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Suspect nabbed in attack on Fil-Am journalist

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Stephen Nisbet (left), partner of Fil-Am journalist Randy Gener for 19 years until their marriage two years ago, with Fr. Julian Jagudilla OFM, during the press conference and prayer rally at the Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, New York.  PHOTO BY CAROL TANJUTCO

In a quick turn of events, the police authorities in Queens arrested a suspect. No further information was released pending investigation.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

How to get free money from the US taxman

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Get as much as $6,000 tax-free money from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). That is, if you earn less than $51,000 from wages, self-employment or farming and provided that you file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NY fundraisers turned over $22k to Jesuits

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“Typhoon Yolanda” a mural painting by Orley Ypon was unveiled by R.A.R.E. Foundation during the Artists for Philippines charity auction at Kalayaan Hall, PCGNY to honor the typhoon victims and survivors. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JOJO AUSTRIA

In a ceremony held at the Philippine Consulate General of New York, various Filipino and American groups celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday by a symbolic turn-over of $22,194 funds raised for Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) victims. The funds were received by Fr. Vic Salanga, SJ, in his capacity as Director of the Philippine Jesuit Foundation, a 501c3 corporation based at Upper East Manhattan.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Migrant Center launched in New York City

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Fr. Julian S. Jagudilla,OFM spearheaded the launching of Migrant Center of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi NYC, opening its doors to both immigrants and undocumented aliens who need help with their immigration petition and social services. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Bro. Octavio Duran

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of offering sanctuary to people who are alienated, displaced and persecuted, the Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi began operations to welcome immigrants and provide a place of refuge.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am legal defense group honors ‘Trailblazers’ awardees

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Faldef Board Member and NAACP LDF Controller Lito Pernia, with NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Director Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill and Faldef President JT Mallonga, during the first Trailblazers Defend, Serve and Educate awards night held on Oct. 26 in Newark, New Jersey.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Filipino American Legal Defense Fund (Faldef) honored several legal and community advocates during the first “Trailblazers” awards gala on Oct. 26 in Newark, New Jersey.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am lawyers coalesce to give free legal aid

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Consul General Mario de Leon (second from right)  hosts Filipino American lawyers at the Ambassador’s residence in New York,  with lawyers (L-R) Steven Siegel,  Bob Rivas, guest Victor Bolden, Chairperson JT Mallonga, Merit Salud and Leandro Lachica.

Filipino Americans lawyers in this city recently formed a coalition to provide pro bono legal aid to Filipinos who are facing legal trouble by reason of their immigrant origins and legal status but are unable to hire legal assistance due to poverty.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines | Read More »

Group of FilAm lawyers defends illegal immigrant Vargas

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Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas, the acclaimed multi-media journalist,  has retained the Filipino American Legal Defense and Education  Fund, Inc.(FALDEF)  to help him in his advocacy of the DREAM Act as well as to render legal assistance on his quest and that of thousands of fellow DREAMers to pursue the American Dream. In the June 22 article [...]

Posted: June 25th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama’s bin Laden

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President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with security officials, get an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden.

Hail to the Commander-in-Chief! This is the very opportunity that any president would seize as a crowning glory of his position. President Obama had reaped the fruits of labor of tens of thousands of military deployed since the 9/11 aftermath. This is what George W. Bush hoped to accomplish when he ordered, almost ten years [...]

Posted: May 6th, 2011 in Photos & Videos,Viewpoints | Read More »

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