By Jason DeParle – nytimes.com Before she arrived in this mecca of migrant labor at age 48, Evelyn Naces, a Filipino nurse, had never owned a credit card. Soon she had 14 of them — and like thousands of other foreign workers here, a trip to debtors’ prison. “When they Read more »
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abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – A court has ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to temporarily stop enforcing the smoking ban in major and minor roads. Mandaluyong Judge Carlos Valenzuela ordered the MMDA to stop enforcing the no-smoking policy for 20 days.
By Aurea Calica – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had already abandoned its quest for an independent state in Mindanao before its meeting in Japan with President Aquino last Thursday, the government’s chief negotiator with the rebel group said yesterday.