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Navy brings Christmas cheer to families of soldiers deployed away from home

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Philippine soldiers walk near a military C-130 plane as they prepare to go to Tacloban city, at the Villamor Airbase, in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Four days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippines, only a trickle of assistance has made it to affected communities. Authorities said at least 9.7 million people in 41 provinces were affected by the devastating typhoon. AP/Vincent Yu

The wife of a Marine sergeant deployed to the disputed Ayungin Shoal off Palawan thought the officers who had pulled up in front of her home over the holidays had come to bring the news every soldier’s wife and family dread.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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A wish for 2014

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Christmas is the celebration of God coming into the world as a man.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

For overseas workers, ‘Paskong Pinoy’ is in the heart

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Like millions of Filipinos who work overseas, I will not be coming home to celebrate Christmas with loved ones this year. Here in Thailand, where I work as a teacher, Christmas is just another working day. There will not be much time to celebrate because the next day is another working day.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

POEA to set up OFW processing centers in malls

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POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Photo from his official Twitter account.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it has mapped out plans to address the anticipated increase in the number of returning Filipino workers who will process their overseas employment certificate (OEC), or exit clearance, as thousands arrive to spend the holiday season in the country.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Fil-Am Symphony X’mas concert to double as typhoon relief benefit

Joey Albert

Part of the proceeds of “Handog ng FASO sa Pasko,” a Christmas benefit concert and festival, will be set aside for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) through ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya, the event’s sponsors announced.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bars employees from receiving gifts

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POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Photo by Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Christmas is the season of giving, but not in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).   POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has issued a memorandum regarding the agency’s “no gift” policy, especially during the Christmas season.   The memorandum was directed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), private recruitment agencies, suppliers and contractors, [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

San Francisco: PG&E joins Filipino Education Center in celebrating holidays

Students line up to receive a PG&E balloon while parents receive a pack of energy-saving light bulbs as a holiday gift.

On Dec. 21, more than 200 children and their parents packed the cafeteria of Bessie Carmichael Elementary School to celebrate the annual “Pasko sa SOMA” (Christmas in SOMA) event. The holiday celebration is hosted by the Filipino Education Center and its Galing Bata Afterschool Program, the only K-8 Filipino bicultural after school program in San Francisco.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Panunuluyan: Reviving a Filipino Christmas tradition in New York

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The decision to ban holding masses in the Philippine Center may very well be a blessing in disguise.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Christmas is in the heart

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BARRION FAMILY  Arnold Barrion (second left) with daughter Sofia Alexandra (left), mother Ester (center), wife Imelda and son Jesse Lorenzo.

When he flew home two weeks before Christmas, Arnold Barrion knew he could expect a holiday mood in their house in Taguig City, with Christmas decor already set up by his wife and two teenage children. This would be his fourth Christmas vacation in the Philippines since he came to work in Saudi Arabia six years ago.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Filipino educator teaches the world about beauty of Philippines

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Karlyn Tefora during one of her photography trips.

A Filipino public school teacher is on a mission: to teach the world about the beauty and culture of the Philippines.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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