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DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The Department of Education (DepEd) said the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct drug tests on students as young as 10 years old is against the law. The DepEd pointed out the fact in a statement on the PDEA proposal on Thursday, Read more »

Love with rights: Why legalize same-sex marriage?

via ABS-CBN News – If love is possible outside marriage, then why is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community still seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage? This was the question raised by Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to a lawyer seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Read more »

Filipino teachers hired by Baltimore may be forced to leave U.S.

via INQUIRER.net US Bureau – About 25 Baltimore teachers, mostly Filipinos, may soon be forced to leave their jobs and the country they’ve called home for more than ten years, because the Trump administration is restricting their ability to renew their visas. The teachers have H-1B visas, granted to immigrants Read more »

DOJ lets Sister Patricia Fox keep missionary visa

By Edu Punay/The Philippine Star – She gets to stay in the Philippines after all… for now. Australian nun Patricia Fox, whose condemnation of human rights abuses had angered President Duterte and led to her day-long detention two months ago, may continue her missionary work in the country, based on Read more »

Sister Fox fights to continue missionary work in Philippines, lawyer says

By Trishia Billones/ABS-CBN News – Australian nun Patricia Fox will fight for her stay in the Philippines to continue her missionary work, her lawyer said Monday, adding her possible deportation would set a “dangerous precedent.” The Department of Justice may decide as early as Monday on the 71-year-old Fox’s appeal Read more »

Pinoy U.S. green card holder arrested, set for deportation

By Don Tagala/ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – A Filipino green card holder was about to go to work on Monday morning when U.S. federal immigration agents detained him in his Highland Park, New Jersey home’s garage. Cloyd Edralin, 47, was then processed at a Newark Immigration and Customs Read more »