopping block? Definitely not Tugade

    October 20, 2017 12:45 PM 4

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated that Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade still enjoys his confidence and would stay in his post despite speculations that he would be the next Cabinet member to be fired over corruption allegations. “May mga allegations, magpunta doon, na corrupt. Sabi ko, he doesn’t have time for that. He doesn’t even know how to count

  • Funeral procession set for Cardinal Vidal’s burial on October 26

    October 20, 2017 12:03 PM 5

    Vidal will be buried beside the tomb of the late Cebu Archbishop Julio Cardinal Rosales, inside the mausoleum ordered built by Rosales in 1983 CEBU CITY, Philippines – The late Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal will be laid to rest on October 26 at the mausoleum inside the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, according to funeral details finalized by the Archdiocese

  • Trillanes seeking US help to topple gov’t—Cayetano

    October 20, 2017 11:56 AM 17

    (This update adds Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV response to the allegations.) Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday assailed former colleague, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, for campaigning against the Duterte administration among some US politicians. For his part, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella expressed hopes that Trillanes shared accurate

  • Palace welcomes Pulse survey results but silent on drop in key areas

    October 20, 2017 11:44 AM 15

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday welcomed the latest survey results of Pulse Asia showing that a majority of Filipinos approved of its performance in several governance areas. Abella noted that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte got "high marks" in fighting criminality with 78 percent, fighting graft and corruption with 70 percent

  • Duterte: Becoming a dictator not in my nature

    October 20, 2017 11:18 AM 5

    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday stressed he has no plans of becoming a dictator as he again defended his earlier threat to establish a revolutionary government in the event destabilization efforts plunge the country into chaos. “[Iyung] sabi na diktador diktador, susmaryosep, ‘di ko ugali iyan,” Duterte said in a speech in Cagayan de Oro. “I will serve

  • Opposition solons assail Duterte for threatening to put up revolutionary gov’t

    October 20, 2017 11:18 AM 10

    Current critical dissent against President Duterte is far from being accepted as a reason to put up a revolutionary government as the President has threatened to do. Independent opposition lawmakers aired this view as they assailed Duterte for issuing the threat. Reps. Edcel Lagman (LP, Albay) and Gary Alejano (Magdalo partylist) said Duterte’s plan to pursue

  • Jeepney won’t be phased out but modernized

    October 20, 2017 10:53 AM 5

    the House committee on transportation in order to appease the fuming transport sector. transport groups and is the subject of a two-day nationwide strike conducted by the PISTON. to impending fare hikes for commuters and massive displacement of jeepney drivers and operators. units and rationalize routes but will not modernize the system of public transportation