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Fil-Am groups back Obama’s sweeping immigration reform

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President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

President Barack Obama drew mixed reactions among Filipino-American immigration advocates on Thursday after he outlined his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants—including tens of thousands of Filipinos—from deportation.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams worry about compatriots in hospital with Ebola patient

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A woman waters plants on the balcony of an apartment in the complex where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, stayed last week, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Dallas. AP FILE PHOTO

The Filipino-American community in Texas has expressed concern over the safety of the Fil-Am staff at the Dallas hospital where an Ebola-infected patient is being treated in isolation.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Parents of missing Fil-Am girl take lie detector test

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The parents of a missing Filipino-American girl in Washington state in the US took a lie detector test Tuesday as investigators scrambled for clues in the case with “suspicious circumstances.”

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am girl fills Badjao kids’ buckets with happiness

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YOUNG TEACHER TOBADJAOKIDS Filipino-American Cassie Eng, 11, mingles
with Badjao children in Barangay Dalahican, Lucena City. Eng raised money with
her classmates, friends and relatives to buy bags and other school supplies for the children of Dalahican. JOHN CHUA/CONTRIBUTOR

Cassie Eng, an 11-year-old 6th grader at a Chinese-American international school in the United States, looked just like any other carefree kid, playful and fun-loving, when she first came to visit this city in Quezon province.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am daredevil pleads guilty in One World Trade Center climb

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A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday (US time) in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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