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Undocumented Filipinos in US anxiously await Obama’s action


A Filipino parent of a US citizen child, who is residing beyond her authorized stay in the country, sent me this e-mail:

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Only 13 of 900 OFWs repatriated from Iraq, no evacuation since–DFA

Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) take part in a training session near the southern port city of Basra on August 7, 2014. A UN statement said some reports put the number of people forced to flee by the IS takeover at 200,000. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI

Only 13 of the 900 Filipino workers in Iraq have been repatriated despite the ongoing unrest and no OFWs have evacuated since, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday, as US President Barack Obama authorized “targeted air strikes” against the strife-torn country.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Survey: PH firmest believer that China won’t topple US as world superpower


Filipinos maintained the top rank in a global survey of countries that think that the United States will remain as the world’s leading superpower and will not be replaced by China, according to the latest survey of the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Aquino’s fumbled message on artists and drug abuse

President Benigno Aquino III.  AFP FILE PHOTO

What began as a puzzling decision to snub one of the country’s greatest actresses turned into an unfortunate, fumbled message on drug abuse and rehabilitation.   So now we know: President Aquino doesn’t think much of people who have tried drugs.   “I don’t want to send a message that using illegal drugs is OK […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Asia pivot absent from Obama foreign policy speech

In this May 22, 2010, file photo, addressing the graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, President Barack Obama outlined a foreign policy vision using diplomacy and a strong military together, in West Point, N.Y. Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. The president will make the case for that seemingly more limited approach during a commencement address Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  AP

President Barack Obama laid out a sweeping vision for US foreign policy but made no mention of what has been a signature tune of his administration’s diplomacy: the “pivot” to Asia.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »