Monique Wilson’s call to fellow artists in the Philippines

Monique Wilson, a respected stage actress, writes about the Willie Revillame and TV entertainment. Photo from

Willie Revillame’s treatment of Janjan who was made to dance like a gigolo on his primetime game show beamed on national television last March 12 has attracted a whole array of opposition and strident criticism, and, of course, defense from his diehard fans and defenders of his new home network.

Monique Wilson, a respected stage actress, gives us another point of view, and a call to her colleagues in the Philippines. Continue reading

The people’s impeachment case vs. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. Photo from the Ombudsman's official website.

Merceditas Gutierrez, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s choice of ombudsman, now faces two impeachment complaints now being heard in a single proceeding by the House justice committee.

Previous impeachment proceedings against Gutierrez failed when the House of Representatives was still controlled by a pro-Arroyo majority. The new proceeding should have a different outcome. It is only reasonable to expect that the new majority, led by partymates of President Benigno Aquino III, would muster the political will to impeach Gutierrez in the House and send her to the Senate for an impeachment trial.

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New consular fees at US Embassy in Manila starting July 13, 2010

The US Embassy along Roxas Blvd. in Manila. (Photo credit: PLM website)

The United States Embassy in Manila today announced a new consular fee schedule which will be effective starting July 13, 2010.

The new fee schedule includes substantial increases in certain visa application fees and consular services to US and non-US citizens.

The embassy said the new fee schedule is based on an order from the US Department of State.

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