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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Street Talk BY GREG B. MACABENTA The government of President Rodrigo Duterte continues to rail against the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), which have been accusing Duterte of human rights violation in connection with his campaign to eliminate the drug menace in the Philippines. According to officials of the two international bodies, Duterte, his police enforcers and alleged vigilantes have, instead, eliminated t...

As I See It BY ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO In my long years of teaching, 15 years and counting to be exact, I observed that there is a lingering problem school administrators need to finally address with consistency aside from reduced education budget, discipline issues, large classroom sizes, classroom management, and lack of teachers: school bullying! In fact, many stretches the issue by saying there is a relationship between bullying and suicide which administrators need t...

By Beting Laygo Dolor | Contributing Editor If his original wish were to come true, the May 2019 elections would have marked the final chapter of his colorful political life story. He would have won his third and final term as mayor of the capital city of Manila before bowing out of public service in a blaze of glory. Instead, Joseph Ejercito Estrada, known to all as Erap, lost to Isko Moreno by more than 140,000 votes. A stunned Estrada did not take his first ever p...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros said she was baffled when Malacañang suddenly came up with a copy of the Bawal Bastos law after then OIC Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra confirmed last May that it became law last April 19. The said law was  signed by President Rodrigo Duterte dated April 17. “Either this is another case of incompetence on the part of the Duterte government or this is an attempt to rob women and the LGBT commun...

By Corina Oliquinoi FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA -- Global public opinion and data company YouGov’s latest on-line survey found President Rodrigo Duterte and actress Angel Locsin as the “most admired” man and woman in the Philippines, garnering 19.39 percent and 11.14 percent votes, respectively. Pope Francis, Jackie Chan, Bill Gates, Manny Pacquiao, Keanu Reeves and Coco Martin followed Duterte as most admired men in the country, while Anne Curtis, Angelina Jolie, G...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent As if sanctioning the sedition charges filed against Vice-president Leni Robredo, Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra said the Vice-president is not immune from suit and she can be impeached under the 1987 Constitution. Guevarra issued the statement after Robredo’s camp decried the filing of criminal charges against the Vice-president based on a “polluted source.” The sole basis for the sedition charges filed with the Department ...

By Ces Noble | Contributor Senator Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao has claimed the WBA Super Welterweight belt after beating American fighter Keith Thurman held at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas Saturday night, July 20. What’s monumental about it? Manny Pacquiao (MP) wins the WBA World Welterweight Title at 40 years old and hands ‘undefeated’ Thurman his first pro loss. Ugh! How did he do it? Here’s the buzz from the experts. On Twitter, Mike Coppinger of The Athletic wan...

Story & photos by Cesar Antonio Jr. Nucum A group of 200 spirited energetic protesters demonstrated in front of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco Monday to present their own State of the Nation Address to coincide and counter Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address delivered at the Batasang Pambansa In Quezon City. Dubbed as the United People’s SONA National Day of Action, the demonstration sponsored by the Malaya Movement, tog...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent The 18th Congress opened sessions on July 22 with only four senators of the 24-man body left to take up the cudgels for the Opposition, while there are seven in the Lower House, although Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice feared they might run out of members because of the exodus to President Duterte’s Super Majority. Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Liberal Party (LP) president, said being part of the “lonely” four-man minority bloc somehow a...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Enzo Pineda is glad that he has an entry to the forthcoming Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival titled, “Malamaya (The Color of Gray)” in which he shares stellar billing with Sunshine Cruz. “Actually, it’s a dream-come-true for me,” he avers. “Joining Cinemalaya has always been in my vision board. In 2013, I also had an entry in her---Sundalong Kanin.’ I was still very young then but I’m happy because many still remember my portra...

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