Marcos’ youngest son is ‘intern’ at House Speaker’s office 

THE PRESIDENT’S youngest son is “working as an intern” at the House leader’s office, Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez confirmed on Monday in a statement.    William Vincent A. Marcos has been undergoing training on the legislative process since Jan. 23, said Mr. Romualdez, a first cousin of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.   “He will be […]

Abortion, China, big government: Republicans gear up to flex US House muscles

WASHINGTON — Hours after Republican leader Kevin McCarthy finally clinched the US House speaker role, his party was already rolling out its initial legislative steps: the creation of committees to investigate China and the “weaponization of the federal government,” and a bill that could potentially limit abortion care nationwide. Mr. McCarthy won the election for […]

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa quits; ‘We are the real power’ says protester

COLOMBO — The speaker of Sri Lanka’s parliament formally accepted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation on Friday after he fled to Singapore to escape a popular uprising brought about by his country’s worst economic crisis in seven decades. “From this point, we will move to constitutionally appoint a new president,” the speaker, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, told […]