By CHANTAL VALERY
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover-up deadly accelerator defects.
The Japanese auto giant eventually recalled 12 million vehicles worldwide in 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $2.4 billion as the scandal over sudden, unintended acceleration spread and tarnished its once-stellar reputation.More >
UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE (UNA) standard-bearer Vice-president Jejomar Binay urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to look into reports that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Australia have been laid off amid criticisms against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s rape joke.
“I am asking the Department of Foreign Affairs to immediately look into reports that Filipino workers in Australia have been terminated by their employers because of the irresponsible and vulgar remarks made by Mr. Duterte about wanting to rape a dead Australian missionary,” Binay said.
Binay expressed concern over the effect Duterte’s rape joke had on Filipinos living and working abroad.
By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent
MANILA – In the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) pre-electoral survey with BusinessWorld, the Liberal Party’s neophyte Congresswoman Leni Robredo snatched the top spot for Vice-president from Sen. Bongbong Marcos.
In the newly-released World Press Freedom Index, the Philippines notches up three spots from 138th to its 2015 finish of 141, but the country saw a decline in its media freedom score.
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