PH eyes setting up bank in Bahrain

By Mayvelin U. Caraballo/ – TMTThe Department of Finance (DoF) on Wednesday said it is exploring the possibility of opening a subsidiary of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) in Bahrain for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and to facilitate trade and investment with Manama. In a statement, Finance Read more »

Leticia Ramos-Shahani, former senator, dies

via – Former senator and diplomat Leticia Ramos-Shahani has died Monday, March 20. She was 87. Shahani’s daughter Lila, on a post on Facebook, said the former lawmaker died at around 2:40 am on Monday. (OBITUARY: Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best) “Mom left the body, Read more »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ takes 10-km swim in Southern Leyte

By Philippine News Agency – An environmental lawyer and triathlete dubbed as ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ swam from historic Limasawa Island from Padre Burgos town in Southern Leyte to commemorate the first Christian mass 496 years ago. Ingemar Macarine endured big waves and strong current of Canigao Channel to finish his four-hour Read more »

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 »

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

By Jee Y. Geronimo/ – Senate Bill 1304 or the Free Higher Education for All Act is expected to be approved on third and final reading at the Senate on Monday afternoon, March 13. In his sponsorship speech in January, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV urged his fellow senators Read more »

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

By Kevin Nadal, PHD S/ – 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 »