Gun safety groups push Biden to act, but White House looks to Congress

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Gun safety advocates are pushing US President Joe Biden to take stronger measures on his own to curb gun violence after the Texas elementary school shooting, but the White House is putting responsibility on Congress to pass laws that would have more impact. The White House has spoken with gun safety … Read more

Ukraine says Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbas push

‘The occupiers shelled more than 40 towns in Donetsk and Luhansk region, destroying or damaging 47 civilian sites, including 38 homes and a school,’ the Joint Task Force of Ukraine’s armed forces says KYIV, Ukraine – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, Ukraine’s military said, threatening to shut off … Read more

Labor groups again push for national minimum wage

‘The P33-wage increase is a pittance and woefully inadequate. It is not even enough to allow workers to recover the lost value of their wages,’ says SENTRO MANILA, Philippines – As the Department of Labor and Employment announced the Metro Manila and Western Visayas regional wage boards’ approval of a minimum wage hike on Saturday, … Read more

‘Kakampinks’ make final push for Leni-Kiko at Makati miting de avance

Supporters of Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan pack Ayala Avenue in a final show of force for the tandem MANILA, Philippines – As people around her cried their hearts out to Juan Karlos’ rendition of Dilaw na Buwan68-year-old Nora Asistio bobbed her head to the slow beat at the pre-program of the miting de avance … Read more

Bird flu, Ukraine war push egg prices higher worldwide

Severe outbreaks of bird flu in the United States and France are tightening global egg supplies and raising prices for the food staple as the war in Ukraine disrupts shipments to Europe and the Middle East. Higher prices are particularly painful for consumers who rely on eggs as a low-cost source of protein and substitute … Read more

Amid red-tagging, Robredo won’t ally with anyone using force to push agenda

Presidential candidate VP Leni Robredo vows to help protect her ‘Kakampinks’ from any harassment that might happen due to the red-tagging DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo reiterated she would not ally with anyone resorting to violence to advance their agenda amid critics’ relentless effort to red-tag her and her … Read more

Robredo supporters set marches, rallies in Bicol for ‘last push’ to Malacañang

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Saying they want to thwart forces seeking to break regional unity behind Vice President Leni Robredo, Albay supporters of the presidential candidate will hold a “massive rally” here on Saturday, April 9, to launch a series of activities in Bicol Aimed at delivering a 90% Bicolano vote for Robredo. At a … Read more

Robredo, Moreno push for Hague ruling as leverage in South China Sea row

The 2016 Hague ruling has been viewed not only as Manila’s ace in the sea row, but a victory that served all other nations that value a rules-based order in the South China Sea MANILA, Philippines – In building international support to push back against China in the South China Sea, presidential candidates Manila Mayor … Read more

Isko Moreno to push for immediate exploration of Liguasan Marsh, if elected

If elected, the Manila mayor would prioritize the development of the country’s biggest wetland for power stability in Mindanao ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno would prioritize the exploration and development of Liguasan Marsh as a source of electricity for Mindanao, he said, as he started campaigning in Lanao del … Read more