On March 5, 2013, in a historic election, Chin Ho Liao was elected to serve on the San Gabriel City Council, but the city council refused to let him take his seat. This was unheard of and something no city had ever done before. The council took this unprecedented action because of a single complaint filed by a city resident with close ties to one of the losing incumbents, who contested Liao’s eligibility to run.More >
MANILA – Impeachment complaints are raining down on President Benigno Aquino III as his administration starts treading its last two years in office when critics are typically harsher and more unforgiving.
A third impeachment complaint against the President was filed on Thursday, July 24, this time censuring the Aquino government for entering into the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the U.S. Mr. Aquino allegedly caused EDCA to be clothed as an executive agreement instead of a military base treaty that it really was to bypass ratification by Congress, thus violating the constitutional prohibition on the establishment of foreign military bases in the Philippines.
The three Filipinos aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 believed to have been shot down by a missile fired by separatist rebels over eastern Ukraine last week were headed back to the Philippines to attend a family reunion, according to the victims' relatives.
US-based Filipinos and their Vietnamese supporters on Thursday told China to back off and stop "bullying" its smaller Asian neighbors, like the Philippines and Vietnam, to advance its expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea.