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Duterte faces impeachment complaint over alleged killings, corruption

By Eimor P. Santos/CNN Philippines – The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed on Thursday, just eight months after he assumed presidency. Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano filed the 16-page complaint before the House of Representatives’ Office of the Secretary-General. Alejano said the President should be impeached Read more »

Filipino Americans: Please do not be fooled. Visibility does not equate representation

By Kevin Nadal, PHD S/asianjournal.com – So, it appears that Donald J. Trump has selected Noel Francisco as the new solicitor general, and apparently, Mr. Francisco is Filipino American. If he is confirmed, he would become the highest-ranking Filipino American in the U.S. government. Some Filipino Americans might view this Read more »

LIST: How congressmen and women voted on the death penalty bill

via rappler.com – The House of Representatives passed on 3rd and final reading the bill that seeks the return of the death penalty on Tuesday, March 7. A total of 217 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill Number 4727, while 54 voted against it and 1 abstained. A total Read more »

Philippines Embassy Protests ‘Madam Secretary’ Episode

By Ron Dicker/huffingtonpost.com – CBS’s TV drama “Madam Secretary” has sparked a real-life diplomatic incident with an upcoming episode. The Philippines on Monday protested a plot line about a fictional Filipino president making a pass at Tea Leoni’s secretary of state, Elizabeth McCord. And a spokesman for the island nation’s Read more »

Who’s behind brutal Philippines drug killings? A hitman speaks out

via pbs.org/newshour JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s fair to say a reign of terror grips the Philippines, as its president, Rodrigo Duterte, wages a brutal war on drug dealers and users. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 7,000 people have been killed in just the last nine months. But who exactly Read more »

What is this mysterious giant blob creature? Locals baffled after hairy-looking beast washes up in the Philippines

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By HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE/dailymail.co.uk – A huge, hairy mysterious sea creature has washed up on a beach in the Philippines. Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it. The huge white hairy beast is thought Read more »