Yearly Archives: 2010

SUCCESSFUL AND WARM “PINOY HOMECOMING 2011” LAUNCH IN GREATER CHICAGO


December 25, 2010
CHICAGO, IL. Even with snow flurries and below freezing temperatures, friends and guests of Philippine tourism flocked to Beau Jolie by Victoria to attend the “Pinoy Homecoming 2011” Launch. Despite the cold, blustery weather Continue reading

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FilAm News from NaFFAA Bulletin


December 25, 2010
The Dream is not Over. “Although we fell short of the required number of votes in the U.S. Senate to pass the DREAM Act, the fight for justice will continue,” declares Jerry Clarito, NaFFAA Legislative Director. “We will regroup and find ways to strengthen our voices for the next legislative battle. Similar to the history of the Filipino Veterans Equity struggle, we will learn from the bruises of today’s defeat. Tomorrow, the spirit of justice will lead us to new allies and supporters.” Continue reading

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Trillanes starts work outside the jail bars


December 25, 2010
PASAY CITY (PilipinasNews) – Senator Antonio Trillanes enjoying his newfound freedom, getting good sleep at his in-laws’ house in Antipolo City, and starting his work outside the detention center by meeting Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and attending to media interviews. Continue reading

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General Garcia freed, deal questioned


December 25, 2010
MANILA – Former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia has been released on bail after pleading guilty to offenses lesser than the non-bailable plunder under a plea bargaining agreement with the Sandiganbayan in which he was to return big part of the more than P300 million he amassed illegally while in military service. Continue reading

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New peso bills design hailed, criticized


December 25, 2010
MANILA (PinoyNews) – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has attracted plaudits and criticisms for its newly launched peso bills. Groups said the bills contain geographical errors and violate basic naming conventions in taxonomy, but President Aquino himself defended the BSP, pointing out that the new bills are not maps. Continue reading

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Car-bus collision in QC: Makati judge, wife die


December 25, 2010
QUEZON CITY – A Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge and his wife who were on their way to attend “Simbang Gabi” (Christmas Dawn Mass) died when their vehicle was rammed by a speeding bus along Commonwealth Ave. in Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City early last Monday. Continue reading

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16 dead in Cagayan hotel fire; probe on


December 25, 2010
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan  — It’s a black Christmas for the families, classmates and friends of 16 persons, nine of them nursing graduates of La Salette University in nearby Santiago City, Isabela who are about to take the nursing board exams, who perished in a fire that razed a hotel in this city Sunday.
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43 congressmen have perfect attendance


December 25, 2010
QUEZON CITY — As Congress adjourns for the holidays, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. lauded his colleagues at the House of Representatives for a “sterling” attendance record with 78 percent average daily attendance during plenary sessions. Continue reading

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PNoy courting another girl?


December 25, 2010
MANILA – President Aquino has introduced to his sisters the new object of his affection – stockbroker Len Lopez of Deutsche Bank. Kris Aquino exposed her brother’s new girlfriend in an interview with radio station dzMM, adding she was “so impressed” by Lopez’s slim figure and elegance. Continue reading

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Senator Trillanes freed, vows to help in rebuilding the country


December 25, 2010
CAMP CRAME, Quezon City – After seven years in detention, Senator Antonio Trillanes is free and is set to be at the Senate  for the first time when it resumes its session on June 17.
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