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Fil-Am groups back Obama’s sweeping immigration reform

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

President Barack Obama drew mixed reactions among Filipino-American immigration advocates on Thursday after he outlined his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants—including tens of thousands of Filipinos—from deportation.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lapu-lapu with pili nut crust, lobster ‘kilawin’…

US President Barack Obama stands to speak as he attends a state dinner with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Monday, April 28, 2014. AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

Red-dotted lapu-lapu (grouper) with pili nut crust, lobster kilawin carpaccio, baby sprouts and fiddle fern with calamansi jam were among the dishes that were served at the state dinner Malacañang hosted for President Obama Monday night.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Malaysia, Obama keeps focus on human rights

President Barack Obama, center, walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, second from right, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, third from right, as he participates in an arrival ceremony in Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the Malaysian government to improve its human rights record and appealed to Southeast Asia’s teeming youth population to stand up for the rights of minorities and the rule of law.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama heads to Philippines

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama heads to the Philippines Monday for the most complex leg of his Asian tour, balancing act of reassuring allies wary of a rising China while avoiding antagonizing Beijing.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama visit in the PH means no-fly, no-sail zones; red alert up

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President Aquino and US President Barack Obama. MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

The entire country may as well be in a state of alert for the overnight visit here of US President Barack Obama. Military units assigned to support the Presidential Security Group (PSG), the lead agency providing security for Obama, have been placed on red alert.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »