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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 »

Filipino Hall in Wapato, Washington, marks 62nd anniversary

FACYV President Rey Pascua (fourth from left) pushed for the passage of the Washington State Proclamation dedicating October 2014 as Filipino American History Month. Consul Leah Rodriguez (4th from right) was joined (from left) by Jaime Bilar, Juancho Rillo, Ramon Lopez, Elisea Sarion, Jessele San Jose and Herminigilda Cariño, who provided consular services to kababayans during the visit to Wapato. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipinos celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the historic Filipino Community Hall on 211 West 2nd Street on March 22.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

State senator popular among Fil-Ams arrested on corruption charges

Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee

Federal officials arrested California State Senator Leland Yee on March 26 on public corruption charges, wire fraud and conspiracy to deal firearms.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama legalizes tax-deductible donations to ‘Yolanda’ victims

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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

United States President Barack Obama signed Wednesday a law that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US seeks defense accord that’s ‘mutually agreeable’

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Mutually agreeable.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States wants the ongoing defense talks with the Philippines to be concluded “as soon as possible,” but only if the pact were mutually agreeable to both sides with their concerns sufficiently addressed, said the top US diplomat in the Philippines.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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