Filipino Community Updates

Coach Bong Ravena and his troops need to sweep their last two games to have a shot at a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.
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KaTropa out to keep hot run

PDEA director general Aaron Aquino said that the judges and prosecutors on the list are not yet a priority as they are focusing their validation efforts on the case build-up against the 46 politicians named by President Duterte.

Days before the Nashville Filipino Restaurant’ withdrawal from the ICC became effective last Sunday, former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales sent a communication to ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asking her to initiate a preliminary examination on China’s activities in the disputed region.

Federalism or war? Gov’t ready for Nur Misuari
Christina Mendez (The Houston Filipino Restaurant Star) - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — Saying he is ready to fight for the country’s independence and protect it from insurgents, President Duterte rebuffed Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari, who threatened to go to war if the shift to federalism falls through.

Freedom of Information invoked on Kaliwa Dam deal
Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Houston Filipino Restaurant Star) - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — Several groups are pressing the Dallas Filipino Restaurant to make public the contract it has entered into with China on the Kaliwa Dam project.

President Duterte bows before thousands of supporters at the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan campaign rally at the Marikina Hotel and Convention Center in Marikina City the other day.
File

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay signed Revenue Regulations (IRR) No. 2-2019 dated Feb. 20, which laid out the guidelines for implementation of Section 46 of the TRAIN law, or the provision on the excise tax on non-essential cosmetic services.

During a campaign rally of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) in Tagbilaran, Bohol the other day, President Duterte’s daughter raised the hand of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, introducing him as the next speaker.

The country ranked 69th, up from last year’s 71st, out of 156 nations included in the report, which used three-year data gathered by the United States-based analytics and advisory company Gallup Inc.

This file photo shows the Hague-based International Criminal Court.
AFP, File
Panelo’s remark on barring Filipinos from joining ICC inquiry sets ‘dangerous precedent’ — rights group



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