JULY 2015


MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle shown with Pope Francis (in an Inquirer’s file photo) urged Filipino Catholics to “study, enrich, discuss and meditate” on the various points of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si” (Praised Be to You) on right photo).



PH VEEP Jejomar Binay (L) resigned from President Aquino’s cabinet June 22 pictured together  during more congenial times at a recent meeting on overseas Filipino workers’ concerns in Pasay City. This is another sign of heated jockeying for the top post in 2016. (Inquirer photo by Lyn Rillon.)



WW II VETERANS call the attention of U.S. solons at Capitol Hill about fairness in the pensions and benefits they get for their years of service. See “Letter from Washington” by Jon Melegrito


FILIPINO Americans led by businesswoman Loida Nicholas-Lewis picketed the New York offices of Apple June 12 in protest of China’s escalating intrusion into Philippine and other Southeast Asian nations’ territorial waters. Apple’s products are made in China.  U.S. President Obama called on China to tone down its aggression.






LEFT PHOTO-- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced June 18 the indictment of largest number of people involved in Medicare fraud  including 10 Filipino Americans in the Chicago area. RIGHT PHOTO--DEAN of Ateneo de Manila’s School of Government came out strongly in support of thousands of Gawad Kalinga volunteers, supporters and workers in the wake of a controversy involving GK Founder Tony Meloto’s recent speech at the University of Hawaii.


PH SUPREME COURT ORDERED to stop the construction of “Torre de Manila” that blocks the sight line of the Rizal Monument in Manila. The Knights of Rizal and head of various heritage watchdog groups opposed the building of the 42-story condo.


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