Dan Brown may be right, Manila may very well be “the Gates of Hell” as he declared in his new novel, “Inferno”. If so, who better than Joseph “Erap” Estrada to be its Gatekeeper?
Almost six years ago, I wrote this article after Estrada’s conviction for plunder. Obviously, Filipinos have short memories. Three years after his conviction, Erap ran for president and was almost elected again, placing second to PNoy. Three years later, he was elected mayor of Manila. Obviously, in Manila, plunder convictions don’t count when assessing a candidate’s fitness for office.
An estimated 150 foreign teachers, composed mostly of Filipinos, have been notified by the Maryland's Prince George's Country school system that it has no plans to sponsor temporary work visas or permanent residency at the end of the current school term.
The decision, contained in letters sent to the affected teachers, means that they may have to leave when their visas expire around August.
The foreign teachers were among more than 1,000 highly-qualified teachers recruited mostly from the Philippines since 2004 to meet the shortage of teachers in math, science and for students with special needs.
A source from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has released to GMA News photos of California state senator Leland Yee visiting Mindanao in 2012.
LAS VEGAS -- The speed, stamina and punching prowess of Manny Pacquiao proved to be too much for Timothy Bradley Saturday night in their rematch for the welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.