Post Tagged with: "corruption"

Amidst the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan in rural communities in Leyte, Philippines,  Jessica Abejar wonders: "Am I Filipino enough? (Photo by Arlynn Aquino, European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection, Creative Commons license)

NY Filipinos Worry About Corruption, Reflect on Identity

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion, Southeast Asian November 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Two testimonies in The FilAm reflect mixed feelings in the community about opening their wallets and hearts.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mixed Reaction to Possible Return of ‘Shameless’ Assemblyman

Bronx, Crime, Latino, Politics May 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

El Diario-La Prensa reports that former Assemblyman Nelson Castro might run for the same position he was forced to vacate only weeks ago. It has stirred up community reactions that go from praising his “courage” to “You can’t trust people like that.”

Hiram Monserrate (center) leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his sentencing in December. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Monserrate Quietly Starts Prison Term

In the News, Latino, Politics May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Following a two-month postponement, disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate started serving his two-year sentence for embezzlement of city funds on May 11, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

State Sen. José Peralta said that he is not under investigation and that there was nothing inappropriate in his conversations with Shirley Huntley. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

I’m Not Under Investigation, Says Queens Boro Prez Hopeful

Elections 2013, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

State Sen. and Queens borough president hopeful José Peralta emphatically told El Diario-La Prensa that he is not under investigation. The clarification comes after his name was included in a list of officials who were secretly recorded as part of a corruption investigation.