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[ANALYSIS] Is Duterte ready to handle a looming Middle East crisis?

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:38 PM

The attack on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 poses a grave problem for President Duterte, as the country risks getting entangled in a larger power play that could result in a major regional conflict

I was denied a U.S. visa, and it's very personal

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?

VISA APPLICATIONS. The US Embassy in Manila attracts thousands visa applicants per day. .

Daly City gets first Fil-Am mayor

Dec 20, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Juslyn Manalo is chosen by the Daly City Council Board unopposed

New Daly City Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Vice Mayor Ray Buenaventura – both Filipino Americans – thank immediate past Mayor Glenn Sylvester at the recent swearing-in ceremony. Photo courtesy of Farida Fajardo/Balitang America

BB Gandanghari signs up with U.S. talent agency

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:30 PM

BB announces she has signed up with The Brogan Agency

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

10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Prepare for the worst Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants

OPPOSING TRUMP. Immigrants and supporters stage a rally and march in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to end DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

To be clear taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR green card status But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US

To President Obama, with love

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Obama didn’t teach me how to transcend my race Instead he taught me how to embrace it

A portrait of US President Barack Obama as he listened during a meeting with staff in the Rose Garden, October 2014. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Fil-Am shortlisted to become US solicitor general

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:21 AM

George Conway the husband of Trump senior adviser Kelly Conway could be the first Asian American to become the US government s next top litigator

FORMING A GOVERNMENT. The potential appointees of President-elect Donald Trump  are revealed as his inauguration on January 20 nears. AFP File photo

Obama signs law honoring Filipino WWII veterans

Dec 16, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The US is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260 000 Filipino veterans as a fitting tribute to their dedicated service during the last war

What Filipinos tweeted during US #ElectionNight

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:15 PM

From fear to humor here s how Filipinos reacted as the US presidential election played out

SHELL-SHOCKED. Filipino Twitter users expressed their thoughts at the unexpected turn of events. Background file photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

[Balikbayan Voices] Not the America I thought I knew

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:35 PM

On November 28 I will return to the country of my birth for the first time in over two years As a Filipino American who has been living in a country Trump called a terrorist nation and who frequently gets mistaken for an Arab I would be lying if I told you I wasn t nervous

The author (middle) with college friends in the US.

Fil-Ams hail Paynor's appointment as PH envoy to US

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Marciano Paynor the immediate past consul general in San Francisco is the epitome of elegant civility with the diplomatic skills and demeanor to navigate a relationship which is undergoing new challenges

1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PH

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:30 PM

No secondary school curriculum framework in the other 49 states covers the subject which is of personal interest to descendants of Filipino WWII veterans in the United States

FilAm NGO angry, sad over Supreme Court tie

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Oakland based Filipino Advocates for Justice vows to fight harder for immigrants

US Medicare in the PH? Not likely

Jul 18, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Medicare is not portable and chances are unlikely for legislation mandating coverage beyond US borders and territories in the foreseeable future

What's a 'real Filipino' anyway?

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:32 PM

As I’ve grown older I’ve realized not only how complicated and nuanced a Filipino’s identity is but also how understanding it is more than an exercise in navel gazing

Filipino workers say US bakery paid only $2 an hour

Mar 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Filipino migrant employees sue the owners of L Amande French Bakery for wage theft and human trafficking

US, PH sign 4th memorandum protecting migrant workers

Feb 15, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Yang said EEOC estimates place the number of Filipino immigrant workers in the US at more than one million

Is the US ready for an Asian president?

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Will the United States ever have an Asian president? Only if the politicians could cross over to other communities

US polls to watch for Fil-Ams

Feb 09, 2014 - 7:01 PM

More Filipino Americans are expected to exercise their right to vote this year with opportunities opening up for aspirants and operatives

PH embassy assists 2 Pinoy trafficking victims

May 07, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Two Filipinas have been rescued from a Saudi diplomat s house

Pinoys in US Midwest prepare for 'Sandy'

Nov 01, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The Filipino community in the area is advised to stay indoors and avoid coastal areas in the Great Lakes

BAYANIHAN. The home of a Filipino family, one of a few that still has electricity in storm-ravaged Jersey City in New Jersey, serves as a charging station for the mobile devices of other Filipinos in the area. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General New York)