Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message...

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY – The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a...

Obama order to benefit thousands of TNTs

President Obama’s planned immigration overhaul will benefit thousands of Filipinos staying without proper documentation here in the United States, most of them living here in California. Immigration records have stated that there are roughly about 2.6 million undocumented...

Kaya Applauds Nani Coloretti’s nomination to Deputy Secretary at HUD

Washington, D.C. – Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress applauds President Obama’s nomination of Nani A. Coloretti on March 10, 2014 to Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If confirmed, Coloretti would be the fourth female deputy secretary...

Filipino nurses at risk of getting infected by Ebola virus

Nurses in a Dallas hospital in Texas where a Liberian Ebola patient died recently, expressed resentment that they were given few rules and limited guidance on how to treat patients who have contracted the deadly virus. The nurses, some of them Filipinos, expressed their...

House holds hearing on denied WWII Fil-Am vets’s benefits

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Heck held his first official hearing as House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman. The hearing, entitled “Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund: Examining the Department of Defense and Interagency Process for...

Haiyan benefit concert in DC a huge success

Philippine Embassy Photos by Elmer G Cato and Majalya Fernando WASHINGTON, D.C. – “After The Storm” – the star-studded benefit concert for the Philippines held here on Sunday was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd and calling attention to the post-Typhoon Haiyan recovery and...

Envoy recognizes US in PHL Embassy Independence Day rites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines marked the 116thanniversary of the proclamation of its independence in Washington, D.C. by paying tribute to the United States and the American people for extending a helping hand in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. “Typhoon Haiyan...

PHL hopes deal reached before Obama visit

New defense accord means more US troops MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers. The chief Philippine negotiator,...

Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

OPRAH WINFREY called her “the most talented girl in the world.” Super producer David Foster (Andre Bocelli, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston) called her his favorite singer. Josh Groban said she possesses one of the most beautiful voices he’s heard in a long time. “When that girl...
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