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Fil-Am history confab finds living link to a manong’s disrupted life

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Attendees at the Filipino American National Historical Society conference in San Diego. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Before the grapes were the asparagus. Before Delano, there was Stockton. In Stockton, there was the Mariposa Hotel, the Emerald Cafe and the Rizal Social Club. Three buildings–all that’s left of the approximately six-block area known as Little Manila from 1920s up to the 1960s, when that “blighted” neighborhood was bulldozed and a freeway ran through it.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asian American spenders influencing music market — Nielsen

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Nielsen, a leading provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, released a new report August 19 on how Asian Americans consume music and music brands.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Islamic militants plan Southeast Asian caliphate

Ayob Khan Mydin, deputy chief of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division, listens to questions during an interview with Agence France-Presse at the Royal Malaysian Police headquaters in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by Iraq's extremist jihad group Isis, Ayob Khan said.  AFP PHOTO/MOHD RASFAN

Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by Iraq’s extremist jihad group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), a top counterterrorism official said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Integrity issue’ vs SolGen: Legal strategy or disloyalty to country?

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A handout picture received from Taiwan's National Security Council on Sept. 1, 2012, shows Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan holding a national flag at Itu Aba or Taiping, the biggest islet of the disputed Spratlys on Aug.31, 2012. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza may have committed a “grave mistake” in his handling of the Philippine case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal when he directed the government’s international lawyers to exclude the Taiwan-occupied island of Itu Aba from the 4,000-page memorial before it was submitted to the tribunal in The Hague in March.  AFP PHOTO/Taiwan's National Security Council

Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s handling of the Philippines’ case against China before the United Nations arbitral tribunal was scrutinized by some members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they vetted the nominees to the seat of a Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Roberto Abad.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thailand gives additional P27M for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

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Residents sit outside their damaged house after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP

Thailand donated $622,243.39 or P27.195 million to aid in the rehabilitation efforts for communities devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” November last year, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement released Monday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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