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Very few undocumented Filipino youths take advantage of break to stay and work in the US

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Only a few undocumented Filipino youths have taken advantage of the opportunity to temporarily stay and find work in the United States under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to the Philippine Embassy.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Facing severe drought, Californians back mandatory curb on water use


Californians rank the drought that’s dehydrating their state as their number one environmental concern, according to a new statewide survey.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Maritime disputes could lead to war’

Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured in May 2012 at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s maritime disputes with countries like the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea are increasingly raising anxieties among their neighbors that the row could lead to armed conflict, according to a poll survey released by a US research group two weeks ago.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA priority: Peace in disputed sea

Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday its priority in the remaining two years of the Aquino administration would be “to ensure the peace in the West Philippine Sea” amid rising territorial conflicts with regional giant China.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH Muslims appeal for end to violence in Gaza

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Muslims in Mindanao said the Eidl Fitr celebrations, which could start Monday in some areas, would not be as meaningful because of violence affecting Palestine.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »