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Killing of Filipino nurse condemned

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. on Saturday (July 27) condemned the senseless killing of a Filipino nurse who was shot dead in Memphis'

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SC stops Zambales mines; Chinese ‘invaders’ socked

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The Supreme Court yesterday issued a temporary environment protection order (TEPO) against 94 “small-scale mines” that extract nickel in Zambales. Among the “small” mines are at least five fronts of giant nickel miners from China (see Gotcha, 24 July 2013).

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BIR chief: 90% of PH professionals tax evaders

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There were around 1.7 million self-employed professionals in the country who paid a total of P9.8 billion in taxes in 2010, or an average of only P5,764, according to Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares.

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FILIPINOS PROTEST CHINA ACTION

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July 24 marks the first anniversary of China’s creation of the Sansha prefecture to “oversee and administer” 1 million square miles of the South China Sea over which China asserts “indisputable sovereignty.” If allowed to stand, China’s claim will go down as the most brazen maritime territorial grab in history. 

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BOC workers slam corrupt tag

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MANILA - More than 3,000 employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) wore black armbands yesterday to protest allegations of corruption in their ranks.

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Fil Ams Hold Rallies Before China Consulates, Embassy

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – They may not have the numbers but some gritty members of the Filipino American community across the United States have continued to shine a bright light Wednesday (July 24) on China to give up some islands within the Philippine territory in Philippine Western Sea (South China) it had invaded and prove her claim before the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal (UNAT) it has continuously ignored.

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Mayor’s Action Bureau Expanded & Renamed ‘Resident Response Center’

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JERSEY CITY, July 24 – Mayor Steven M. Fulop today announced the expansion and enhancement of the former Mayor’s Action Bureau, which is also being renamed as the ‘Resident Response Center.’

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Protesters storm closed Chinese consulate

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MANILA --- More than 600 protesters belonging to the West Philippine Sea Coalition, an umbrella group of about 30 cause-oriented groups, yesterday staged a rally in front of the Chinese consular office in Makati City to denounce China’s sweeping claim to much of the South China Sea and its incursion in Philippine territorial waters.

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Council President Lavarro to Introduce Ordinance to Abolish Health Benefits For Jersey City MUA Commissioners

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JERSEY CITY, July 24 – City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr. will introduce an ordinance at next week’s City Council meeting that will abolish health benefits for volunteer commissioners of the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority Board. MUA Board members get full health benefits despite only working one hour per week.

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Luisita farmers forced to sign notes at gunpoint

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Two different versions of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) marked the signing by the Hacienda Luisita farm workers of the land promissory notes.

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