The Philippines’ closest allies, international aid agencies, and many friendly countries are leading a massive relief initiative and sending hundreds of aid workers to help in urgently needed rescue and rehabilitation almost a week after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name: Haiyan) ravaged much of central Philippines, killing thousands and leaving many others injured or missing.
The global mercy mission was set into motion soon after images of the horrific destruction wrought by the monster storm became clear: entire towns and cities being reduced to rubble and coastal villages being washed to sea by what experts considered to be the worst typhoon to hit land.
Typhoon Yolanda slammed Leyte, Samar and the nearby islands of Cebu, Panay and other smaller islands in the Philippines’ eastern seaboard on Friday, Nov. 8, packing maximum winds of 275 kph (170 mph) and a storm surge of seven meters (20-21 feet), leaving a huge swath of destruction.More >
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
New America Media
President Obama, stern and visibly shaken by the Oregon massacre, lambasted the NRA yet again for its suffocating grip on Congress. An equally shaken Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, said that she was sickened by the sheep-like willingness of Congress to do the bidding of the NRA. Obama didn’t single out Congressional Republicans as the prime culprits, but it was strongly implied that he meant them in the congressional genuflection to the NRA. Clinton, however, did finger Republicans as the culprits and vowed to go after the GOP if elected. Clinton and Obama are right, but both left this out in their targets. In 2010, 53 Democrats took tens of thousands in campaign cash from the NRA.
Then there were five. On October 5th, 2015, both Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr announced their bid to run for Vice President for the 2016 elections.
Manila, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III appealed before the Liberal Party (LP) members during the Liberal Party Convention or National Executive Council (NECO) on September 30, 2015 at the LP Headquarters in