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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 »

OFWs in Middle East warned on spread of MERS

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned Tuesday all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Middle East on the breakout of the deadly disease in the region that has claimed the life of a Filipino and affected five others.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | 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 »

Abductors demand $11.3M for Chinese

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A Malaysian minister says gunmen have demanded a ransom of 500 million Philippine pesos ($11.3 million) for the release of a Chinese tourist abducted last week from a resort off Borneo island.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Filipinos hurt in Chile quake—DFA

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People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast where they gathered to avoid a possible tsunami after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but buildings shook in nearby Peru and in Bolivia's high altitude capital of La Paz. AP

No Filipinos were hurt in the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the north coast of Chile early Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos, other Asians top success index in US

Elijah Bearsheart, left, holds his daughter, Keanala, 1, as he sits with his family, Kehala Diserly, Kiari Diserly, 3, and Yamni Pederson, 5, as they listen to testimony during the Indian Child Welfare Act summit in Rapid City, South Dakota. AP FILE PHOTO

In every region of America, white and Asian children—including Filipino-Americans—are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos hoping for miracles queue to kiss Pope relics

Roman Catholics from the Philippines kiss one of the relics of the late Pope John Paul II at a chapel in Manila on April 1, 2014.  Hundreds of people in the Philippines queued up on April 1 to kiss the blood, hair and cassock of the late John Paul II, beseeching the soon-to-be-sainted Polish pope to perform miracles for them.     AFP

Hundreds of people queued in the Philippines Tuesday to kiss the hair, bloodstained clothing and a cassock of the late Pope John Paul II, beseeching the soon-to-be-sainted Polish pontiff to perform miracles for them.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

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A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino arrested over Ohio bar shooting

Igmidio Mista appears in Fremont Municipal Court, Monday  in Fremont, Ohio. He is charged with shooting and killing three people in a Fremont bar early Sunday morning. AP

A Filipino was arrested for allegedly going into a shooting spree after hitting on a woman in an Ohio nightclub early Sunday morning (Sunday night in Manila), news reports said.

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

Filipino doctor is a social media savvy beggar in comedy vid contest

Junjun: The Social Network Savvy Beggar. Photo from America Meet World website

A Filipino doctor went beyond his medicinal degree when he qualified as a finalist for a comedy video contest in the United States.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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