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Watchdogging the Filipino-American community: An investigative reporting project

The FilAm online magazine has launched a campaign to raise funds to support investigative reporting on the Filipino-American community in the New York area. The crowdfunding campaign is live until July 21 on Indiegogo.

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

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Good moral character matters in immigration and naturalization processes

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Jonas was petitioned by an American employer to work as a software engineer. He was given a working (H1B) visa in 2005, valid until 2008. A year after his arrival, however, Jonas was arrested while traveling domestically from Los Angeles to New York. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his luggage. Jonas was taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, a criminal offense.

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

Setting off with blind faith

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Illustrations by Steph Bravo

This is a true story about my friend Digoy and my encounter with Masha, a Russian lady. If written like a play, it would go thus:

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Franco Consolacion and the victory of Filipino accountants in California

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FRANCO CONSOLACION

Franco Consolacion was always a dreamer. He immigrated to the United States with his family after martial law was declared in the Philippines in September 1972. He had been a successful Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a “topnotcher” in the accountancy exams, and was teaching accounting at the University of the East.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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OFWs struggle to see their dying parents

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His dying father’s wish was to see his son one last time.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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