Month: May 2024

CHINA WARNED ON THREAT TO DETAIN FISHERS IN WPS; Marcos sees escalation of tension; AFP, PHL Navy ready contingencies

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor SINGAPORE/BRUNEI/MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. sounded the alarm again over China’s new policy to detain Filipinos and foreigners who are alleged “trespassers” in the South China…

Bohol governor, 68 others suspended for Chocolate Hills mess

QUEZON CITY/TAGBILARAN CITY –The office of the Ombudsman has placed Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado and 68 other officials under preventive suspension for six months in connection with the investigation into structures at the Chocolate Hills, a protected area and geological…

FilAm gymnast Malabuyo books Paris Olympics berth

MANILA – It was the most precious bronze medal of Emma Malabuyo’s gymnastics career — enough to book her a Paris Olympics slot. The 21-year-old Filipino-American was third overall in the individual all-around event of the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships…

Veteran director, comics king, Pangasinan icon Carlo J. Caparas dies, 80

Veteran director and comic strip creator Carlo J. Caparas, who was best known for putting life into iconic Filipino superheroes and comic book characters, has died, his family announced Saturday night. He was 80 years old. Caparas’ daughter, Peach Caparas,…

Group wants to fight hate, racism with affirmative action

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent LOS ANGELES  — As former First Lady Michelle Obama famously said, “When they go low, we go high.” The national coalition Stop AAPI Hate recently launched a multi-media storytelling campaign as part of the Asian American…

Upside: Brisbane defines public service

BRISBANE, California – There’s this city tucked in the bosom of San Bruno Mountain that’s buzzing with activity for every generation.  You wouldn’t know unless you turned out of Interstate 101 between San Francisco and Millbrae or snaked up from…

SC orders QC trial for Quiboloy’s Davao cases

MANILA  – The Supreme Court has ordered the transfer of venue of the sexual and child abuse charges against Apollo Quiboloy from Mindanao to Metro Manila as the pastor remains elusive from lawmen out to arrest him.. In a statement, the…

Zubiri removed as Senate chief for pursuing PDEA leaks probe

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  — Take it from the horse’s mouth. Migz Zubiri was unseated as Senate president because he allowed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) leaks probe —  seeking to determine if now President Ferdinand Marcos…

PAGASA declares onset of rainy season; high heat index to continue

QUEZON CITY – Following days of continued rain, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared  the start of rainy season. “The occurrence of scattered rainshowers, frequent thunderstorms, the passage of Typhoon Aghon, and the southwest monsoon (habagat) over…

Election fever is on as Comelec releases 2025 mid-term polls calendar

MANILA – The election fever is on. As political parties reorganize and form alliances, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) released the scheduled activities for the 2025 mid-term national and local elections. Those to be elected on May 12 are 12 senators,…