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Who is the Filipino? The complex identities of migrants

Jun 21, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Jasmine Shewakramani, a full-blooded Indian born and raised in the Philippines, could not call herself Filipino for a long, long time

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall – Pentagon chief

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:11 AM

'We have not made any decisions. ... There has been no determination by me,' says Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan

BORDER WALL? A US Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies over the border wall during a safety drill in the Anapra area in Sunland Park, New Mexico, United States, across from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on January 31, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

EXPLAINER: Patricia Fox case puts spotlight on PH immigration laws

Jun 05, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forfeiture of the Australian nun’s missionary visa calls into play guarantees such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. But do they apply to a foreigner?

APPEAL. Australian nun Patricia Fox files a reply to the Department of Justice on June 5, 2018, as she continues to appeal the Phillippine government to keep her missionary visa and continue doing social works in the Philippines. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

PH blacklists EU political party official over ‘partisan’ activity

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:47 PM

‘A tourist does not enjoy the rights and privileges of a Philippine citizen, particularly the exercise of political rights which are exclusively reserved to Filipinos,’ says Immigration Chief Jaime Morente

BARRED FROM ENTERING. Party of European Socialists (PES) deputy secretary general Giacomo Filibeck is barred from entering the Philippines on April 15, 2018. All photos from Akbayan

Local council seeks probe into undocumented foreign workers in Boracay, Kalibo

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

“Foreigners in Aklan should adhere to our laws, secure proper work permits, pay taxes and respect the local customs of Aklanons,” Aklan board member Nemesio Neron says

Duterte OKs use of express lane fees for immigration workers' salaries, overtime

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Duterte nudges Congress to enact a new Immigration Law in 2018 to address low salary brackets of employees

Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera

Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

May 21, 2017 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED Refugee advocates say the Australian government has sunk to an impossible new low with the decision

More immigration workers to resign if salary woes not solved – union

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says immigration workers who skip work because of the issue can be replaced anytime because they hold contractual positions

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Feb 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

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The wRap Indonesia: Palace probes farmer murder, economic stimulus

Sep 30, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The Palace vows to probe the murder of a farmer the government announces its newest economic stimulus and other top stories from here and around the world

Detained in Indonesia: British journalists on trial for making documentary

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The two are on trial for allegedly trying to make a documentary while on tourist visas

US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

May 27, 2015 - 8:19 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejects a request from the Obama administration to lift an injunction barring it from carrying out a measure that would protect some 4 million undocumented foreigners from deportation

OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION. US President Barack Obama speaks to reporters while meeting with young immigrants who support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 04 February 2015. Olivier Douliery/EPA

All about Jane: 'Immigration reform not all inclusive'

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:11 PM

You can t trust a win as a win This can be reversed by the next president and this is temporary

Judge delays Obama immigration order

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The White House quickly calls the decision wrong saying the president acted within his legal authority and that the administration will appeal

CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES. US President Barack Obama listens to remarks from British Prime Minister David Cameron (not pictured) during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 16 January 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA

New TV show for OFWs

Jan 21, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Boarding Pass will feature segments that profile the lives of overseas Filipinos; business ideas for OFWs and their families; and personal finance tips from experts as well as travel tidbits for balikbayans

X Factor winner can't sing as pro in Israel

Jan 16, 2014 - 12:33 AM

Winners of the famous talent search are usually given a recording contract but Israeli law prohibits Filipina Rose Fostanes from working other than as a caregiver

Image courtesy of Reshet TV/X Factor Israel page on Facebook

Undocumented immigrant earns California law license

Jan 03, 2014 - 4:36 PM

This comes two years after a similar case in New York Will this begin a state to state battle to allow undocumented immigrants the license to practice law?

'Exciting times' for the Bureau of Immigration

Dec 21, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Newly appointed Immigration Chief Siegfred Mison admits the need for a change in culture