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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 »

Sotto asks Inquirer to remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Senate President Vicente Sotto III has asked online news site Inquirer.net to take down articles tagging him in the controversial rape case of sexy actress Pepsi Paloma in 1982. In a letter dated May 29, 2018, Sotto wrote to Inquirer President Paolo Prieto asking them to Read more »

DFA to open 10,000 more passport appointment slots daily

via CNN Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs has more good news: It is opening 10,000 more passport appointment slots daily. DFA on Friday said it will open 10,000 online slots from Monday to Saturday, except holidays. 5,000 passport appointment slots will be opened at 12 p.m., then another Read more »

In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains

By Aurora Almendral/nytimes.com – Nothing beats dynamite fishing for sheer efficiency. A fisherman in this scattering of islands in the central Philippines balanced on a narrow outrigger boat and launched a bottle bomb into the sea with the ease of a quarterback. It exploded in a violent burst, rocking the Read more »

Metro Manila road reblocking and repair: June 15-18

via rappler.com – Here’s a list of sections of EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila that will be affected by the road reblocking and repair this weekend The Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) will undertake reblocking and repairs along sections of EDSA and two other major roads Read more »