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Fil-Ams join big immigration protest near White House

Immigrant rights activists stage the largest civil disobedience protest in front of the White House.

Filipino American Christine Poquiz was among the 150 immigrant rights activists, elected officials, labor and religious leaders arrested in front of the White House on August 29, asking President Obama to provide relief to families and immigrant workers as part of his announced review of U.S. immigration policies.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama postpones review of US deportation policy

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama has postponed a review of US deportation policy for undocumented workers, hoping to give legislative reform a better chance, a White House official said Tuesday.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US diplomat’s position tickles Palace

In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The position taken by the nominee to become the top US diplomat in East Asia on the territorial disputes in the South China Sea is music to Malacañang’s ears, bolstering the Aquino administration’s decision to bring the Philippines’ conflict with China to the United Nations for arbitration.

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

Fil-Ams join cheering for Obama’s second term

Filipino-Americans celebrating Obama's inauguration at the Asian American gala

Among the nearly one million people at President Barack H. Obama’s inauguration on January 21 were many Filipino Americans who came to see a historic event, the installation of America’s first African-American president for a second term.

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

US to boost PH defense


The United States pledged to help the Philippines step up its defenses in the face of a rising China, as President Benigno Aquino III and President Barack Obama prepared to meet at the White House amid Philippine warnings that “weakness invites aggression.”

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »