Awardee Maricar Taino with Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr.


Consul General Maria Theresa Dizon-de Vega (foreground, center) with participants to the Feb. 18 Fil-Am Community General Assembly in New York.  (Photo by Yetbo LoveRita)


SEVEN months after President Rodrigo Duterte implemented his anti-drugs campaign, highlighted by the deaths of over 7,000 suspected drug users and pushers, Nobel Prize winner Amnesty International, acting on the indignation by the international community, including the United Nations, as well as its commitment to the rights, dignity and well-being of each individual, went to the Philippines and conducted an investigation of the anger-provoking extrajudicial killings (EJK) under the Duterte regime.


Archbishop Bernardito Auza with Manny Caballero, FR editorial/news editor.



In a recent Op-Ed Section article in The New York Times, César Gaviria (pictured above), president of Colombia from 1990 to 1994 and the secretary general of the Organization of American States from 1994 to 2004, titled his work “President Duterte is Repeating My Mistakes.”

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