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Yearly Archives: 2021

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. said last week that Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas could be held liable under the Anti-Terrorism Law for “aiding the terrorists by spreading lies” for reporting the alleged illegal arrest and torture of two Aetas suspected by the military of being communist insurgents. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NJUP) said the general’s comments prove that the Anti-...

By Macon Araneta The Supreme Court (SC) ruling denying with finality opposition Sen. Leila de Lima’s petition for a writ of habeas data against President Duterte shows the double standard of “presidential immunity,” Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said in his dissenting opinion. The SC in the original resolution dated 15 October 2019 was unanimous in dismissing the petition but De Lima’s Motion for Reconsideration elicited two dissents.  The Habeas Data...

By Macon Araneta Liberal Party President Sen. Francis Pangilinan said in a Zoom interview Vice-president Leni Robredo is among those being eyed as the party’s standard bearer in the coming 2022 presidential elections. As the highest elected official in the party, Pangilinan said Robredo serves as LP’s chairperson. But he also said they have yet to discuss who will be LP’s presidential candidate. “She has no decision yet. There’s still a lot that ...

By Elpidio R. Estioko The second impeachment trial of now former president Donald Trump begins Tuesday, February 10, 2021 and to impeach him, two thirds vote (or a total of 67 senators with 17 GOPs joining the Democrats) of the senators seating as jurors is needed. Prior to the Senate trial, the House of Congress impeached Trump with 11 GOP congressmen joining the Democrats. Now, in the Senate, they need 17 GOP senators to impeach him of the crime of insurrection. Wi...

By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano President Biden directs the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants.  In addition, he wanted a 100 days moratorium on deportation.  Only those who are threat to our national security and public safety should be deported. Press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security would release new guidelines directing US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to shift its focus away from...

Crave Filipino Adds a New Line of Bundle Boxes Filled with High-Quality Frozen Filipino Food. PITTSBURG, Calif. --  Ramar Foods’ E-commerce site, Crave Filipino continues to expand with its new line of bundle boxes. The bundles are filled with high quality frozen Filipino favorites carefully curated for different occasions. The launch of bundle boxes gives a new level of convenience to the consumers. The Crave Filipino team curated each of the bundle b...

From January 12, 2021 to February 2, 2021 during Tuesday evenings, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association (Lambda) held four professional development presentations for alumni and students via a webinar series known as the “UCLA Lambda Career Launchpad.” Inspired by Bobby Rimas, a UCLA alumnus, Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles, and Past Chair/President of the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association, the prof...

By Sunita Sohrabji/EMS Contributing Editor California Governor Gavin Newsom and Jeff Zients, coordinator of President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 task force, separately announced a partnership Feb. 3 to build two mass vaccination sites in the state, one at the Oakland Coliseum and the other at California State University, Los Angeles. “Equity is the call of this moment,” said Newsom, making the announcement at the Oakland Coliseum, which is the first site in the nation to part...

By Perry Diaz  Last January 22nd, China put into effect her latest coast guard laws, which explicitly authorizes pre-emptive strikes against foreign vessels in waters “under China’s jurisdiction.”  Immediately, it raised alarms in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries, particularly those that have overlapping claims on the Spratly Islands – Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. To allay fears in the Philippines, the Chinese Embassy in Man...

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