By Philip M. Lustre Jr.
He was a marked man when he migrated to the United States 15 years ago. Joseph Ocol, once a top planning executive of the Clark Development Corp. (CDC), had been placed on the government’s Witness Protection Program for blowing the whistle on what appeared to be a multibillion-peso election fund-raising scam in the agency tasked to transform a former US military air base into an industrial complex and economic zone.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
The recently released August 2014 Visa Bulletin of the US Department of State reveals an unusual movement in the priority dates of certain petitions of US citizens. For the first time in many years, the priority dates for the first preference category (F1) petitions by US citizens on behalf of their adult single children are advancing faster than petitions by green card holders under the F2B category. What is accelerating the priority dates under the F1 category?
Two Filipinos—social worker Alberto Rodil of Toronto, Ontario, and doctor Anna Wolak of Vancouver, British Columbia—were recently named among the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2014, a prestigious contest organized by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
By Mico Letargo
Most elderly Filipino caregivers in the Los Angeles area work past retirement age due to the lack of employment protection and benefits, the inability to save up for retirement and the continuing need to provide financial help to their families, according to a policy report authored by three California-based researchers.
By Jacqueline Ong
Everyone has a story. Helen Mahimpit has hers, too. When she left Taiwan after 20 years of domestic work—much of it as an overstaying, undocumented worker—she came back to a newly-built three-bedroom concrete house.