Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

SolGen: Constitution does not allow same-sex marriage
Posted in Pinas Now! on 27 June 2018

GOVERNMENT lawyers remained steadfast in their opposition to the petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. According to Solicitor General Jose Calida, the petition should be dismissed due to lack of merit.? “Same-sex couples can live happily together but they cannot demand that the state recognize same-sex marriages because the Constitution doesn’t allow… […]

Supreme Court says some NTAs may be invalid
Posted in Pinas Now! on 27 June 2018

Being placed into Immigration Court Removal Proceedings begins with the issuance and service of a Notice to Appear, also referred to as an NTA.  The law requires that the NTA state the time and place of the first hearing in court.  In the interest of expediency,  however, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued… […]

Pres. Duterte: ‘Your God is not my God’
Posted in Pinas Now! on 26 June 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte, on Monday, June 25, remained resolute in his belief that God is “stupid” but clarified that he was insulting the God of his critics. “Your God is not my God because your God is stupid,” Duterte said during oath-taking ceremonies for village officials in Cagayan de Oro City. “Mine has a lot… […]

Malacañang sides with DepEd, opposing mandatory drug tests for elementary students
Posted in Pinas Now! on 26 June 2018

Malacañang said on Monday, June 25, that it would not support the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) proposal to make drug tests mandatory for students as young as 10 years old, siding with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) stance that such testings are unconstitutional. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said that no mandatory drug tests would… […]

Ombudsman indicts Abaya over MRT mess
Posted in Pinas Now! on 26 June 2018

FORMER Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya and 16 others has been charged by the office of the Ombudsman with graft and corruption before the Sandiganbayan, citing anomalies in the 2016 maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) in which the government stood to lose more than P4 billion. According to investigators,… […]

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon visits successful minority owned small business during nationwide tour
Posted in Pinas Now! on 26 June 2018

AMIDST a busy schedule, wrestling magnate turned Cabinet member Linda McMahon made way through an also busy Porto’s Bakery & Cafe in Glendale, California — her last stop in visiting small businesses in Los Angeles.  McMahon has been making her way across the United States as part of her Small Business Association (SBA) Ignite Tour… […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump’s travel ban
Posted in Pinas Now! on 26 June 2018

Asian American community reacts to the decision to allow the so-called “Muslim ban” THE Trump administration scored a major victory on Tuesday, June 26, when the Supreme Court decided to uphold President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, further intensifying the national debate over United States immigration and conduct over immigrants, people of color and Muslims.… […]


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