Month: June 2024

3 DUTERTES EYE SENATE RUN; MARCOS, ‘PINK’ TO TEAM UP? Too early to tell, say Sotto and Lacson as nation gears for midterm elections

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief CAGAYAN DE ORO/MANILA — Days after she surprised the nation by resigning as Education Secretary and amid looming investigation on former president Rodrigo Duterte on his anti-drug war by the House of Representatives and…

3 Senator Dutertes?  Scenario not impossible

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  —   The Philippine Senate currently has a mother-and-son tandem, a pair of siblings, and a pair of half brothers. By the next election, the upper chamber of the bicameral Congress may yet see a father-and-two sons…

SF budget cuts threaten safety of neighborhoods

SAN FRANCISCO – Critics are up in arms over San Francisco Mayor London Nicole Breed’s planned budget cuts that includes scrapping a more than decade-old neighborhood patrol program launched partially to protect Asian Americans and senior Muni riders. That program covered…

PHL files new protest vs China ‘aggression’

as US, EU, more countries air concern By Jennifer T. Santos PASAY CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs has filed another diplomatic protest against China’s aggressive acts in the West Philippine Sea after another encounter in Ayungin Shoal where…

PHL athletes begin training in France for Paris Olympics as 3 more gain berths

PARIS/MANILA – Work began in earnest at the Team Philippines training camp in Metz, France on Sunday with Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino and Chef de Mission Jonvic Remulla leading the rounds at the all-in facility where the…

DOJ issues lookout bulletin vs. Bamban mayor, 17 others

BAMBAN/MANILA –  The Department of Justice has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against suspended Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo and 17 others. Justice Secretary Crispin Remulla ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to monitor the whereabouts of Guo, also…

Ruffa Gutierrez admits relationship with Herbert Bautista

Yes, actress Ruffa Gutierrez has admitted that she is in a relationship with actor and former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista. “I never go into a relationship that’s not serious,” Ruffa said in a candid YouTube interview with ABS-CBN’s Karen Davila posted…

Upside: Gay couple now free from legal barriers

SAN FRANCISCO – For the first time since she left the Philippines in the 1980s, Shirl Tan returned recently to her birth country from San Francisco.  She had departed as a single tourist and returned as wife, mother to twin…

As I See It: There’s no stopping for Ysabel Jurado amassing LA City Council endorsements

FilAm candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 14 Ysabel Jurado continue to make noise in the city’s political arena as a neophyte politician seeking to be the first FilAm to be elected in the city council with more endorsements…

Alice H. Reyes:  Kudos, Josie Licavoli!

On June 8,2024, my grand daughter, Josephine Anna Reyes Licavoli, nicknamed Josie, held her art exhibit on Mission St., San Francisco. In full force were the Licavoli and Reyes families as well as Josie’s fellow artists, former schoolmates and friends….