Mijares Family Republishes 'The Conjugal Dictatorship'

The family of Primitivo Mijares, a former insider in the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos who turned critic and later disappeared (presumed assassinate), has launched a new edition of his book, The Conjugal Dictatorship, an expose of the the shenanigans and inner workings of Marcos' rule, reports ABS-CBN News.

OFW Remittances Hit a Record High Last Year

Cash sent home through banks by Filipinos living and working abroad hit a new record high of $2.56 billion in December last year on the back of an improving global economy such that the end-2016 growth rate exceeded the government’s target, reports Inquirer.net.

 

New Edition of Book Exposing Marcoses Released

A new edition of a book that detailed the early days of the Marcos regime is set for release. The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, which was originally published in 1975 by former Marcos propaganda man Primitivo Mijares, will be launched at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City on February 21, reports GMA News.

 

Three Fil-Ams Running in Illinois' April 4 Elections

Three Filipino Americans are running for various elective positions in the April 4 elections in Illinois, reports Inquirer.net.

 

44% of Filipinos Believe You Can Fall in Love With More Than One Person

Fourth Quarter 2016 Social Weather Survey: 44% of Pinoys believe that falling in-love with more than one person at the same time is possible; 55% are very happy with their love lives, reports the Social Weather Stations.

 

Surigao Quake Survivors Warned of Aftershocks

Officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that left at least eight people dead in northeastern Mindanao to ensure their homes and buildings were sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks, reports Inquirer.net.


 

31 Kids Have Been Killed in PH Gov't's War on Drugs

Thirty-one children have been killed so far in the government's war on drugs, a non-government organization said Thursday, reports ABS-CBN News. The fatalities, all below 18 years old, were slain between July 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017, according to the Children's Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC).

 

Fil-Am Named White House Chief Liaison to House of Representatives

Joyce Meyer (Source: ABS-CBN News)

Joyce Meyer (Source: ABS-CBN News)

The White House has appointed a Filipina-American, Joyce Meyer, as its Chief Liaison to the House of Representatives. She was named deputy assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative affairs, leading the House team for the new administration, reports ABS-CBN News.