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The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was ostensibly meant to commemorate the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase from the French, but in reality it showcased the emergence of the United States as a player in the Great Game, as the pursuit of colonial domination was somewhat facetiously referred to then.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino teacher in US in hot water for saying ‘N’ word


A Filipino teacher in the United States has been placed under administrative leave after she allegedly used a racial slur in her classroom.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina maids, other helpers being spied on in Singapore

Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong AFP FILE PHOTO

In Singapore, more employers are hiring private detectives to trail their maids.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA deplores Hong Kong racist commercial

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) described the insurance commercial in Hong Kong depicting a Filipina maid as “lacking sensitivity,” and said that Filipino household service workers there are “indispensable.”

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Racist’ maid ad draws anger in Hong Kong

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A “racist” insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups representing the city’s legions of domestic helpers calling for an apology.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »