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Historically underrepresented, Filipino-American candidates look toward Congress

By Agnes Constante/nbcnews.com – Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones was deployed in Iraq when her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. Ortiz Jones’ mother underwent surgery and chemotherapy — treatments she received because she had health care coverage — and has survived. Health care saved her mother’s life, Ortiz Jones Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Did Bongbong Marcos lie about Oxford, Wharton?

By Marites Dañguilan Vitug/rappler.com – During his presidency, Ferdinand Marcos sent his only son and namesake, Ferdinand Jr or Bongbong, to prestigious schools in England and the US. Now a senator, Bongbong Marcos lists in his resumé the results of his overseas education: a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, Read more »

Hungry soldiers fighting in Zamboaga resort to begging

The photo originally shared by Eyrhil Tom E. Bulahan on social networking site Facebook narrates how a soldier asked him for food during the opening days of the Zamboanga standoff. (Eyrhil Tom E. Bulahan) by John Nieves As the Zamboanga City standoff enters its fifth day, soldiers and policemen Read more »

Miriam: Philippines is world’s political dynasty capital

By Christina Mendez – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday said that the Philippines is the “world capital of political dynasties,” with 178 active dynasties. Santiago said that voters should shun members of political dynasties, whom she called “stationary bandits,” “gluttons for power and privilege,” “the equivalent of Mafia Read more »

Sotto: What really happened in plagiarism issue

By Neal H. Cruz Philippine Daily Inquirer – Media reporting on the plagiarism issue was incomplete and distorted, Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto cried at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel on Monday. “I am not accusing media of inaccuracy,” Sotto said, “but the sound bytes were Read more »

‘Wah’ happened! Miriam Santiago goes ballistic

By Cathy Yamsuan, Michael Lim Ubac, TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer In a hearing marked by high drama, Aguirre covered his ears with his hands while the prosecution panel was receiving yet another a tongue-lashing from Santiago, this time for its sudden decision on Tuesday to rest its case Read more »