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US Homeland Security puts the Philippines on blacklist

Asian country dropped from list of countries eligible for work visa applications, citing visa abuse By Mar-Vic Cagurangan THE United States Department of Homeland Security has dropped the Philippines from the list of countries eligible under the H2 visa programs this year, citing the country’s alleged high rate of visa abuse and high volume of […]

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US-based rights group to campaign for LP slate, Alejano and labor leaders

By Abner Galino THE Filipino American Human Rights Alliance recently announced that it would be supporting the eight Liberal Party senatorial candidates that included former military mutineer Rep. Gary Alejano. But Ago Pedalizo, FAHRA member, also pointed out that their group would also be supporting the senatorial bids of four other candidates identified with workers […]

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Angelo takes art at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal

By Abner Galino FILIPINO artist Angelo Maristela has taken his art to the busy New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal in the world famous Times Square, presenting a preview of a special project he labeled: The Bread Series. The Bread Series is Angelo’s collection of popular known and ordinary people whom he thought have shared […]

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Fil-Am pols join efforts for Larry Itliong-named St. in LA

By Abner Galino THE National Federation of Filipino American Associations, several Southern California-based organizations, and elected Filipino officials led by Cerritos Mayor Mark Pulido and Carson Councilmember Lito Santarina, have endorsed the proposal to have a portion of the Temple Street in Los Angeles be renamed Larry Itliong Avenue. The proposal has been submitted to […]

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PWC among 25 overseas Filipinos, groups to receive Presidential Awards

By Abner Galino A FILIPINO-American litigation lawyer C. Joe Sayas Jr. and the Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California is among the 25 outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based Filipino organizations to be conferred presidential awards by President Rodrigo Duterte in ceremonies to be held on Dec. 5 at the Malacañang Palace in Manila. Sayas, a […]

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Fil-Ams mobilize opposition to “looming Philippine dictatorship”

By Abner Galino MALAYA, a U.S.-based alliance against the killings in the Philippines, on Friday night held a forum in downtown Los Angeles to galvanize Filipinos and non-Filipinos to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte. The forum, “Voices From The Frontlines: Stories from the Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines and the Struggle for Justice,” was hosted […]

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Hate crimes continue to rise in LA County

THE Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) has reported that data on hate crimes in Los Angeles County in 2017 showed a five percent increase from the previous year. The LACCHR report said there were 508 hate crimes reported in the County in 2017. For the past four years, hate crimes have been […]

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Bernadette Manahan Sta. Maria: When Love, Passion and Art Touch Lives

By Vics Magsaysay, Buhay Amerika Beyond Deadlines is a media partner of this event. (Bernadette Manahan Sta. Maria is set for a solo exhibit at the Filipino Cultural Center on October 13, 2018. Her show is part of a month-long cultural presentations slated at the Historic Filipinotown in the City of Los Angeles to celebrate […]

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PNP Global Police Community Relations drumbeats in LA

By Abner Galino A CONTINGENT from the Philippine National Police, particularly from its Police Community Relations Office went to Los Angeles last week (September 21) to drumbeat for their so-called “Global Police Community Relations” program. The chief of the PNP-PCRO, Chief Supt. Rhodel Sermonia, and his men held a town hall meeting at the Philippine […]

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Fil Am accepted in MIT’s prestigious engineering outreach program

By Lori Lyn Lirio MARIANAS High School Fil Am student Ian Rei Magno Cataluna was selected to participate in an engineering outreach program hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Out of 2,100 students who applied from across the U.S., only 100, including Cataluna, were accepted for MIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community or […]