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WHY WE CHOSE IT – Movies about post-WWII Los Angeles corruption are almost mythically good, so they deserve attention every time a new one comes out.
ONE SENTENCE PLOT – 1949 Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen is upsetting the delicate balance of corruption with his relentless hunger for power and his lack of restraint in using naked brutality to get it, so legendary L.A.P.D. Chief Ed Parker hires his own secret unit of nameless violent war veterans who take off their badges to wage a no-holds-barred underground war on Cohen’s criminal empire.More >
WASHINGTON – Elderly Filipino American veterans denounced Wednesday Chinese "bullying" against the Philippines which they said was part of China's design to seize Philippine territories in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
The veterans urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to safeguard Philippine sovereignty and secure President Barack Obama's commitment that the United States will defend the Philippines in case of Chinese attack in any of the disputed areas.
“We are worried about China’s dangerous actions to force out Philippine Marines from their [BRP] Sierra Madre naval outpost on the Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal)," said Celestino Almeda, spokesman of the Washington DC-based American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV) during an afternoon event to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Bataan Day of Valor in April 9, 1942.
By DANIEL LLANTO
News Bureau Chief
MANILA -- Recriminations were absent for the most part when the expectedly divisive Reproductive Health law was declared legal and constitutional by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The reason is that the SC ruling has been found favorable in part and in various degrees by the opposing sides on the decades-long debate.
The controversial RH law which is birth control in less euphemistic terms cleared the final hurdle to becoming state policy and part of the Philippine statutes after the high court ruled on its constitutionality. A reversal of the decision, if appealed, was deemed unlikely since unanimous SC
On Thursday, April 3, current Daly City councilmember Rey Buenaventura launched his bid for a San Mateo County Superior Court judge’s seat with a campaign kick-off and fundraiser at the Westlake Coffee Shop.