By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country’s south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his. In […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Congressman Jim McDermott introduced a bill last week that would right a wrong inflicted upon many Asian American cannery workers more than 30 years ago. The amendment to the 1991 Civil Rights Act would strike language that has prevented cannery workers from seeking legal damages for discrimination.
For Northwest Asian Weekly Ron Chew, executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, said his recently completed book on Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young cannery union officials murdered in 1981, is the most difficult piece of writing he’s ever done. “It took me 30 years to arrive in an emotional space […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Just a few months into his tenure, President Benigno Aquino III has angered the powerful Catholic Church by expressing support for
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president-apparent and nominees to what he pledged would be a lean, graft-free Cabinet promised last Wednesday to travel overseas less, investigate corruption and renew peace talks on ending decades-long insurgencies.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s aides struggled to explain a reported $20,000 dinner bill racked up by her and her entourage in New York while the Philippines was mourning the passing of former leader Corazon Aquino.
On Aug. 1 this month, former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino passed away at the age of 76. Since then, Filipinos all over the world, many of which call her “Tita Cory” or Aunt Cory, have been mourning her death — and celebrating her life.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The drama and glitter of the U.S. elections had many Filipinos enthralled. What left them envious was how fast and orderly the process went.