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Onslaught rages in Ivory Coast’s main city

Onslaught rages in Ivory Coast’s main city

Tweet Forces attempting to establish Alassane Outtara as Ivory Coast’s democratically elected president charged the residence of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo early Friday, a spokesman for Outtara’s government said. Spokesman Patrick Archi told Reuters, "His house is under attack. That’s for sure. There is a resistance, but [Continue reading]

Unrest in Syria despite President al-Assad’s reform order

Unrest in Syria despite President al-Assad’s reform order

Tweet A gunfire was heard during a fresh protest march in the Syrian city of Deraa. Rallies were also reported in the capital, Damascus, where there were some arrests, and in the towns of Hama and Tall. Opposition activists cried for a nationwide demonstration after Friday prayers, following a week of unrest. President Bashar al-Assad [Continue reading]

Yemen forces opens fire on protesters

Yemen forces opens fire on protesters

Tweet A huge demonstration against Yemen’s government turned into a killing field Friday as sniper’s on rooftop fired down on protesters as police made a wall of fire with tires and gasoline, blocking a key escape route. At least 46 were killed, including some children, in an attack that marked a new level of brutality [Continue reading]

Rabusa submits affidavit for witness protection program

Rabusa submits  affidavit for witness protection program

Tweet Whistle-blower George Rabusa on Friday filed  a supplemental affidavit to back-up  his application for a full coverage of the government’s witness protection. Together with his lawyer Noel Malaya, Rabusa met behind closed doors with state prosecutors and Martin Meñez, acting director of the Department of [Continue reading]

OFWs refute POEA’s mandatory insurance scheme

OFWs refute POEA’s mandatory insurance scheme

Tweet     "Enough is enough!" This was declared by the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK) for the mandatory insurance scheme implemented by POEA.  This group of migrant workers seek Aquino’s government to act on their plea of exempting them from the said scheme. They claim that some applicants for [Continue reading]

Aquino’s 100th day in office message

Aquino’s 100th day in office message

Tweet President Aquino enumerated his achievements in his first 100 days in the office.   Among those he mentioned are stronger economy, earning foreign investors’ confidence back in the country, and an interactive government.   His government, he said, has started its efforts in tracking down corrupt individuals, including [Continue reading]

CBCP agreed with the Palace’s call for ceasefire on the RH bill

CBCP agreed with the Palace’s call for ceasefire on the RH bill

Tweet   The Catholic Bishops agreed to pause and keep from issuing further statements until they have a dialogue with President Aquino on the proposed reproductive health (RH) bill. The ceasefire however does not compromise the church’s stand against the bill, they said.   Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda confirmed that a [Continue reading]

Aquino’s 100th day in office will be marked “unsatisfactory performance” by OFWs and their families

Aquino’s 100th day in office will be marked “unsatisfactory performance” by OFWs and their families

Tweet A group of Filipino migrant workers in Middle East accused yesterday Aquino administration of neglecting OFWs particularly in Middle East.   Migrante International-Middle East regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona in a statement suggested to replace all inept consulate officials in the region as present officials do little to [Continue reading]

Pres. Aquino wants a tougher stance to eliminate human trafficking

Pres. Aquino wants a tougher stance to eliminate human trafficking

Tweet Aquino administration will focus on tougher measures to eradicate human trafficking.   During a one-on-one interview with GMA’s Sandra Aguinaldo with the President, Aquino said that the authorities are currently pursuing those who engage in human trafficking, GMA news report said. The Dept of Labor and Employment, Dept of Foreign [Continue reading]

US apologized for displaying an inverted Philippine flag during the summit

US apologized for displaying an inverted Philippine flag during the summit

Tweet   The US apologized over the inverted Philippine flag during the ASEAN-US leader’s meeting in New York.   "This was an honest mistake. The US treasures its close relationship and close partnership with the Philippines which were demonstrated this past week during President Aquino’s trip to the US, with the signing [Continue reading]

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