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Obama order spares tens of thousands of Filipinos from deportation

US President Barack Obama announces executive actions on US immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. AFP PHOTO/Jim BOURG

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has ordered its posts in the United States to study President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, which will spare tens of thousands of undocumented Filipinos there from deportation.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Bibliophile meets British Romeo

GRAHAM and Nadia Camit-Upton

Books formed a huge part of Nadia Camit-Upton’s childhood. She was a great fan of British classical literature. At 7 years old, when most kids played tumbang preso, she read Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Insights from a San Francisco sabbatical

THE SAN FRANCISCO cable car offers a scenic ride around the city. 

The girls club composed mainly of Filipino mothers and children embarked on a San Francisco cable car ride in order to celebrate the Christmas season. During the short trip, children together with some of their parents sang Christmas carols on board. The innocent voices of children wafted through the cold December air as they sang familiar tunes until dusk.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Inquirer international contributor nominated for Migration and Media Awards


For her articles tackling issues faced by Filipino migrants, Inquirer international contributor Eunice Barbara Novio was nominated for the Migration and Media (MAM) Awards.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »