MANILA -- After close to 20 years, victims of human rights abuses under the Marcos regime can finally claim compensation and reparation from the State.
Senator Chiz Escudero announced that the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2012 was finally approved by both chambers of Congress. The bill will now be transmitted to Malacanang for the signature of President Benigno Aquino III.
"This is a first of such human rights legislation in the world where a state recognizes a previous administration's fault against its own people and not only provides for, but also actually appropriates for reparation," the senator said.More >
NEW YORK -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Tuesday he expects the international arbitral tribunal to issue a resolution on the country's claim in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to achieve regional stability and prosperity.
A ruling from the tribunal will create an environment that could bring about prosperity for all and in the region, the president told students and faculty who attended the Columbia University World Leaders Forum here.
Every city's history has been enriched by milestones, unforgettable events and significant contributions of community members while its cultural identity is defined and molded by the background, lifestyle and behavior of each and every individual and organization - living and operating within its communities. The impact of these contributions are usually memorialized by landmark structures or masterpieces but, more than just outward appearance, what really makes a person or an organization a gem is its character.
Union City's history has been blessed by the continuing legacy of the people behind the Masonic Home, the magnificent structure and cultural landmark sitting on their 267-acre hillside property located northeast of Mission Boulevard which was purchased by the