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US envoy to attend commemoration of Leyte landing as transgender slay case hovers

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg will both attend the anniversary celebration of an important World War II event on Monday but is unclear if they will discuss the murder of a Filipino transgender, allegedly perpetrated by a US Marine.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australians return to Leyte to enshrine their war heroes

This aerial photo taken on November 17, 2013, shows the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda near the coastal town of Tanauan, Leyte. AP FILE PHOTO

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Seventy years ago, the first ever kamikaze (suicide) bombing in history happened as a Japanese pilot crashed his crippled aircraft into an Australian warship off the coast of Leyte province, resulting in the death of 30 Australian servicemen.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Maritime affairs expert separates facts from fiction on Scarborough Shoal

Satellite image of the disputed Scarborough Shoal, also known as Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag Shoal, which located 124 nautical miles west of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon.

Despite China’s assertions that it has “indisputable sovereignty” over the entire South China Sea, a maritime affairs expert maintained that historical facts tell otherwise.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Greater Chicago Fil-Ams set lots of History Month events


October will see a full schedule of events in the Greater Chicago Area marking Filipino American History Month.

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

How Filipinos became heroes during the Holocaust

Rescue in the Philippines

It’s a little known piece of history – a side story on how a young nation halfway around the world saved thousands of lives deemed lost during the dark days of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »