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Basilan boy is now US city mayor

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ANTONIO Cartagena , Basilan born and an alumnus of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University,  is now the mayor of Walnut, an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California. AJPRESS PHOTO

Filipinos are slowly making their mark in the political realm in the United States. In California alone, a number of Fil-Ams have secured positions in the corridors of power, where they can create positive change for the Filipino community in the Golden State.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Global Pinoy,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The ‘T’ visa: Relief for workers who are victims of human trafficking

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After paying substantial sums of money for the opportunity to work in the United States, hundreds of workers claim to have been victims of human trafficking.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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There’s more to life than work and money

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Bantay OCW partners are being heard regularly over Inquirer Radio from different parts of the world. Like Arlene Andes in Belgium and Berly Tugas in Paris, they share interesting stories about Buhay Pinoy Overseas.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Overseas alumni aid new grads

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REY LACHICA, UK-based scientist, receives his own plaque as BPInoy awardee in rites last year.

Graduation rites in schools all over the country this month would not be the same without the generous support of their overseas Filipino alumni.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Negative factors that result in denials of B2 visas

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Amy sits at the witness stand anxiously waiting for the Immigration Judge’s decision. She applied and obtained a visitor (B2) visa in 1997 using falsified documents. Amy later married an American citizen, who filed a petition on her behalf. Instead of an approval of her green card, she was put in deportation proceedings for submitting falsified documents to the US consular officer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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Rescue with benefits

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It is human nature to be helpful. We witnessed this when the Philippines was affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). Help came from different nations—money, food, water, medical volunteers and materials for housing, among others.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Homecoming blues spark hot debate

IN MANILA, an escalator—as long as it’s moving—is meant to be stood on. People don’t clear the right-hand side to give way to those in a hurry. Anyone trying to move past other people on a moving escalator is considered boorish. PHOTO BY RAUL DANCEL

A journalist’s homecoming ambivalence and lamentations about Filipino ways has sparked a heated debate online.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place

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A month in Manila, and I am dazed and confused—even terrified. For seven years, Singapore was my home, and it was very good to me. It kept me safe and comfortable, and I knew I could always count on it.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Fil-Australian veterans elect officers

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The Australia Philippines Services League (APSL) reelected retired Col. Chris Pilao as Supreme Commander during the annual general meeting Feb. 23 at Rooty Hill RSL.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

German envoy finds true meaning of ‘home’

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DR. KLAUS Zeller and his wife Maria Teresa “Pinky” del Rosario during the book launching of “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home” at Manila Polo Club. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Even ambassadors of first world countries face some of the same struggles as ordinary overseas workers. In his book “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home: From Europe to Asia—and What is Home (Volume 2),” former German Ambassador to the Philippines Klaus Zeller shared his experiences in different parts of the world and admitted he had his own difficulties finding the true essence of “home.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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