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Fil-Am teen victim of Virginia tornado dies

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Lheandrew Lloyd Balatbat

The Filipino-American teenager, who was critically injured in last month’s tornado that swept through a campground in Virginia, died on Saturday night, August 9, INQUIRER.net has learned.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US immigration activist’s movie premiers in Manila

In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. Vargas has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora says Vargas was in custody Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, but he had no other details. AP

An autobiographical documentary by one of America’s best known illegal immigrants has opened an independent film festival in his home country, the Philippines, to applause, laughter and tears.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What successful Fil-Ams tell young Filipinos to do

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Ten young Filipino-American delegates from the US are in the Philippines for the 2014 Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro). They shared ten pieces of advice for young Filipinos on how they can also succeed. PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Instead of dragging each other down because of crab mentality, we should bring each other up. This was one of the many pieces of advice 10 young Filipino-Americans offered for the Filipino youth when they came to the Philippines for a five-day immersion program as part of the 2014 Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) of the Philippine Embassy in the United States (US).

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

American football camp for kids set for August in Quezon City

Coach AK Ikwuakor in a football huddle with kids at last year’s Empower2Play camp in Quezon City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

For the second year, Empower 2 Play International Sports Camps for Children will be hosting Filipino kids at its inspirational two-day event Aug. 9 to 10 at Marcos Field in Quezon City.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino’s jury trial for Ohio killings moved for benefit of defense

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Igmidio Mista appears in Fremont Municipal Court, Monday  in Fremont, Ohio. He is charged with shooting and killing three people in a Fremont bar early Sunday morning. AP

The jury trial of a Filipino man suspected of killing three people in an Ohio bar shooting was postponed a month from its the original August 4 schedule to give the defendant’s lawyers more time to build a stronger case for his defense.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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