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Kasambahay law

By Ducky Paredes/Malaya.com.ph – The Kasambahay bill has already been passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and is only awaiting President Aquino’s signature for it to take effect. Voting 176 in favor and 0 against, the chamber unanimously approved House Bill 6144 which will also Read more »

Filipino hesitation for divorce

By Mahar Mangahas/Philippine Daily Inquirer – My last piece, “The popularity of legalizing divorce,” (Inquirer, 12/22/2012) showed that national sentiments on allowing legal divorce and remarriage for spouses already separated and irreconcilable had shifted from an even division in 2005 to favoring it in 2011 by a score of Read more »

Why Pinoys hang on to Christmas for 4 months

By Michael L. Tan/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Officialy, the early morning Misa de Gallo today, so called because of the crowing of roosters (gallo), marks the beginning of a nine-day countdown to Christmas but every Filipino, and expatriate, knows the Christmas season here starts much earlier, covering the last Read more »

Filipino peace means nothing to immigrants

By Patrick Lee/freemalaysiatoday.com – If there is peace in the Southern Philippines, will the thousands of immigrants in Sabah finally leave? Local pundits don’t think so. Even if peace comes to the conflict-ridden Southern Philippines, few in Sabah believe that Filipino immigrants or refugees now residing in Read more »

Oh please take time to explain, Sen. Escudero

EDITORIAL | By: InterAksyon.com By all means, any legislator’s initiative to amend the Cybercrime Law, and to rid it of provisions that could threaten free expression online, should be supported. Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III has filed a petition before the Supreme Court, and as one who voted against Read more »

A Plagiarist’s Rant Against Birth Control

By Miguel Syjuco/nytimes.com – While anatomically illiterate politicians in America babble about “legitimate rape,” a Filipino legislator opposed to birth control has been shedding crocodile tears in Parliament and plagiarizing speeches to bolster the case against reproductive rights. On Aug. 13, the Senate majority leader, Tito Sotto, wept while Read more »