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Key points on peace pact

MANILA  (AFP) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front ended four decades of armed struggle in the Philippines on Thursday when it signed a peace pact with the government. Here are key facts on the MILF and the peace deal: MILF: The MILF has about 10,000 armed followers, according to...
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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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PNP cadaver recovery team continues efforts in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police is still on full-operation mode in disaster-hit areas after Typhoon Yolanda brought wide devastation in the Visayas region, PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima said on Saturday. “The Cadaver Recovery Team of PNP Special...
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Utility bill scams continue to target Southern California Edison customers

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,  – Southern California Edison (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a telephone scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past due electricity bills. Imposters have been calling SCE customers telling them they must make immediate payment on past due...
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N. Korea rocket ‘provocative’: PHL, US

MANILA, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) – Long-time allies the United States and the Philippines on Thursday blasted North Korea’s “provocative” rocket launch as a threat to regional security and pledged to strengthen their military ties. In a statement following bilateral talks attended by...