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21st Pistahan brings out the Filipino in San Francisco

pistahan crowd shot-jun

Not letting the unusually overcast August skies dampen their spirit, jubilant Filipino Americans dressed in native costumes marched from the Civic Center Plaza to Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco to kick off the 21st Pistahan 2014, which perennially showcases Filipino culture, heritage and tradition in a weekend-long celebration.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos in 25 countries snub absentee polls


Filipinos in 25 countries snubbed the overseas absentee voting, the Commission on Elections en banc sitting as National Board of Canvassers said Wednesday night.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Comelec throws OFW voters under the bus


To throw someone under the bus is to sacrifice another person undeserving of such treatment.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

New OAV registrants reach the 260,000 mark, surpass OAV figures for 2010 polls

An absentee voter cast her vote at Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre Polling Centre, Hong Kong. CONTRIBUTED FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said that based on latest figures, the new Overseas Absentee Voters (OAVs) have reached 260,000, surpassing the numbers of new registrants for the 2010 presidential elections.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay urges OFWs to register for 2013 polls

Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday joined the efforts in drawing more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to register for the May 2013 midterm elections.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »