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Left-handed apologies


As always, many folks expressed high hopes for the New Year with high explosives—because nothing says “a bright 2014” like a few missing fingers.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Consulates ink pact with US labor dept. on Filipino workers’ rights

US labor officials signing partnership with consuls from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Agana. INQUIRER.net PHOTO

“We’ve investigated 2,000 cases and recovered $13.8 million in unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations in the health care industry alone involving Filipino workers as victims,” said Susana Blanco, director of the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division in San Francisco.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »


The case of the forged pork barrel signatures


This case. It’s been bugging me like a blackjack to the back of the head. Like a hangover headache after a night of cheap drinks and cheaper dames in a smoky joint somewhere without an address.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Immigrants rely on God, family, home in making end-of-life care decisions

Rowena Patel heads Laguna Honda Hospital’s palliative care unit.

When it comes to making end-of-life health care decisions, religion, family and home are powerful influences on many terminally ill Filipino immigrants in America.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More Filipino Americans will need palliative care

Willie Briones (center) had three family members die of cancer and says palliative care made a big difference in their last days. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Ray Garcia, a Filipino American resident of South San Francisco, remembers the suffering of his childhood friend who was dying young of brain cancer at home in Manila 35 years ago.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »