On a bright spring morning with the lingering hint of winter still in the air, Patriots Day would dawn bright and very early in Boston. It is a day of celebration in a city that reminds me of an old European burgh with winding streets snaking around its center.More >
MANILA – As investigators began to piece together the slaying of a transgender named Jeffrey Laude in Olongapo evening of Sept. 11, a murder complaint was filed on Wednesday with the Olongapo City Prosecutor’s Office against the suspect now identified as U.S. Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton.
The murder complaint against the American serviceman was filed by lawyer Harry Roque on behalf of the bereaved family of Laude, who was said to go by the name Jennifer when in drags. Roque is the same lawyer, incidentally, that led the representation of Subic girl Nicole who cried rape against Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith in 2005 while his U.S. Marine contingent was on furlough from the annual joint war exercises with Philippine troops. The celebrated rape case punctured PH-U.S.bilateral ties over custody and jurisdiction issues.
For many years, Union City residents and visitors have enjoyed a nostalgic view of the majestic hills towering behind a seemingly abandoned plain lying idly at the foot of the hills northeast of Mission Boulevard. Anyone who is not familiar with Union City's history might be wondering why the city government is not doing anything about that prime piece of land.
COLMA (Bay Area) -- In her bid for re-election, Colma City Council member Joanne del Rosario is letting voters know that after two successful terms she is as committed as ever to serving the needs of her constituents.
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