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[OPINION] One hour at a time

May 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM

I had 30 minutes left with her. Taking the place of the sweeping vistas of the countryside we used to visit was the gray horizon of concrete pavement where we saw airplanes flying in and out. She would leave soon, along with the rest, to a life where they are needed – indispensable yet invisible at the same time.

Injustice in Court of Appeals: Failing Mary Jane Veloso

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Philippine legal procedure is horribly ill-equipped for 21st century transnational issues like human trafficking and modern slavery, the drug trade, terrorism, regional environmental degradation, money laundering, and the legal needs of the Filipino diaspora, all of which cross state borders

Jokowi berharap diaspora bisa ikut sumbang pendapatan negara

Jul 03, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Jokowi menginginkan diaspora dapat mendorong peluang berbagai produk Indonesia ke luar negeri

BERFOTO. WNI yang bertemu Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo di lobi Hotel Shangri-La, Sydney melayani permintaan foto bersama WNI yang tengah berada di Australia pada Minggu, 26 Februari. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @setkabgoid

SAKSIKAN: Highlight pidato Obama di Kongres Diaspora 2017

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Obama menyinggung mulai dari masa kecilnya di Indonesia toleransi hingga isu perubahan iklim

SAMBUTAN. Mantan Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama memberi sambutan dalam Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-4 di Jakarta, Sabtu, 1 Juli. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Obama: Jokowi adalah sosok yang berintegritas

Jul 02, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Jokowi adalah seseorang yang tulus dan ingin melakukan berbagai hal demi kebaikan warga Indonesia kata Obama

OBROLAN SANTAI. Mantan Presiden Barack Obama ngobrol santai dengan Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo di Cafe Grand Bogor pada Jumat, 30 Juni. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @pramonoanung

Cerita Anies Baswedan ngobrol dengan Obama soal toleransi

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Anies sepakat dengan pendapat Obama yang mengatakan toleransi dan ketimpangan harus ditangani bersama

BERTEMU. Gubernur DKI terpilih Anies Baswedan mengenalkan putra-putrinya kepada Barack Obama di belakang panggung usai menyampaikan pidatonya pada Sabtu, 1 Juli. Foto: tim media Anies-Sandi

Obama calls for tolerance, unity in childhood home Indonesia

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:44 PM

Obama praises the spirit of tolerance in Indonesia saying one could see mosques temple and churches alongside each other

UNITY. Former US President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta on July 1, 2017. Adek Berry/AFP

Pulang kampung, Obama masih penasaran ingin cicipi es cendol

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Ketika bertemu warga di Indonesia Obama mengaku kerap diteriaki sate dan nasi goreng

MASAKAN INDONESIA. Barack Obama dan Michelle berfoto bersama pemilik restoran Bumi Langit, Yogyakarta pada Kamis, 29 Juni. Foto diambil dari akun Instagram bumilangit.official

Presiden Obama mengaku tak prediksi terjadi krisis Arab Spring

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Menurut Obama Indonesia penting dan bisa menjadi contoh bagi negara muslim

SAMBUTAN. Mantan Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama memberi sambutan dalam Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-4 di Jakarta, Sabtu, 1 Juli. Dalam sambutannya, Obama berbicara tentang sejumlah hal, antara lain demokrasi, kepemimpinan, persamaan hak, dan toleransi. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

FOTO: Mendengarkan Obama di Kongres Diaspora Indonesia

Jul 01, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Obama menjadi ‘keynote speaker’ di Kongres Diaspora Indonesia 1 Juli 2017

Mantan Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama memberi sambutan dalam Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-4 di Jakarta, pada 1 Juli 2017. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/Antara

Pidato Obama di Jakarta: Tentang toleransi dan demokrasi

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:08 PM

“Toleransi dan saling menghormati harus ditegakkan Jika tidak maka akan terjadi perang di mana mana kata Obama

OBAMA. Mantan Presiden AS Barack Obama saat melakukan sesi tanya jawab di The Hall, Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta, pada 1 Juli 2017. Foto istimewa

Hari ini, Obama akan memberikan pidato di Kongres Diaspora

Jul 01, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Atas permintaan Obama pidato diberikan di sesi tertutup dan tidak boleh direkam oleh media

DISAMBUT. Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo menyambut mantan Presiden Barack Obama ketika tiba di Istana Bogor pada Jumat sore, 30 Juni. Foto oleh Agus Suparto/Biro Pers Istana

