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No US troops in PH as SC reviews defense pact

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia.  INQUIRER.net/Matikas Santos

No troops from the United States will be coming to the Philippines yet as the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) is being questioned before the Supreme Court.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What successful Fil-Ams tell young Filipinos to do

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Ten young Filipino-American delegates from the US are in the Philippines for the 2014 Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro). They shared ten pieces of advice for young Filipinos on how they can also succeed. PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Instead of dragging each other down because of crab mentality, we should bring each other up. This was one of the many pieces of advice 10 young Filipino-Americans offered for the Filipino youth when they came to the Philippines for a five-day immersion program as part of the 2014 Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) of the Philippine Embassy in the United States (US).

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tornado kills two Fil-Am campers in Virginia

Lolabeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat of Jersey City, New Jersey died in a tornado that hit a campground in Virginia. FACEBOOK PHOTO

An F1 tornado toppled trees and flipped campers at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing two Filipino American campers and sending at least 33 more to area hospitals, officials said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Teenage Fil-Am camp counselor is Miss PH Quest USA

Left to right: Jenica Balmes,  3rd Princess; Isabela Estella, 2nd Princess; Alexa Kirby-Miss Philippines Quest USA 2014; Misook Mendonca-1st Princess; Erin Manansala-4th Princess. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Alexa Kirby, an 18-year-old, five foot eight summer camp counselor was chosen the first-ever Miss Philippines Quest USA at a coronation ceremony on July 12 at Symphony Space.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Protesters slam China’s bullying in disputed sea

FROM PH WITH LOVE  Protesters wave mock missiles before the Chinese Consulate in Makati City during simultaneous protests on Thursday at Chinese embassies and consular offices around the world. The demonstrators denounce China’s “bullying” of their neighbor-claimants, including the Philippines, of the disputed islands in the South China Sea.  JOAN BONDOC

About 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched Thursday to the Chinese Consulate in Makati City to protest China’s actions in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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