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Roxas urges Iglesia ni Cristo protesters: Don’t block the roads

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — After meeting with local executives and top police officials, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II appealed to protesters from the influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) not to block the main roads in Metro Manila as they continue their vigil....
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Mandaluyong grants permit for Iglesia ni Cristo rally until Sunday

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — The Mandaluyong City government has given permission to the Iglesia ni Cristo members to hold their protest rally at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard until Sunday. Mandaluyong local government public information officer Jimmy Isidro said a permit was issued to...
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US Marine says no basis for murder charge: lawyer

OLONGAPO CITY (AFP) – A US Marine accused of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines said there was no basis to charge him with murder, his lawyer told state prosecutors on Monday, in the latest development in the politically charged case. Private First Class Joseph Scott...
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PHL lawmaker says sustaining HK protests a challenge

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With the crowd starting to dwindle in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area amid fears of a police crackdown, Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Sunday challenged protesters to develop a strategy to ensure the sustainability of the pro-democracy movement. Bello, a...
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Palace frowns upon ‘violent’ UP protest vs Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos are free to speak up about issues, it should not result in violence, Malacañang said, a day after Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by angry students. “Every citizen is free to express his opinion on any matter. However, it is different...
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Militant youths stage noise barrage at Mendiola, warn vs. selective justice

MANILA (Mabuhay) − Militant youths on Saturday held a noise barrage at Mendiola Bridge near Malacañang in Manila to warn the government against what they called selective justice in dealing with personalities linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam. The protesters from the...
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Fil Vets, Supporters March to Hollywood on Veterans Day

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – As the United States honored its war veterans on Nov. 11, more than a thousand Filipino American protesters marched to the Hollywood district to demand full recognition for 43,000 Filipino World War II veterans. “We have lobbied Congress for 20...