SAKSIKAN: Indonesia harus maksimalkan potensi diaspora

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:34 PM

Kontribusi yang disumbangkan oleh diaspora TKI saja per tahun mencapai Rp 130 triliun

SAKSIKAN: Cara Dino Djalal gaet Obama hadir di Kongres Diaspora 2017

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Obama akan berbicara di hadapan 3 500 undangan pada 1 Juli di Kota Kasablanka

Jokowi akan jamu Obama makan siang di Istana Bogor

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Obama juga akan memberikan pidato kunci dalam Konferensi Diaspora Indonesia di Kota Kasablanka

SAMBUT JOKOWI. Presiden Barack Obama menyambut kedatangan Presiden Joko Widodo di hari pertama KTT AS-ASEAN di Rancho Mirage, California pada Senin waktu setempat, 15 Februari. Foto oleh fotografer Istana Kepresidenan

Citizenship, identity and global Filipinos

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In a world where Filipinos are everywhere where our diaspora has no boundaries it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship

Apa kata diaspora Indonesia di AS tentang Trump dan Hillary?

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Mereka menegaskan ketidakpercayaan pada Hillary bahwa dia pembohong dan begitu banyak skandal yang melibatkannya

Hillary Clinton saat berhadapan dengan Donald Trump dalam debat presiden di Washington University, pada 9 Oktober 2016. Foto oleh Win McNamee/AFP

Jokowi pada WNI di Sydney: Situasi di Tanah Air aman

Nov 06, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Meski membatalkan kunjungan ke Australia Jokowi menyampaikan pada WNI di Sydney melalui konferensi video bahwa kondisi di Indonesia aman

Jokowi (tengah) saat melakukan video konferensi dengan WNI di Sydney, pada 6 November 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@Jokowi

OFWs as modern-day heroes: Seriously?

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Faced with all sorts of imaginable and unimaginable migratory experiences beyond the votes that they cast OFWs now want their voices to be heard

Celebrate 2016 Holi Festival in Manila

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Holi celebrates the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy People imitate the colors of spring by throwing colored powder at each other

US is immigrant nation, should welcome refugees – Kerry

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:52 AM

It is rightly a point of pride that the American people have a history of welcoming those who are in urgent need of a safe haven That s part of who we are It s the American DNA It s how most of this country came to be here

REFUGEES IN US? Migrants, who want to reach EU countries, wait for their registration near the Greek border at the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, October 7, 2015. Photo by Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Pelajar asal Indonesia tewas dalam kecelakaan bus di Seattle

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:24 AM

Selain korban meninggal ada tiga korban terluka asal Indonesia

KECELAKAAN BUS. Bus sekolah dan bus tur wisata "Ride the Ducks" bertabrakan di Seattle, Amerika Serikat, pada Kamis, 24 September 2015, dan mengakibatkan 4 pelajar asing tewas, salah satunya dari Indonesia. Foto oleh EPA.

Filipina Harvard grad: 'Go abroad, then come home'

Aug 15, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Filipinos should have the opportunity to leave but should then come back with the skill sets and expertise they’ve acquired

PH to OFW teachers: Come home

Aug 12, 2015 - 10:06 AM

Philippine officials allay the concerns of OFW teachers hesitant to take up the government offer including their fear of delayed payment

Berlebaran a la Indonesia di luar negeri

Jul 19, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Meski jauh dari kampung halaman WNI di luar negeri tetap bisa menikmati suasana Lebaran dengan berkumpul bersama merayakan dan menyantap hidangan Lebaran khas Indonesia

Warga negara Indonesia berfoto bersama setelah perayaan Idulfitri di Adelaide, Australia, Sabtu, 18 Juli 2015. Foto istimewa

Passion, instinct: Joining the NextDayBetter movement

Jul 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Only then did I realize that these extraordinary groundbreakers didn’t just exist in that room alone They were everywhere

Q&A with 'In the Country' author Mia Alvar

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Rappler speaks with Filipino American author Mia Alvar about her new book In the Country

NextDayBetter+Orlando: Tapping into diaspora communities

Jun 12, 2015 - 8:38 PM

New York City based social impact startup NextDayBetter hosts Orlando event on June 13 2015

OFW groups to HK politician: 'Apologize or we'll sue'

