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Fil-Ams at New York forum share experiences with domestic violence

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Leani Auxilla (left) and Kilusan Bautista share their experiences with domestic violence. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Two young survivors gave their accounts of how domestic violence crushed their families, at the first public roundtable discussion of domestic violence held at the Kalayaan Hall of Philippine Center here on October 28.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am women leaders recall climb to success

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Authors of Disrupt, from left, Gloria T. Caoile, Cristeta Comerford, Maria Africa Beebee, Marily Mondejar, Shirley S. Raguindin and FWN Board Member Bambi Lorica.

Gloria T. Caoile was 17 years old when she arrived in the US, literally fresh off the boat. “Naïve and inexperienced,” she took low-paying clerical jobs without health benefits and endured harassment and discrimination from “predators of all kinds” because she was a Filipina and a woman.

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The life and times of an absentee mother

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It’s been 18 years since Elsa has seen her children in person. The last time she embraced her son and two daughters, they were seven, six and four years old. Her youngest daughter wasn’t even in school yet.

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Sumptuous Bistro Filipino book launch in San Francisco

Bistro Filipino coffee table book

A coffee table book of Filipino recipes “re-imagined” by chef and restaurateur Rolando Laudico entitled Bistro Filipino had its international launch here October 22 at the Philippine Center.

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Airport worker eyed in human smuggling

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has alerted the Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (Iacat) to be on the look-out for an airport employee allegedly involved in a human smuggling racket at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

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