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Monthly Archives: March 2018

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent The principal suspect in the murder of Joanna Demafelis, the 29-year-old OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, has been arrested, confirmed the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Demafelis’ body was brought back to the Philippines on February 16. She was found dead in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait. Her death was among the incidents that President Rodrigo Duterte had cited in ordering a deployment ban to Kuw...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Francis Escudero said he is in favor of making the existing process of annulment under the Civil Code and the Family Code more affordable and accessible. He said this is much better than expanding it in a new law on divorce. But Senators Joel Villanueva, son of Jesus Is Lord founder Eddie Villanueva and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said they oppose the House-approved measure on divorce. “I am strongly ag...

By Lara Climaco | FilAm Star Correspondent More than 25,000 have signed a change.org petition calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately stop the local government from issuing any further building permits in Boracay. A moratorium on building permits is one of the moves being considered by Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu, who is under a 60-day deadline to come up with solutions to the island’s environmental degradation. “The President did not actually mention the cl...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent The family left behind by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos could not come to terms with what it considers an imminent loss for former Sen. Bongbong in his electoral protest against Vice-president Leni Robredo, and so the would-be political dynasty wants to install locos Norte Gov. Imee as the new Marcos in the national office. “There should be another Marcos in the national office,” declared Imee at the Panagbenga or Baguio ...

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