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Asians will be largest U.S. immigrant group by 2055 – Pew

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015

PH team to help Filipinos in hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:35 AM

UPDATED There are no Filipinos among the 21 reported fatalities due to the wrath brought by Hurricane Irma according to the Department of Foreign Affairs

DESTRUCTION. An undated handout picture acquired from the Facebook account of Hubert Haciski on September 8, 2017, shows recent damages on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, after it was hit by Hurricane Irma. Photo by AFP/Handout/Hubert Haciski

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about U.S. Pinoys and DACA

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Where and how many are the Filipinos in the US? How many are under the protection of DACA? Find out here

DFA opens passport courtesy lane to first-time OFWs

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also removes the 1 200 slots a day that used to be reserved for travel agencies

MORE SLOTS AVAILABLE. Thousands of passport appointment slots have opened after the Department of Foreign Affairs after it removed preferential accommodation for clients of travel agencies and relatives of DFA employees. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in ASEANA in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

#OFWRights: Align OFWs' repatriation with PH economic plans – experts

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

In the 2016 elections Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity

JOB SEARCH. OFWs search for jobs online inside POEA.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why our nurses are leaving

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Around 19 000 nurses leave the Philippines to work abroad every year

How can we ensure onsite protection for OFWs?

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:14 PM

One suggestion is to leverage the demand for Filipino migrant workers when going into multilateral or bilateral negotiations with host governments

MIGRATION. In this file photo, hundreds of Filipinos line up at a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) where they will register to go overseas to work for better pay in Manila on August 5, 2010. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

#OFWRights: Duterte's migration policy

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:56 PM

More than a year since he sat in office what has President Rodrigo Duterte done to stay true to the promises he made before OFWs?

Safe from Harvey, U.S. Pinoys help flood victims

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:50 PM

As monster storm Harvey hit Texas Filipinos in the United States set out to help the storm s victims

BAYANIHAN SPIRIT. Members of the Houston Pinoy Gun Club help deliver supplies to hospitals and hurricane victims. Screenshots from Paul Vizcarra Osorio's video

Dubai OFW wins P14 million in raffle, says 'I am coming home'

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:21 PM

After working 11 years in the UAE Bansil looks forward to being with his wife and daughter every day for the rest of his life

Photo courtesy of The Filipino Times

Most millennials willing to work abroad for career growth – survey

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The United States remain the top destination of choice for millennials who are willing to work outside of their country of residence according to a World Economic Forum survey

Long shifts, low pay are part of a PH nurse's reality

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:20 PM

24 year old nurse Faith Barcelon shares the struggles of being a nurse in the Philippines

WATCH: OFW's heroic rescue of old couple in Macau

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Samar native Loreto Mijares saved an old couple from gushing flood waters as Severe Typhoon Hato hit Macau on August 23

HEROIC RESCUE. OFW Loreto Mijares rescues a couple from gushing flood waters in Macau. Photo courtesy of the Mijares family

IN PHOTOS: OFWs protest Kian slay

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Various OFW groups condemn the killing of 17 year old Kian delos Santos and other deaths linked to the Duterte administration’s war on drugs

OFWS FOR KIAN. Overseas Filipino workers from Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia join the global protest to condemn the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photos courtesy of Migrante International and the #OFWs4Kian movement

[Balikbayan Voices] Of passports and salad bowls

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Exposure to different cultures and cities reminded me of what being Filipino is all about

7-year-old Filipino boy confirmed dead in Barcelona terror attack – DFA

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The boy was earlier listed as among the missing after a van plowed through a pedestrian filled boulevard in the city center

IN SOLIDARITY. People stand next to flowers, candles and other items set up on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona as they pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack, three days after a van plowed into the crowd, killing 14 persons and injuring over 100 on August 20, 2017. Javier Soriano/AFP

FAST FACTS: How many and where are the Filipinos in Guam?

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

A nuclear threat has raised concern over the safety of Guam residents who include thousands of Filipinos

[Balikbayan Voices] OEC stands for Overly Excessive Crap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:30 PM

DOLE and POEA should realize that the world does not revolve around their ludicrous and antiquated bureaucratic procedures OFW Bertrand Rodriguez says

Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:02 AM

A PhD student at the University of Melbourne starts BalikMSU to encourage students displaced by conflict to finish their education

TRUE MARANAO. PhD student Elin Anisha Guro started BalikMSU to bring normalcy back to the lives of students in Marawi City. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Recto asks Customs to amend new balikbayan box rules

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The senator warns that the BOC s new rules might make the balikbayan boxes vulnerable to theft and pilferage

AMEND NEW RULES. Senator Ralph Recto says pasting a detailed list of content on the balikbayan boxes might make it vulnerable to theft.

Lack of guidelines on newly launched OFW ID causes confusion

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:03 PM

OFWs slam the agency for announcing the IDs without clear guidelines

OFW ID. Sample OFW ID card launched Wednesday, July 12. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:02 PM

For the first time in the history of Filipinos in Australia the creation of a nationwide student alliance comes closer to reality

 PHILIPPINE PRIDE. Filipino student participants pose for a photo with Ambassador Minda Cruz (lowest, 3rd from left), Philippine Honorary Consul of Victoria Felix Pintado (lowest, 2nd from L), and Minister and Consul General Nina Cainglet (lowest, 1st from L). Photo courtesy of FASTCO.

3 OFWs on death row in China

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says there are high hopes that at least one of the cases would be reduced to a life sentence

From vegetable vendor to Bicol's salon magnate

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:18 PM

While walking through a flooded market in Manila a young Yco Tan decided that he was going to change his life And he did

THE TANS. Yco Tan with wife Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of Yco Tan

Filipino among 7 U.S. Navy sailors killed in Japan ship collision

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:46 PM

“There was never a time that Carlos wasn t making people laugh ” said Sibayan s friend Chase Cornils

Photo of Carlos Sibayan courtesy of the US Navy

Qatar OFWs not rattled by diplomatic crisis

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:09 PM

But Ressie Fos who chairs the United Filipino Organizations in Qatar expressed fears that prices of basic goods and commodities might shoot up

U.S. Pinoys join celebration as San Mateo County Pride Center opens

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The Pride Center is a space where the diversity of our community can share stories build relationships learn grow create and heal together Program Director Lisa Putkey says

Program Director Lisa Putkey invites the community to come together. Photo from Cherie Querol Moreno

After Resorts World attack, DOT holds New York party, and it was okay

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

For Filipino Americans attending the reception in New York what happened at Resorts World did not make them hesitate about visiting the Philippines or promoting trips to the country

PARTY IN NYC. The scene at the Philippine consulate's Kalayaan Hall in the Philippine consulate where the reception promoting tourist spots in the country was held on June 2. Photo by Grace Labaguis

FAST FACTS: How big is the Filipino community in Qatar?

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Filipinos are the fourth biggest group of foreign workers in Qatar

Dead Filipino seamen victims of foul play – Australian coroner

May 31, 2017 - 4:52 PM

The crew were aware that the police interviewing them could not offer them any adequate protection if they either returned to the vessel or returned to Manila the coroner says

Global non-profit names Fil-Am blogger 'Mother of the Year'

May 28, 2017 - 12:35 AM

Cindy Crawford Pierce Brosnan Milla Jovovich and other stars pay homage to the gifts of love and friendship that mothers give to their children at the Best Buddies International s Mother s Day event

The modern slaves of Hong Kong

May 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Sa Hong Kong mapalad na ang kasambahay na may privacy sa kanilang sariling kwarto na karaniwang sinlaki lamang ng banyo sa mga fastfood sa Maynila

Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise

May 19, 2017 - 9:55 AM

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can t produce a marriage certificate face detention

Slave story of Pulitzer Prize-winning FilAm writer sparks online debate

May 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Filipino American author Alex Tizon shares a haunting story of slavery within his own family drawing mixed reactions online

Screenshot from The Atlantic's June 2017 issue.

Berkeley Fil-Ams defend free speech

May 16, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Fil Ams from the University of California at Berkeley agree that the Free Speech Movement is alive and well

CAL PRIDE. Cal Students Robin Cid Calleja, Justin Lagera and Jacob Sese, and alumna Corin Ramos Lujan differ in their politics but pride in their alma mater.

WATCH: Labor Day tribute to a migrant mother

May 01, 2017 - 6:30 AM

I dream of the day when we can all be together again overseas Filipino worker Norma Brion tells her children

Celia Veloso clarifies: 'I do not support death penalty'

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The mother of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso says what she supports is President Duterte s war on drugs which should target the syndicates

Aguirre defends Duterte's human rights record before FilAms

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Aguirre also made an appeal to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti drug campaign of Duterte with respect

JUSTICE CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre during a Senate hearing on September 20, 2016. Leanne Jazul/Rappler/File photo

Duterte brings home 138 stranded OFWs from Saudi

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:09 AM

The President promises to build a hospital for OFWs in the Middle East and commits to daily repatriation of Filipinos still stranded there

HOME, AT LAST. Tired but happy repatriated OFWs pose with President Rodrigo Duterte after landing in Manila from Saudi Arabia. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Migrante asks Duterte to seek clemency for OFWs on death row

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Migrante International launches ClemencyPH to urge Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte to save the lives of all overseas Filipino workers on death row

CLEMENCY. Migrante International calls on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to seek clemency for all overseas Filipino workers on death row.

Lawmakers link alleged ISIS member to OFW medical service provider

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Lawmakers urge the Department of Justice to probe deeper into the operations of Winston Q8

WARNING. Representatives Jesulito Manalo, Emmi de Jesus, Rosemarie Arenas, and Harry Roque warn OFWs against the operations of Winston Q8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

OFWs, meet your new labor attachés

Apr 08, 2017 - 10:14 PM

At a seminar organized by the Blas F Ople Policy Center 8 new labor attachés present their credentials to the OFW community

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

Top FilAm women officials confront new U.S. policies under Trump

Apr 08, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Elected women of Filipino descent stand up against new policies of the Trump administration

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Daly City Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo confront the policies of the Trump administration.

TIMELINE: Jennifer Dalquez's journey to death row and acquittal

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

UPDATED A UAE court acquits Jennifer Dalquez of murder Here s everything that happened in her case

Meet the ‘guardian angel’ of Tabaco City’s OFW families

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Tita Amphie leads a group of volunteers helping make government services more accessible to OFW families in Tabaco City

Tita Amphie

BSP to OFWs: Register old peso bills for exchange by March 31

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Filipinos abroad have to register up to P50 000 of their NDS banknotes in the online registration for the NDS Banknote System

British lord calls for ‘due clemency’ for OFW Jennifer Dalquez

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:59 PM

It is clear from the evidence that her action was not pre meditated but a desperate response to an unprovoked sexual attack Lord Singh of Wimbledon writes to United Arab Emirates ambassador to London

Dr Indarjit Singh, Britain's first turbaned Sikh to sit in the House of Lords, poses for pictures outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, on September 13, 2011. Dr Singh, who was born in Rawalpindi, will sit in the House of Lords as an independent and will be known as Baron Singh of Wimbledon. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT / AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

UAE court postpones ruling on OFW Jennifer Dalquez again

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:28 PM

She is accused of killing her employer The court will rule on her case April 12 instead after one of the victim s children failed to attend the latest hearing

Remain vigilant, PH embassy advises Filipinos after London attack

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Philippine embassy in London says so far there has been no report of Filipinos affected by the incident

EMERGENCY SITUATION. British police officers and emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London on March 22, 2017, in the aftermath of a terror incident. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

OFWs soon to be automatically exempted from airport terminal fee

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The P550 terminal fee will be waived starting April 30 for face to face ticket purchases and by the end of July for online ticket purchases