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Filipinos, other Asians top success index in US

Elijah Bearsheart, left, holds his daughter, Keanala, 1, as he sits with his family, Kehala Diserly, Kiari Diserly, 3, and Yamni Pederson, 5, as they listen to testimony during the Indian Child Welfare Act summit in Rapid City, South Dakota. AP FILE PHOTO

In every region of America, white and Asian children—including Filipino-Americans—are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Homecoming blues spark hot debate

IN MANILA, an escalator—as long as it’s moving—is meant to be stood on. People don’t clear the right-hand side to give way to those in a hurry. Anyone trying to move past other people on a moving escalator is considered boorish. PHOTO BY RAUL DANCEL

A journalist’s homecoming ambivalence and lamentations about Filipino ways has sparked a heated debate online.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place


A month in Manila, and I am dazed and confused—even terrified. For seven years, Singapore was my home, and it was very good to me. It kept me safe and comfortable, and I knew I could always count on it.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

German envoy finds true meaning of ‘home’

DR. KLAUS Zeller and his wife Maria Teresa “Pinky” del Rosario during the book launching of “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home” at Manila Polo Club. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Even ambassadors of first world countries face some of the same struggles as ordinary overseas workers. In his book “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home: From Europe to Asia—and What is Home (Volume 2),” former German Ambassador to the Philippines Klaus Zeller shared his experiences in different parts of the world and admitted he had his own difficulties finding the true essence of “home.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Redress for errors of the state department


The United States follows the jus soli principle in citizenship. A person born in the United States is automatically a US citizen. However, there are instances where one is able to derive US citizenship through the parents.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Discovering a parent’s fake name on one’s birth certificate


Proving a parent-child relationship is key to the approval of most family-based immigration petitions. Proof is typically shown through the birth certificate of the child. This document not only establishes the fact of birth but also identifies parentage. It is therefore generally accepted as sufficient proof of the parental relationship.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Kapampangan culture reaches Japan

MICHAEL Pangilinan wearing the barung kapampangan in Japan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Michael Raymon Pangilinan’s passion for his own Kapampangan culture got him a plum pass to Tokyo University, one of the most prestigious universities in Asia.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BPI, UA&P tie up for migration and OFW studies

PRESENT during the MOA signing of the BPI Professorial Chair for Migration and Overseas Work are (from left, clockwise) BPI chair Jaime Zobel de Ayala, professorial chair-holder Veronica Ramirez, UA&P’s senior vice president Bernardo Villegas, managing director Lydia Yuson and president Jose Maria Mariano, and BPI’s president Cezar Consing and foundation executive director Florendo Maranan. Photo by Camille Anne M. Arcilla

As migration and overseas work play an important role in the economic and social status of the country, the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation and the University of Asia and Pacific (UA&P) has established a professorial chair that would further study the issue for five years starting 2014.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finding love on the Web

MARRIAGE AND MIGRATION Filipinas Gallardo, an overseas worker, and Eddy Van Wijnsberge, an engineer, found each other on the world wide web. The Switzerland-based couple have been together for 15 years. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipinas Gallardo Van Wijnsberge was among the young professionals in the late early 90’s who sought work abroad as a nanny. But hers is not a sob story because she ended up finding her “prince charming” through the web which ultimately changed her life.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Consular officer can waive personal interview


For many years, all applicants for nonimmigrant visas (NIVs) were required to make a personal appearance and be interviewed by a consular officer at the US Embassy.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »



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