MANILA -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino has welcomed the United States Navy's apology for a minesweeper that went aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef, but said they would not be exempt from penalties.
The priority was to remove the damaged USS Guardian from Tubbataha Reef even as an investigation was underway to determine why it strayed into the area, Aquino told reporters in Davos, Switzerland, according to transcripts released Sunday.More >
WASHINGTON -- Filipino American news anchor Liz Wahl quit from state-owned television station Russia Today (RT) while she was live on air Wednesday, March 5, telling viewers she could not in conscience work for a network that "whitewashes the actions" of the Russian leadership.
Wahl, who works with the network's Washington DC bureau, is making quite a stir in the social media for her bold resignation in the wake of the current crisis in Crimea.
Wahl, who described her background as Filipino and Hungarian-American descent, mentioned her family history as refugees from Soviet Hungary and the poverty of her mother's family in the Philippines, saying that it has always made working with Russia Today difficult for her.
MANILA -- Filipino American Jessica Cox, the world's first licensed armless pilot, attributes her success to the "Filipino spirit" and said she would always be proud of being a Filipino.
MANILA -- Senator Chiz Escudero said Janet Lim-Napoles should be moved to a regular jail because her continued detention in a special facility would only encourage those who are contemplating to commit crimes in the future.