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Voilà! Filipino-speaking monsieur surprises Aquino

Cartoon, September 20, 2014

He stands 6-foot-4 (1.9 meters) and is a dead ringer for NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Not only that, he speaks fluent Filipino.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US labor officials vow to protect workers’ wages regardless of immigration status

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon and Wage and Hour Division Denver District Director Charles Frasier exchange copies of the signed alliance arrangement. Witnessing the signing ceremony were NaFFAA Executive Director Giselle Rushford, Crosswind Church Lead Pastor Ric Doguiles and former NaFFAA Regional Chair Donna Lavigne. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Federal labor officials promised to make sure that all workers are paid properly and for all the hours they worked, regardless of immigration status, at an agreement signing ceremony with Philippine consular officials based in San Francisco.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nominations for Migration Advocacy and Media Awards now being accepted

Nominations for the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards are now being accepted by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) which conceived the awards in 2011 to celebrate the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively, every year),

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

EU, PH back peaceful resolution of sea row

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III address the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. They discussed the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and investment, bilateral development cooperation and maritime issues.  AP PHOTO/YVES LOGGHE

The Philippines and the European Union (EU) agree that territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved through international arbitration.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: It’s more fun to do business in the Philippines

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Slinas and Juan Sunye Deputy Chief of Protocol of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation upon arrival at Torrejon Airbase in Madrid Spain. Photo By: Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

President Aquino began his European roadshow showcasing the country’s fast-rising economy.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Europe,Global Pinoy,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »