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Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

This April 17, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.  Japan and the Philippines - two of the four countries Obama will visit are locked in tense disputes with Beijing over islands in the South and East China Seas and will be seeking reassurances that the U.S. would back them if the conflicts boiled over. AP

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders

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VERA CRUZ

In 1977, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos scored an incredible propaganda victory. That year, a revered Mexican American icon, a legend in US civil rights history, visited him in Manila and endorsed one of the most corrupt rulers in history who was then also notorious for gross violations of human rights.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona gestures as he talks with officials at the Department of Health in Manila, Philippines on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home, Ona said. AP

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defenses against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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We treasure our Sierra Madre

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In the1948 John Houston movie, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” three destitute Americans working as gold prospectors mining the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico are confronted by bandits posing as mounted police (“Federales”).  When they are asked to produce their badges, the chief bandit’s response is classic:   “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”   [...]

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

Reid picks Pacquiao over Bradley

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U.S. Senator and Majority Leader Harry Reid picked Manny Pacquiao over American Timothy Bradley in their 12-round title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sat., April 12.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,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 »

Palace says there’s no rush to increase US military presence

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no rush to arrive at an agreement allowing increased US military presence in the Philippines in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit in Manila later this month, a Malacañang spokesperson said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UAE: Filipino paramedic dies from MERS, others infected

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

A Filipino paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation’s interior ministry said Friday.

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

PH, US agree on bases use

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia says that under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, the US military has to get the approval of the Philippine Government for whatever they are going to bring into the country. Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

The United States and Philippine panels concluded the eighth round of negotiations in the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) Friday, and have agreed on key points such as access and use of military facilities and non-permanence of US troops.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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