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Bill giving incentive for PH relief donations passes US House

Rep. Eric Swalwell. US CONGRESS PHOTO

A bill to spur contributions to Typhoon “Haiyan” relief in the Philippines passed the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.-15) today announced today, Mar. 24.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US solons urge defense dep’t to airdrop relief supplies in remote areas

Rep. Eric Swalwell

The U.S. Air Force should air drop humanitarian supplies and food to the most remote and inaccessible areas of the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, several lawmakers wrote to the US defense secretary and the USAID head.

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

Leaders ask Fil-Ams to press lawmakers for immigration reform

Community leader Rex Velasquez. AJPRESS PHOTO

Leaders of the Filipino-American community urged its members to support immigration reform by calling their representatives in Congress.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Makers of ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ get Congressional recognition

Stephen Sifuentes, representing US Sen. Dean Heller, and Lt. Cmdr. Ceasar Elpidio of the Filipino American Veterans and Families organization, present producer/director Donald Plata the Certificate of Congressional Recognition.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Representatives of US Sen. Dean Heller and US Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada presented filmmakers Donald Plata, Lou Diamond Phillips and Chris Schaefer certificates of Congressional Recognition for creating and producing the documentary movie “Forgotten Soldiers.”

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US reliability questioned overseas

Dark clouds pass over the Capitol in Washington in this October 1 file photo. Political chaos from legislative gridlock, the government shutdown and an increasing fear of a default on its debts have deepened global unease that Washington is distracted from world affairs and scrambling to solve its domestic crises. AP

An unmistakable sense of unease has been growing in capitals around the world as the US government from afar looks increasingly befuddled — shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of defaulting on sovereign debt, which could plunge the world’s financial system into cha

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Embassy in Manila remains open, says exec


The United States Embassy in Manila will continue to operate despite the shutdown of government agencies in the US over a budget standoff between its Executive and Congress.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Fil-Ams weigh in on San Diego City Mayor Bob Filner scandal


Filipino-American community leaders in the capital are both shocked and saddened by charges of sexual harassment heaped upon San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a loyal supporter of the cause of Filipino World War II veterans while he was a member of U.S. Congress.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines | Read More »

US: Immigration overhaul would cut federal deficit

UNITED STATES, New York : NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Immigration reform advocates stage a demonstration, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, outside a detention facility run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on June 14, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators staged the event ahead of Fathers' Day to draw attention to the thousands of undocumented immigrant fathers deported by ICE and separated from their families in the United States. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

A US immigration overhaul would cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the federal deficit over the next 20 years if it gets through Congress, congressional budget analysts said.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In FilAm-vote-rich Silicon Valley, 2 Dems vie for House seat


Political pundits are watching closely as Ro Khanna, President Obama’s former deputy assistant commerce secretary, launched his campaign to unseat fellow Democrat and 12-year incumbent Mike Honda in 2014 and take over California 17th district’s (D17) congressional seat—the area popularly known as South Bay.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US congressmen to visit PH, will discuss defense, trade cooperation


A United States congressional delegation (Codel) will be visiting Manila to discuss defense and investment ties between the Philippines and the US, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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