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Hong Kong executive councilor Regina Ip Lau Suk yee says that during her time as immigration chief she received complaints that the government was allowing Filipino domestic helpers to seduce their husbands

Remittances increase to $2.1B in February

Apr 16, 2015 - 1:24 PM

But the World Bank warns of global remittances slowdown in 2015

This is not the Philippines we left behind

Mar 22, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Whether we want to or not we migrants have a profound effect on the way the world envisions and interacts with the Philippines

Abad: Migration should be a choice, not a necessity

Feb 26, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Overseas Filipinos have played an invaluable role in supporting the Philippine economy but at a great cost to the unsung heroes says Budget Secretary Florencio Abad

Nigerian residents return to 'ghost town' seized from Boko Haram

Feb 21, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Boko Haram has seized Gamboru in August last year forcing thousands to flee across the frontier to the town of Fotokol on the other bank of the river in northern Cameroon

ALTERNATIVE CROP Mi-8 attack helicopters are seen in Fotokol, Cameroon after an operation in nearby Gamboru, Nigeria. Chadian aircraft struck Boko Haram positions in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru for a second straight day on February 1, an AFP journalist in a neighbouring town said. Two military choppers pounded targets in Gamboru for about two hours, setting off loud explosions and sending thick clouds of smoke into the sky, the journalist said from the town of Fotokol about 500 metres (yards) away. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE YAS

US Pinoys launch essay contest for Filipino students

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Submissions for the US Pinoys for Good Governance essay contest start from December 31 2014 and ends on February 1 2015

Life in the time of Ebola: Where are our health workers?

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:41 AM

While we have the specter of Ebola just outside our door we must face an even bigger monster already in the room: the healthcare worker crisis

#AfterYolanda: Global Filipinos and PH resilience

Nov 10, 2014 - 8:41 PM

How we deal with disasters whose voices matter what we prioritize who defines danger and who foots the bill are crucial questions that need to be probed

The weight of an OFW 'Yes'

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Each OFW s yes carries the weight of her efforts his hard work and their inability to give any other answer

Being Filipino abroad: Facing stereotypes and racism

Aug 16, 2014 - 6:08 PM

Many of us know how Filipinos in general are being stereotyped to perform specific roles in different countries

Singapore on my mind, Manila in my heart

Aug 09, 2014 - 10:30 AM

I remain thankful for my job that gave me a unique perspective not only of my host country but more so my beloved home land

Singapore, 16 April 2014

The balikbayan king and queen

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:08 AM

They used to be the dreamers the ones left behind But they came back home exactly like the ones they resented

CONVERSATION: The plight of #OFWomen

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:03 PM

As overseas Filipino workers spread across the world more and more women join the migrant workforce What does this mean for their families who are left behind in the Philippines?

Moving forward: Fil-Ams respond to disasters

May 30, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Filipino Americans discuss what to do next time disaster strikes the Philippines and what they learned from Haiyan

Diaspora: Not national but local

May 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM

But what is interesting here is that home was not the Philippines but Haliap They missed the village not the nation; friends and relatives not fellow citizens

Haiyan anti-human trafficking project to crowdfund in US

Apr 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Love Rescues is an anti trafficking radio and TV ad campaign to protect the four million plus Haiyan victims who are now vulnerable to trafficking

Canada on Haiyan: We helped because of Filipino-Canadians

Apr 11, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Canadians donate 85 million to Haiyan survivors partly due to Filipino influence Their government will match this doubling the amount to 170 million

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

A nation of hypocrites? Response to 'I’d rather go hungry' girl

Mar 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM

We declare war almost immediately on anyone who insults our “Pinoy Pride ” yet we are also the first to downplay any positive stride that our nation has achieved

Pinoys in NY push for Temporary Protected Status for PH

Jan 17, 2014 - 2:18 PM

The TPS can and will be a big help in easing the suffering of Filipinos in the US who have families and friends directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan

#BalikBayan 2013: Stories from the diaspora

Jan 04, 2014 - 12:43 PM

BalikBayan remembers 10 stories about how Filipinos shaped the world in 2013

Where are you from?

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:28 PM

What could possibly be so egregious about someone expressing interest in your origin?

Enter the dragon: My american dream and nightmare

Aug 11, 2013 - 2:49 PM

A thirty something Filipino immigrant in America shares the ups and downs of moving to a foreign land where freedom isn t all what it seems