SACRAMENTO – Citing recent state data showing a two-thirds jump in parolees who illegally remove ankle-mounted monitoring bracelets, Sen. Ted W. Lieu introduced a bill making such actions a felony.
“An increasing number of California parolees are cutting off their GPS monitoring devices because they’re convinced little will happen to them,” Lieu said in explaining the need for Senate Bill 57. “By making this crime a new felony, we can only hope these former prisoners, most of them either convicted sex offenders or hard-core gang members, will have second thoughts to roaming freely among the public with zero oversight.”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.