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UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants gather around vehicles carrying UN peacekeepers from Fiji before releasing them, as they arrive near the Syrian village of Al Rafeed in Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, seen from the border of the Israeli side Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers.  AP PHOTO/GIL ELIYAHU

Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers.

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

US labor issues and workers’ rights explained to Filipino expats

TALAKAYAN: Representatives from key US Department of Labor agencies in the Bay Area join Philippine Consulate officials at the Talakayan at the Consulate General. From left to right:  Atty. Linda Ordonio-Dixon, Senior Trial Attorney from EEOC,  Director David Shiraishi, Area Director (Oakland) from OSHA, Deputy Consul  General Jaime Ramon Ascalon, Community Outreach Specialist Demetria Manuselis from the Wage and Hour Division, and Mr. Keith Young, Business Services Representative of San Mateo County.

American labor and employment issues were the topics at the Talakayan sa Konsulado on US Labor Week held at the Philippine Consulate recently.

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

International call to tear down ‘Torre de Manila’

Order of Knights of Rizal officers led by Filipino American Council of Chicago president, Dr. Rufino Crisostomo (middle) show off the "Terror de Manila" signs in protest of the construction of a 46-story high-rise condo that will bloc the sight line from the Rizal Monument in Manila. PINOY photo

The call to tear down “Torre de Manila,” the proposed 46-story condominium complex that will eventually block the iconic sight line of the monument and burial ground of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park in Manila, has become louder with the members of the Order of the Knights of Rizal (OKOR) leading an international campaign.

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

Serving 2 flags, Fil-Am soldiers sign up anew

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FIL-AM GIsNavy SpecialWarfare Operator Hermelito Rafol and USNavy First Class Jessica San Roque pose with US Ambassador Philip
Goldberg during the reenlistment ceremony at the US Embassy. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

She had always aspired to join the military even back in her Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) days. He had joined the service just so he could skip college.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A taste of home in San Diego

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THE 40TH anniversary of Samahan proves that no matter where they  are, Filipinos love to celebrate—and share—their roots and traditions.

The bamboo poles are laid out criss-crossed on the floor as agile performers hit these against the ground in rhythmic fashion.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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