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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 »

China to Obama: Be fair in dealing with maritime disputes

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Chinese President Xi Jinping.  AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged United States (US) President Barack Obama to adopt an “objective and fair attitude” in dealing with China’s maritime claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bill giving incentive for PH relief donations passes US House

Rep. Eric Swalwell. US CONGRESS PHOTO

A bill to spur contributions to Typhoon “Haiyan” relief in the Philippines passed the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.-15) today announced today, Mar. 24.

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

PH, US resume bases agreement talks

Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya: Agreed in principle. Photo from J Eduardo Malaya Facebook account

The Philippines and the United States begin Monday their seventh, and possibly last, round of negotiations for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation agreement that would give the United States wider access to Philippine military bases amid increasing tensions with China in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am leaders attend White House briefing and ‘network’ in DC

The panel of community advocates and experts during the Kaya: Filipino American Town Hall Meeting. PHOTO BY MARITA ETCUBANEZ

Following a White House briefing for nearly 200 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders earlier in the day, a group of political activists hosted a town hall meeting and reception for Filipino American leaders on March 14.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obamacare enrollment soars in San Francisco region

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Obamacare enrollment in the greater San Francisco Bay Area soared in the last five months, exceeding health authorities’ base projection by 218 percent.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Turkish Americans present second $25K check for ‘Haiyan’ relief

Turkish Coalition of America President G. Lincoln McCurdy is flanked by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (left) and FilCom Center Board Chair Edmund Aczon (right). Jon Matsuoka, president and CEO of Consuelo Foundation is on the far right.

The Turkish Coalition of America on March 20 presented a $25,000 donation the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu, Hawaii, to aid the Typhoon ‘Haiyan’ relief efforts, an amount that was matched dollar for dollar by the Consuelo Foundation, a Hawaii-based nonprofit.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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