Philippines is home to illicit funding for human trafficking, kidnapping – AMLC

By Rose Carmelle Lacuata ABS-CBN News MANILA – The Philippines has become a destination of illicit funding from various crimes, including human trafficking and kidnapping, the Anti-Money Laundering Council revealed in a report. For full text of story:

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Celebrities who won, lost in 2019 midterm elections

MANILA, Isko Moreno beat reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. The children of Senate president Tito Sotto and his brother Vic would hold public offices as well as Vic’s son Vico beat Bobby Eusebio for Pasig City mayor. Tito’s son Gian was proclaimed as Quezon City vice mayor. Richard Gomez was reelected to a second 

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Pangasinan elects youngest mayor

By Eva Visperas Philstar.com ALAMINOS CITY, Philippines — The newly elected mayor of this city could be the youngest local government executive who won in the midterm polls on Monday. Arth Bryan Celeste, 21, who had two opponents, garnered 22,498 votes. His closest rival got 19,452 votes. Except for one, all the candidates under Celeste’s 

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In Pacquiao’s history, he’s beaten eight fighters with unblemished records. The victims who were dealt their first setbacks by Pacquiao were Chris Algieri (20-0) in 2014, Timothy Bradley (31-0) in 2014, Jorge Solis (34-0-2) in 2007, Emmanuel Lucero (21-0-1) in 2003, Nedal Hussein (19-0) in 2000, Seung Kon Chae (23-0) in 2000, Dele Desierto (4-0) in 1995 and Rocky Palma (4-0-1) in 1995. Of the eight, five lost by knockout.

Unbeaten records don’t faze Pacquiao

By Joaquin Henson Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — When “super” WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman enters the ring to battle “regular” WBA titlist Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on July 20, he’ll brandish an unbeaten record of 29-0, with 22 KOs and one No-Decision. For Pacquiao, facing an undefeated fighter is no big deal. In Pacquiao’s 

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2019 Philippine midterms: ‘worst automated elections’

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The Philippines general elections conducted on May 13, halfway through Rodrigo Duterte’s six-year term as president, had some 61million voters head to the polls in a contest of more than 18,000 local and provincial positions. The elections for the 12 (out of the 24) seats in the Senate were 

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Militant partylist bloc retains niche in House

As I write this piece, the Comelec has yet to complete the canvassing and announce the official results of the senatorial and partylist elections in the May 13 midterm elections. Many protests and questions have been raised over the malfunctioning of vote-counting machines (VCMs) – worse than in the previous elections – and the seven-hour 

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Toronto region Feati University alumni celebrate 30th anniversary

The Featineans Association of Toronto (TFAT) celebrated its 30th founding year anniversary on May 11, 2019, at North Thornhill Community Centre, Thornhill, Ontario. Organized in 1989, TFAT is an organization of alumni and former students, employees and faculty members of FEATI University in Manila, Philippines. Over 250 guests, friends, and supporters attended and joined in 

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ICHRP Canada launches in Ottawa

OTTAWA, May 13, 2019—Over 100 community leaders from cities across Canada came together at the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) headquarters in Ottawa on May 11 and 12 to launch a cross-country campaign against a backdrop of “troubled times for human rights in the Philippines” and form the Canadian chapter of the International Coalition 

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The poster "The Struggle for Philippine Independence" released by Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet)

Writers group releases historical poster

TORONTO – THE Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) is releasing its first collective work, titled, The Struggle for Philippine Independence. The published work is an illustrated poster consisting of key historical events from 1521 to 1946, covering the period of colonization of the country first by Spain, then the United States, the invasion 

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Eduardo Balaquit still missing one year later

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter When Edward Balaquit, 32, drives by fields in his hometown in Manitoba, he finds himself scanning the area for clues. It’s become part of his routine ever since his father, Eduardo Balaquit, went missing. This June 4 will mark a year since the then-59-year-old disappeared from his evening 

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