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U visas available for out-of-status immigrants in US who are victims of certain crimes

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Victims of certain crimes may have an avenue to gain legal status through the U visa. This immigration benefit extends to the victim and qualifying family members of the victim.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

San Francisco cops, immigration experts talk to Filipinos about domestic violence

Resource speakers for the Talakayan sa Konsulado discuss domestic violence (left to right) Lt. Randy Caturay of the San Francisco Police Department, Raymond Tang, District Attorney Investigator, Glen Sylvester, Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers, and Robert Yabes, Program Director at the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“One out of four people is or will become a victim of domestic violence,” Lt. Randy Caturay, member of the San Francisco Police Force and the Alliance for Community Empowerment, recently told the audience at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am murder suspect won’t face the death penalty

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Murder suspect Richard Magdayo Dahan. LAS VEGAS METRO PHOTO

Prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty in the case of a Fil-Am former chef accused of stabbing to death his 28-year-old wife in their Las Vegas apartment early this year.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF District Attorney helps domestic violence victims get child support

Pedestrians walk past a Meralco sign in suburban Manila in this file photo. San Miguel Corp. has increased its stake in the country's largest power distributor to 32.39 percent by taking over a 5.6-percent stake that the Social Security System sold to an affiliate three years ago under an installment plan.  AFP PHOTO/JES AZNAR

The city District Attorney’s Victim Services Division together with the Department of Child Support Services will educate victims of domestic violence about their child-support options.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

California Supreme Court mulls Tempongko domestic violence case—was it murder or manslaughter?

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Should the killer of Claire Joyce Tempongko have been convicted of manslaughter and given a less severe sentence instead of murder, which carries a heavier penalty, because a lower court allegedly erred in instructing the jury on the distinction between murder and manslaughter?

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

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A large contingent of young Filipino students show up for flash mob

SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women.   The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to deport Filipino housekeepers’ abuser

A Taiwanese official who pleaded guilty to mistreating two housekeepers brought over from the Philippines to work in her Missouri home will soon be deported, a judge ruled Friday.

Posted: January 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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