PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) congratulates Winston Keh on his appointment as Court Commissioner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court.  He will take his oath of office on November 30, 2015. Commissioner Keh joined the PABA Board of...

SC orders admin charges vs. judge who granted Korean fugitive’s amparo bid

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has ruled that a Korean fugitive wanted for stealing $200 million is not entitled to protection under the writ of amparo. In an en banc session, the SC even ordered the filing of administrative charges against Manila Judge...

Travels to PHL using US passport could affect Poe’s qualification for 2016 polls – law experts

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Traveling to the Philippines reportedly 21 times using her US passport as late as 2009 could hurt Senator Grace Poe’s chances of  qualifying to run for higher office next year. Former University of the East law dean Amado Valdez said Poe’s use of a US passport...

De Lima forms team to probe Wang Bo deportation case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has created a five-member panel to investigate the deportation controversy surrounding Chinese gambling lord Wang Bo, who allegedly bribed Immigration officials in exchange for his freedom. In a two-page department order, De Lima...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines)...

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time and...

Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

San Jose, California – The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV), in conjunction with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC), the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and Somos Mayfair , hosted a...

Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept. 24

Washington, United States | AFP | – Pope Francis will bring his message of peace and compassion to politically gridlocked Washington in September when he becomes the first pontiff to address the US Congress, lawmakers said Thursday. Francis, who is also expected to meet President...

Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident in March 2010 with my wife and daughter. We entered Canada for over a few months and returned to the Philippines in May 2010 to look after our business. We have been back to Canada several times over the years but we have not...

BI installs new passport readers, equipment at NAIA for visitors

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Immigration has installed 171 passport readers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for visitors in 2015, including those coming for major events this year. BI commissioner Siegfred Mison said the upgrades came in time for the arrival of Pope...