Diplomatic efforts seek to save Ukraine fighters in Mariupol – Zelenskiy

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine was working on a diplomatic effort to save defenders barricaded inside the Azovstal steelworks KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said diplomatic efforts were underway to save the remaining fighters holed up inside the Azovstal steelworks in the city of Mariupol, as more civilians were evacuated from the … Read more

After Palparan interview, moms of disappeared students seek SMNI suspension

The mothers of disappeared students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan ask the National Telecommunications Commission to suspend or revoke the network’s principal license, and issue a cease and desist order against SMNI MANILA, Philippines – The mothers of disappeared students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan filed a complaint with the National Telecommunications Commission seeking to … Read more

Twitter under shareholder pressure to seek deal with Musk, sources say

The price expectations among Twitter shareholders for the deal divergence based largely on their investment strategy, sources say Twitter is coming under increasing pressure from its shareholders to negotiate with Elon Musk even though the world’s richest person has called his $43 billion bid for the social media platform his best and final offer, people … Read more

Bishops seek probe into red-tagged church worker’s arrest in Cagayan de Oro

The Ecumenical Bishops Forum decries the arrest of church worker and activist Aldeem Yañez even as it calls for thorough and impartial investigations into what religious leaders see as a glaring violation of civil liberties CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – A group of bishops from different Christian churches on Monday, April 18, called on … Read more

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek a second term

‘There’s only one consideration and that is family. I have told everyone before that family is my first priority,’ Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam, who has governed the global financial hub through the upheaval of anti-government protests and COVID-19, said on Monday, April 4, she … Read more

To help farmers, Senate bets seek changes to rice tariffication law

Candidates who joined the Rundown 2022 senatorial forum also share their priority bills MANILA, Philippines – To help farmers affected by the government’s rice tariffication law, some senatorial candidates said they will push for some changes in the said law. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte who is of the Senate slate … Read more

Bishops, lawmakers seek separate probes into Davao de Oro ‘encounter’

BUKIDNON, Philippines – Bishops from various Christian denominations and a group of lawmakers called for separate official investigations into the February 24 deaths of Lumad rights activist and volunteer teacher Chad Booc and four others in Davao de Oro province. The calls were made as an offshoot of a controversy surrounding what the military claimed … Read more