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Meet Berlin’s Filipino Grandmama

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A LIBRARY OF MEMORIES With her trademark shoulder-length hair tied up in a bun and perfectly manicured nails, Mueller can easily regale a listener with anecdotes about Filipinos who visited the city where Jose Rizal first published his “Noli Me Tangere” novel over a century ago.  Marilyn Odchimar/Contributor

For a septuagenarian and someone barely five feet tall, Lourdes Lareza Mueller is Berlin’s most active Filipino community leader.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rebecca Bustamante: The maid who made it

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She was born poor. But for Rebecca Bustamante, it was the beginning of a journey that was to be inspired by a promise she made to her late mother: To improve herself so that she can provide education and the life her siblings deserved.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino teacher in US in hot water for saying ‘N’ word

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A Filipino teacher in the United States has been placed under administrative leave after she allegedly used a racial slur in her classroom.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Syria Al-Qaeda affiliate says will free UN troops

An image grab taken from a video released by Al-Manara Al-Baydaa, the official media arm of Al-Nusra Front, and uploaded on YouTube on September 10, 2014 allegedly shows a man said to be Al-Nusra Front's second in command Sami Al-Oraidi speaking to the camera at an unknown location. Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has said it will free 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers who it kidnapped after the capture of a border crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / AL-MANARA AL-BAYDAA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES, AFP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIGITAL ALTERATIONS TO THE PICTURE'S ===

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has said it will free 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers who it kidnapped after the capture of a border crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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