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Fil-Am community in DC praised for Haiyan work

Members of the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition WEBSITE PHOTO

WASHINGTON, DC — The Filipino-American community in the Metropolitan Washington area received praise for its support for the ongoing rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.   “The Filipino-American Community should serve as model for our kababayans here in the United States,” Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. said during […]

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Even in Malaysia, fixers abound as DFA warns prospective OFWs


Even in Malaysia, fixers are preying on unwitting Filipinos who are applying for passport and other services.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs in Nigeria decry PH Embassy’s decision

People walk past First Consultant Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. AP

“A bleak future for us and our families,” that is the cry of the OFWs over the decision of the Philippine Embassy in Abuja to raise Nigeria to Modified Alert Level 2.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas job seekers warned vs Web offers

Philippine Overseas Labor Employment office. Photo from  www.poea.gov.ph

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reiterated its warning to overseas job applicants to be cautious when considering employment offers through the Internet.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Why TPS matters even now

Participants in August 13 dialogue a the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC among DHS officials, Philippine Embassy officials and Filipino American community leaders.

They are often referred to, half-jokingly, as TNTs, the Tagalog acronym for Tago ng Tago (hiding and hiding) or Takot na Takot (very afraid). But it is no laughing matter to be a Filipino out of lawful immigration status in the U.S., constantly hiding from immigration authorities and always anxiously fearful of being picked up and deported back to the Philippines.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »