Costume of PH Rep in 2016 Mr. Gay World, Moriones Festival Inspired

Christian R. Lacsamana, 2016 Mr. Gay PH Teacher to Represent PH in 2016 Mr. Gay World Contest A high school teacher from San Fernando, Pampanga will represent the Philippines at the 2016 Mr. Gay World contest to be held in Malta on April 19 to 23. Christian R. Lacsamana, 30, holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education major in Music Arts and Physical Education and Heath from Don Honorio Ventura Technological University in Bacolor, Pampanga. He teaches Alternative Learning System. Lacsamana has been training under Kagandahang Flores for…

GSIS Offers Emergency Loan to Nona Victims in Marinduque

GSIS | File photo PASAY CITY – The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted more than P178 million in emergency loan for 5,624 active members and old-age pensioners who were affected by typhoon Nona in Marinduque. Active members are qualified to apply for emergency loan if they are working or residing in the province, not on leave of absence without pay, are updated in premium contributions, and have no unpaid loan amortizations in the last six months.  Old-age pensioners residing in the province are also qualified to avail of the…

CA Defends Use of Wikipedia in Decision vs Mining Firm

Background photo from ADB MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) defended its use of online sources, particularly Wikipedia, in relation to its ruling on one of the worst mining disasters in the Philippines. The CA cited information available on the Internet in its June 2015 decision which rejected Marcopper Mining Corporation’s claim that the Regional Trial Court Branch 38 of Boac, Marinduque committed grave abuse of discretion by not dismissing the complaint filed by the Calancan Bay Fisherfolk Federation. The fisherfolk group said that the mine tailings that…

Supreme Court Justice’s Family Building a Political Dynasty?

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco’s wife, son, and daughter arerunning in 2016 races | Photo courtesy: Rappler Three members of Justice Presbitero Velasco’s family are running in the May elections: Son: Lord Allan, for re-election to Congress, representing Marinduque Wife: Lorna, for mayor of Torrijos town in Marinduque, where the Velascos have a residence Daughter: Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera, the first nominee of the party-list group Ang Mata’y Alagaan or MATA If they win, this will make Velasco the only sitting Supreme Court justice who belongs to a political family. It all…