Thousands of domestic helpers took to the streets of Hong
Kong on January 19 to demand justice for an Indonesian
maid alle...
President Benigno Aquino III will lead on Monday, January 20, a
National Day of Prayer and Solidarity following calamities...
Tropical Depression Agaton continued to hover just
southeast of Mindanao on January 20, and is still
bringing rain to part...
Acknowledging the huge challenge ahead as it rebuilds areas
devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippines
...
Close to 10 years ago, actor Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr landed in the
Senate with a bang. A neophyte, he finished an impressi...
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  • 1. Thousands of domestic helpers took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 19 to demand justice for an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her employers, the second such rally in a week. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, was reportedly left unable to walk following 8 months of abuse in Hong Kong, and was admitted to an Indonesian hospital in critical condition last week after returning home. The allegations have renewed concern about the treatment of domestic helpers in the former British colony following a spate of similar abuse cases and recent criticism by rights groups. Organizers claimed around 5,000 people participated in the rally, a sharp increase in numbers from a similar march last week which drew several dozen protesters.
  • 2. President Benigno Aquino III will lead on Monday, January 20, a National Day of Prayer and Solidarity following calamities and a bloody standoff with rebels that happened last year. The special event will be held at 5 pm on the Malacañang Palace grounds in Manila, and broadcast live on state-run radio and TV. Leaders and members of Congress, all government officials, as well as representatives of civil society organizations and religious groups are invited to participate in the event. The event is meant "to remember the lives lost to the tragic incidents of 2013, to thank the Almighty for the nation’s strength and resilience, and to seek divine guidance as the country moves forward to rebuild the affected communities," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.
  • 3. Tropical Depression Agaton continued to hover just southeast of Mindanao on January 20, and is still bringing rain to parts of the island and affecting more than 700,000 people. As of 4 am on January 20, public storm warning signal number 1 was still hoisted over 6 provinces in Mindanao. The storm's toll continues to be at 40 people, with 65 others injured and 6 missing. A total of 352 evacuation centers have been opened, housing a total of 119,605 people, of 25,495 families.
  • 4. Acknowledging the huge challenge ahead as it rebuilds areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippines is turning to its most powerful ally for long-term support. In a meeting in the US ahead of American Senator Marco Rubio's scheduled visit to Manila, Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr expressed the hope that Rubio will be one of the advocates for a "long-term US commitment" in the reconstruction of communities damage by Haiyan on Nov. 8, 2013. Rubio, a member of the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will visit Tacloban when he arrives in the country as part of a week-long trip that would also include stops in Japan and Korea. The government's 4-year blueprint for post-Yolanda rehabilitation efforts is expected to cost P360.9 billion (US$8.17 billion).
  • 5. Close to 10 years ago, actor Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr landed in the Senate with a bang. A neophyte, he finished an impressive strong second to then senator Mar Roxas during that year’s senatorial elections. Today, battered by accusations he plundered at least P224.5 million, he is fighting what could be the toughest adversary he has ever faced in real life. The Senate listed in its agenda for January 20, the privilege speech of Revilla. He has decided that now is the right time to confront his adversaries. Revilla is said to have collected his commissions in cold cash – from releases of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) channeled to fake nongovernmental organizations linked to Janet Lim Napoles, the woman supposedly behind the pork barrel scam. How will he defend himself?
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