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VP Leni Robredo resigns as Housing Secretary

via CNNPhilippines – Vice President Leni Robredo has announced that she is resigning from the President’s Cabinet. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Vice President revealed that she is giving up her post as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) after she received a text Read more »

US lawmakers set to vote on bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

via gmanetwork.com – The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal on November 30, two American lawmakers said Tuesday. “This week, Congress will take the next step to recognize the brave and Read more »

Bomb detonated by police near US embassy in Philippines

By Sandi Sidhu and Ben Westcott/CNN – An improvised explosive device found near the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, was detonated by police on Monday. Two eyewitnesses said the device was placed less than 150 meters (500 feet) from the embassy by a person riding in a taxi, Philippines National Read more »

Ramos speaks up on Marcos burial: ‘I felt very bad’

By Ina Andolong/CNN Philippines – He was the Armed Forces vice chief of staff who turned his back on his commander in chief — then president Ferdinand Marcos. Former President Fidel Ramos’ decision to bolt from the Marcos administration was a turning point in the 1986 People Power revolution. For Read more »

Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

By Patty Pasion/rappler.com – The Coalition Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (Carmma) are calling on various groups protesting former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to join their mass action on November 25. Carmma spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan, who is one of the petitioners Read more »

Philippines No. 1 in gender equality in Asia; 7th in world

By Richmond Mercurio/The Philippine Star – The Philippines kept its spot as the world’s seventh most gender-equal society among 144 economies and remained the highest-ranked country in the Asia-Pacific region. The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 showed the Philippines closing nearly 79 percent of its gender Read more »