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150 Filipino teachers in Maryland to lose jobs, visas

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Members of the Pilipino Educators Network, which is lobbying legislators to grant relief to Filipino teachers in Maryland who are facing loss of jobs and work permits. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

An estimated 150 foreign teachers, composed mostly of Filipinos, have been notified by the Maryland’s Prince George’s Country school system that it has no plans to sponsor temporary work visas or permanent residency at the end of the current school term.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino WWII veterans slam China ‘bullying’

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Filipino World War II veterans and supporters mark Day of Valor in Washington, DC. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Elderly Filipino American veterans denounced Wed., April 9 Chinese “bullying” against the Philippines, which they said was part of China’s design to seize Philippine territories in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am news anchor quits on air over Russia’s actions in Crimea

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1_ Liz Wahl

Filipino American news anchor Liz Wahl quit from state-owned television station Russia Today (RT) while she was live on air Wednesday, March 5, telling viewers she could not in conscience work for a network that “whitewashes the actions” of the Russian leadership.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am doctor pleads guilty to fraud

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Filipino American doctor Ovid Mercene has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges, admitting participation in a large-scale scheme to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

IRS going after Pacquiao for back taxes

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Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Internal Revenue Service is going after Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao with an $18 million alleged tax deficiency assessment from 2006 to 2010.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams blocking sale of Napoles US assets

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Jeane Napoles with President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Filipino American community leaders are vehemently blocking the sale of the luxury condominium unit owned by Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, at the high-rise Ritz Carlton on suspicion it was acquired with ill-gotten money.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Fil-Ams urge Aquino to go after US assets of Napoles

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino-American community leaders are urging the Philippine government to go after the US assets of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles and her family as investigations suggest these assets may have been acquired with laundered funds.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Fil-Am makes running history, finishes 135-mile race

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The first of three waves of runners start at the AdventurCORPS Badwater 135 ultra-marathon race on July 15, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California. Billed as the toughest footrace in the world, the 36th annual Badwater 135 starts at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, 280 feet below sea level, where athletes begin a 135-mile non-stop run over three mountain ranges in extreme mid-summer desert heat to finish at 8,350 feet above sea level near Mount Whitney for a total cumulative vertical ascent of 13,000 feet. July 10 marked the 100-year anniversary of the all-time hottest world record temperature of 134 degrees, set in Death Valley where the average high in July is 116. A total of 96 competitors from 22 nations are attempting the run which equals about five back-to-back marathons. Previous winners have completed all 135 miles in slightly less than 24 hours. AFP PHOTO/David McNew

Filipino-American architect Benjamin Gaetos made history this month when he became the first Filipino to ever complete the Badwater Ultramarathon, a grueling 135-mile run described as “the world’s toughest race.”

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

4 Filipina maids of arrested Saudi princess in US safe

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Princess Meshael Alayban

Four Filipina domestic workers who voluntarily went with U.S. authorities during a raid early morning on July 10 that led to the arrest of their Saudi princess-employer are safe, according to the Orange Country district attorney.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Fil-Ams voted for 10 of 12 Aquino-backed candidates

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A Filipino election clerk conducts the final testing and sealing of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines ahead of the Philippines's 2010 National Elections for Overseas Absentee Voting at the Philippines Embassy in Singapore on April 7, 2010. The number of Filipinos abroad who have registered as overseas absentee voters for the 2013 elections has reached over 900,000, said Senator Aquilio Pimentel, chairman of the Senate committee on electoral reforms and people’s participation.  AFP FILE PHOTO

U.S.-based Filipinos voted for 10 administration-backed senatorial candidates in the just-concluded absentee voting that drew almost thrice the turnout compared to the previous mid-term elections.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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