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Jennifer Laude killing highlighted in LA rally for transgender rights


Hundreds of transgender rights advocates shut down, on Nov. 19 (Wednesday in Manila) a busy intersection in Hollywood to protest violence against transgender people, including murder victim Jennifer Laude.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Japan: True stories

THE AUTHOR, Kenshi Nishida and Dojin Okada

As a journalist, I sometimes suddenly stumble into strange worlds which are mind-boggling or heartrending. Such was my trip to Japan, my very first and only (as of this writing),—10 days, that was all—fraught with spiritual insights about, not the Japanese, but the Filipino.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

NY City to stop holding undocumented arrestees for ICE

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New York City’s Department of Correction and the Police Department will no longer honor immigration holds issued by the federal government unless they are accompanied by a judge’s warrant, according to the ordinance passed by the City Council on October 22.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE—Human Rights Watch


Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said Thursday.

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


Death of a Transgender Filipino


“While we may have had some progress in openly discussing some LGBT themes in the mainstream, we still encounter countless stories of violence against LGBTs which starts during their childhood.”

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »