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Pro-administration blogger indicted for cyber libel vs. Trillanes

By CNN Philippines Staff – The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office has recommended the filing of a cyber-libel case by Senator Antonio Trillanes against blogger RJ Nieto. Trillanes filed a cyber-libel complaint against Nieto, who runs the pro-administration Thinking Pinoy blog, for a 2017 post alleging that U.S. President Donald Trump Read more »

Fire hits building under construction at SM Megamall

via rappler.com – The fire on Thursday evening, June 28, reaches the 3rd alarm. A fire hit a building under construction at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City on Thursday evening, June 28. In a tweet at 8:16 pm on Thursday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the fire Read more »

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 »