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Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage

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The Kalahi Folkloric Ensemble captures best booth in Las Vegas Pinoy Pride fest. Facebook photo by Kalahi Folkloric Ensemble

The colorful booth of Kalahi Folkloric Ensemble, which featured authentic Filipino costumes and musical instrument, captured the best booth overall in the three-day Pinoy Pride fest that ended Sunday. April 13 in downtown Las Vegas.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Basilan boy is now US city mayor

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ANTONIO Cartagena , Basilan born and an alumnus of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University,  is now the mayor of Walnut, an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California. AJPRESS PHOTO

Filipinos are slowly making their mark in the political realm in the United States. In California alone, a number of Fil-Ams have secured positions in the corridors of power, where they can create positive change for the Filipino community in the Golden State.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Global Pinoy,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, US renew defense talks

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Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States (US) resumed talks Thursday on the enhanced defense cooperation agreement, part of which involves the increased rotational presence of US troops in the country.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, US rush defense talks for Obama visit this month

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The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s (in photo) visit to the country. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Continued deportations under Obama denounced

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Protesters above joined hundreds in San Francisco Friday as part of a national day of action to encourage President Obama to end deportations.  NEW AMERICA MEDIA PHOTO

Protesters marched April 4 to denounce the continued deportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants. More than two million people, two-thirds of them for minor infractions, have been deported since President Obama took office in 2008.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF Bay Area lawmaker’s request for hearing on Medicare fraud by hospital chain granted

Rep. Jackie Speier. FEMINIST.ORG PHOTO

The Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa agreed to hold a hearing into alleged Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE fraud by a for-profit hospital chain.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am teen who climbed to top of 1 World Trade Center faces judge

Justin Casquejo arrives for his court date in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The 16-year-old boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said. AP

A teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos, other Asians top success index in US

Elijah Bearsheart, left, holds his daughter, Keanala, 1, as he sits with his family, Kehala Diserly, Kiari Diserly, 3, and Yamni Pederson, 5, as they listen to testimony during the Indian Child Welfare Act summit in Rapid City, South Dakota. AP FILE PHOTO

In every region of America, white and Asian children—including Filipino-Americans—are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Mild quake rattles Los Angeles Area

Screengrab from http://earthquake.usgs.gov

A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before. (Los Angeles County has 374,285 Filipinos — US Census.)

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New drive launched to raise number of US citizenship applicants

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Panel announces campaign to increase the number of applicants for US citizenship among eligible immigrants

Only eight percent of eligible immigrants apply for US citizenship every year, according to Linda Lopez, chief of immigrant affairs the Los Angeles Mayor’s office.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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