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Congressional Medal campaign for Filipino World War II vets gains support

WWII vets

A team of American scholars who are experts in World War II history have joined a nationwide campaign to push the US government to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino WWII veterans, retired US Army Major General Antonio Taguba announced on Aug. 10 (Sunday in Manila).

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Survey: PH firmest believer that China won’t topple US as world superpower


Filipinos maintained the top rank in a global survey of countries that think that the United States will remain as the world’s leading superpower and will not be replaced by China, according to the latest survey of the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAF buys new C-130 planes from US to boost PH sea security, disaster management

Philippine soldiers walk near a military C-130 plane. AP FILE PHOTO

Strengthening its air assets, the Philippine Air Force is set to acquire new C-130 planes from the United States Department of Defense.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Can the US green card be withdrawn?


Permanent resident visas are not really “permanent.” A “green card” may still be revoked by the US Department of Homeland Security on certain grounds. In some cases, green card holders may even face the threat of deportation.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »


Illegal minors: Some came ‘accompanied by a stranger’


“I was introduced to a man I’d never seen. He held my hand, as I boarded an airplane for the first time.” This is how Jose Antonio Vargas (Jose), a Pulitzer prize-winning Filipino journalist, described his departure for the United States. It was 1993 and he was 12 years old at the time.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »