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Obama legalizes tax-deductible donations to ‘Yolanda’ victims

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The Philippines and the United States are set to begin Thursday the eighth round of talks for an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, nearly three weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s (in photo) visit to the country. AP FILE PHOTO

United States President Barack Obama signed Wednesday a law that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Olongapo, Virginia Beach engage in student exchange program

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Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. congratulates the students from Olongapo who are participating in the first ever exchange program between Olongapo City and Virginia Beach. Philippine Embassy Photo by Majalya Fernando

Olongapo City and Virginia Beach City in the United States (US) have embarked on an educational exchange program to give their students invaluable cross-cultural experience while pursuing their studies.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Engineer heads list of confirmed ambassadors

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of 16 ambassadors to various diplomatic posts abroad, including that of an engineer who somehow ended up representing the country’s interests in war-torn Iraq.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippine diplomat accepts Iowa leader’s apology

Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Iowa Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London to seek an explanation of his statement that he found Filipinos difficult to polygraph.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US authorities to interview injured Filipinos in oil rig blast

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine embassy in Washington on Friday said that federal authorities were expected to interview three Filipino oil rig workers who sustained burn injuries in the November 16 oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino workers should not be blamed for US oil rig blast–officials

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Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine Ambassador to the United States (US) Jose Cuisia on Thursday decried media reports saying that the “incompetence” and “poor English language proficiency” of Filipino workers could have caused the fire that hit an oil rig platform off the coast of Louisiana on November 16.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Filipino casualty in ‘Sandy’s’ sweep of Caribbean–envoy

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Sailboats rock in choppy water at a dock along the Hudson River Greenway during a storm, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing for higher ground, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. AP/Jeffrey Furticella

There were no reported Filipino casualties during the deadly sweep of Hurricane Sandy across the Caribbean that claimed as many as 65 lives last week, the Philippine embassy in Washington said Tuesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-US ink pact to protect Filipino migrant workers’ rights

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Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines signed an agreement with the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Monday in a bid to ensure that US laws on the rights of Filipino migrant workers were enforced.

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in Americas,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cuisia says Aquino visit, Save Act, Filvets’ claims top priorities in ’12

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. FILE PHOTO

An official US visit by President Benigno Aquino III in May or June, passage of the Save Our Industries (SAVE Act), and approval of the equity benefit claims being appealed by more than 3,000 Filipino World War II veterans.

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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