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Amerasians in Leyte chase fading dreams

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WISHING FOR AMERICA.  Jaime Noveda, an elderly Amerasian from typhoon-stricken Palo town in Leyte province, is resigned to his fate that he may never make it to the United States.  DANNY PETILLA/CONTRIBUTOR

They call him “Amerikano (the American).” With his good looks and legs of pure muscle, women prefer Ronnie Philips Ulbrichts to be their pedicab driver when they go around town.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino urged: Show teeth in implementing child porn law

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A child welfare party-list group on Saturday urged President Benigno Aquino III to “show teeth” in implementing the Anti-Child Pornography Law in the country.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Rep. Honda keeps an eye on his Filipino constituency’s issues

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Rep. Mike Honda

Rep. Mike Honda (D — Silicon Valley) reiterated his pledge to help Filipinos recently in the aftermath of Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines). His words brought comfort even to Filipinos who were devastated not by the super-typhoon but by the obstacles to immigration reform and the inability of Filipino veterans to get justice.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am sues US gov’t for wrongful detention

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Filipino-American Sharon Arlanza Yost, a US citizen, is suing the US government after she was threatened with deportation and wrongfully detained for seven months by immigration authorities.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs allege abuse in Saudi immigration crackdown

Filipina domestic helper Amor Roxas (C), 46, weeps upon arriving at the Philippines' main international airport on Nov 4, 2013 as she recounts her ordeal after being expelled from Saudi Arabia, where an amnesty for illegal workers expired at the weekend. She is among 30 Filipinos who were deported from Riyadh a day after the amnesty ended, while thousands more without proper working permits remained trapped there, officials say. AFP FILE PHOTO

Thirty Filipino workers expelled from Saudi Arabia returned home Monday and alleged they were abused amid a crackdown on illegal migrants there.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Immigration drive against illegal aliens starts

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested 16 foreigners in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental for various violations of the country’s immigration laws.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Bill protecting California domestic workers awaits governor’s signature

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California Gov. Jerry Brown AP PHOTO

Domestic workers in California are optimistic that their annual income will increase and give them a more stable living condition with the passage last week of a landmark bill that would adjust wages, particularly overtime pay, in the entire state.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA calls on Filipinos to respect Saudi laws

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday appealed to Filipinos in Saudi Arabia to respect the laws of the kingdom after 18 Philippine nationals were arrested for protesting outside the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama urges Senate to pass immigration overhaul bill

US President Barack Obama.  AP  FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to pass an immigration overhaul bill that the Senate is due to debate this week, saying that it was “commonsense” though not perfect.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Poll observers rail vs dynasties

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The international observers of the 2013 midterm elections have recommended the enactment of a law against political dynasties. “Mechanisms to enforce the constitutional provision against political dynasties should be legislated,” the election observers from the Compact for Peaceful and Democratic Elections-International Observers Mission (Compact-IOM) said as they ended their 10-day monitoring of the country’s elections.

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

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