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Death penalty bill for foreign drug traffickers advances

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives....
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DFA denies 100,000 illegal Filipinos deported from Malaysia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday denied reports that 100,000 Filipinos were deported by Malaysian authorities during its ongoing crackdown of illegal foreign workers. Earlier reports said thousands of Filipinos are staying in cramped evacuation...
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2014 California laws: Blessings for employees and immigrants

by : Rey Andres Californians woke up January 1st greeted by new laws many see as a bundle of blessings and protections for “vulnerable low income workers, immigrants who are in the country illegally, domestic care givers and farm workers.” Also benefitting from new laws are...
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BI probes alien activists in anti-SONA rally

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is conducting an investigation to determine if foreigners who participated in the protest rally last Monday during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino have committed acts that might be a ground for...
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U.S. to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 (AFP) – The United States will stop deporting young law-abiding illegal immigrants who satisfy broad criteria, in a move that will be seen as a concession to Hispanic voters ahead of November’s election. The scheme applies to minors brought to the...
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Pacquiao wwept up in Linsanity

Boxing champ to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York  tomorrow By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 – Like much of America, Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao has been swept up in Linsanity. “I’m so proud of Jeremy Lin,” Pacquiao told Balita Media after a press...
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Joel Bander faces more legal problems as more victims surface

By Rhony Laigo JOEL BANDER, the lawyer who now claims to have been set up probably by his own victims or by those who have an axe to grind against him in what is turning out to be a celebrated sex scandal that he allegedly committed in the Philippines, may yet face more legal...
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Dr. Manny Calayan: We were never shut down

Dr. Manny Calayan speaks to the media and says operations at the Calayan clinic in Los Angeles never stopped despite a sting conducted by the Medical Board last year.
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‘We were never shut down’ – Dr. Manny Calayan

By Rhony Laigo LOS ANGELES – Contrary to reports, the Calayan Surgicentre Corp. never stopped operations despite a reported sting last August by the California Medical Board that alleged that the clinic of the famous Filipino plastic surgeon was conducting illegal surgical...
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Philippine quake kills 43

MANILA, February 6, 2012 (AFP) – At least 43 people were killed when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides, collapsed homes and smashed bridges across the central Philippines on Monday, authorities said.   The 6.8-magntiude quake hit a narrow strait between the...