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US labor officials vow to protect workers’ wages regardless of immigration status

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon and Wage and Hour Division Denver District Director Charles Frasier exchange copies of the signed alliance arrangement. Witnessing the signing ceremony were NaFFAA Executive Director Giselle Rushford, Crosswind Church Lead Pastor Ric Doguiles and former NaFFAA Regional Chair Donna Lavigne. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Federal labor officials promised to make sure that all workers are paid properly and for all the hours they worked, regardless of immigration status, at an agreement signing ceremony with Philippine consular officials based in San Francisco.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to pay for Tubbataha damage ‘very soon’


The United States will “very soon” have an announcement about the compensation for the damage to Tubbataha Reef when a US Navy ship was grounded there in 2013.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK envoy supports US attack vs ISIS

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad expressed support for the US’ order to launch airstrikes against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) saying that the group does not represent the values of Islam.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Americas,Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ex-US president Jimmy Carter, PH activists to be honored on Ninoy Aquino Day

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with former President Jimmy Carter before President Barack Obama offers a toast at a dinner for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, on the South Lawn of the White House,Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Eight distinguished “freedom fighters,” including former US President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, will be honored on Aug. 21 by the Ninoy Aquino Movement (NAM) during the group’s commemoration of the 31st death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

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

Filipino hairstylist makes cutting-edge difference in New York City


He does the hairstyles of wealthy clients in an upscale salon in New York City, but on Sundays, his only day off, he does it for the homeless.

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