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December 14, 2014

If there’s an OFW in your family, balikbayan boxes are sure to deck the halls of your home in this most-giving of seasons. …

December 14, 2014

“Balikbayan” boxes are familiar sights in the homes of Filipinos with relatives who live or work in other countries.…

December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA practices Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that the harsh interrogations saved American lives.…

Eviction of Zamboanga refugees puts lives at risk, says Refugees Int’l »

04:14 am | An international refugee aid group criticized officials in Zamboanga for “forcibly” evicting hundreds of displaced families on December 15 and transporting them to camps where “humanitarian conditions are appalling.”…

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Eviction of Zamboanga refugees puts lives at risk, says Refugees Int’l »

04:14 am | An international refugee aid group criticized officials in Zamboanga for “forcibly” evicting hundreds of displaced families on December 15 and transporting them to camps where “humanitarian conditions are appalling.”…

Dec 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Popular Fil-Canadian on third term as school board trustee »

03:35 am | MARKHAM, Ontario — Marlene Mogado, who won in last October’s municipal election, is on an impressive third term as York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) Trustee for Markham’s Wards 4, 5, 6 and 7. She has plenty of achievements to buttress the voters’ thumbs-up of her performance. “The term is for another four years,” Trustee Mogado…

Dec 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Saudi Arabia unlikely to hand over remains of beheaded Filipino – DFA »

09:44 pm | MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) doubted that Saudi Arabia would hand over to the Philippines the remains of the Filipino it executed last Friday for the murder of a Saudi national.   But when asked if this were possible, Assistant Secretary Charles Jose, the DFA spokesperson, said the DFA would still…

Dec 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Two more Filipinos confirmed dead in Bering Sea tragedy »

05:10 am | SAN FRANCISCO — Two more Filipino crewmen have been confirmed dead following the sinking of Korean vessel Oryong 96 off the Bering Sea in Russia, raising the total number of Filipino fatalities to five, the Department of Foreign Affairs said December 11. Three bodies of Filipinos were recovered earlier this month. Three Filipinos survived the…

Dec 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Simbang Gabi schedules – SF Bay Area; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles »

DALY CITY, California – Simbang Gabi or Dawn Mass, a Christmas novena tradition in the Philippines, is now being celebrated in many Filipino-American communities…

Dec 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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