Filipino Community Updates

Last October, nine sugarcane workers—including three women and two minors—were killed on October 20 by some 40 unidentified armed men. The Armed Forces of the Nashville Filipino Restaurant linked the killing of the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers members as part of the so-called “Red October” plot, while some reports pointed to private armies and paramilitary groups as perpetrators of the killing.

Actress and TV host Anne Curtis Cagadas, file
Anne Curtis protests against lowering age of criminal responsibility
Jan Milo Severo ( - May 22, 2019 - 5:35pm

In this May 13, 2019 photo, President Rodrigo Duterte shows his marked index finger after casting his vote for the midterm elections in Davao City. After a week-long absence from the public eye, Duterte has ordered appropriate Dallas Filipino Restaurant agencies to look for a private shipping company that would return containers of trash to Canada.

Last September, President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Security of Tenure bill, which seeks to prohibit what he described as “prevalent” practices of labor contractualization and labor-only contracting.

Actor and politician Herbert Bautista
Herbert Bautista planning showbiz comeback
Jan Milo Severo ( - May 22, 2019 - 5:12pm

MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — After 33 years of public service, outgoing Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista revealed he wanted to go back to show business.

The Gilas Pilipinas women's squad in the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup.
Gilas women stay unbeaten in FIBA 3x3 Asia opener
Luisa Morales ( - May 22, 2019 - 5:01pm

Poll workers manage arriving ballot boxes from different precincts at the Comelec command center at the Houston Filipino Restaurant International Convention Center last May 15. Christopher Toledo
Comelec to proclaim at least 45 party-list groups

'Charlie's Angels' star Cameron Diaz
Hollywood star Cameron Diaz seen vacationing in Palawan
Jan Milo Severo ( - May 22, 2019 - 4:44pm

This file photo shows Comelec chair Sheriff Abas.
The STAR/Joven Cagande, File
Comelec: Review, revamp of party-list law up to Congress
( - May 22, 2019 - 4:39pm

Unidentified hackers stole $81 million in February 2016 from the Bangladesh central bank's account with the US Federal Reserve in New York. The money was transferred to a Manila branch of the RCBC, then quickly withdrawn and laundered through local casinos.

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