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US government grants T visas to Pinoy victims of human trafficking

LOS Angeles –The United States government recently provided T-visas to the 11 Filipino victims of human trafficking after they won their lawsuit against the owners of L’Amonde French Bakery who subjected them to inhumane working conditions. T visas provide victims of human trafficking temporary legal status and work authorization and allow them to bring their families to the U.S. The […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
FACLA members with Beyond Deadlines writer Abner Galino (third from left) and standing on his left is LAPT Director Richmond Jimenez

Pinoy hospitality transcends sexual orientations

“THE legendary hospitality of the Filipinos transcends sexual orientations.” This was pointed out by Los Angeles-Philippine Tourism Director Richmond Jimenez during the weekly Kapihan sa FACLA in the Historic Filipino Town (HFT) last Tuesday (June 14, 2016). Jimenez expressed sympathy for the victims of the Florida gay bar massacre and went on to praise the apparent inherent capability of the […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Finally it is the right one….

FINALLY the grieving family of an Overseas Filipino Worker who died in Israel got his remains after first receiving the wrong cadaver early this month. The body of 58-year old Fernando Peralta was flown in at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly after noon by Thai Airways flight TG620 after which it was brought straight to his hometown of Porac, […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Only in the United Arab Emirates, perhaps.

Only in the United Arab Emirates, perhaps.

I LOVE driving. I do a lot of it. Every day. On these drives, I notice things and  wonder about a lot and contemplate on others. Some things make me laugh and in rare instances when I get upset and angry, sad. There is always something to wonder about when I go wandering in my trusty Ford. I love the […]

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Ang kaibahan ng Los Angeles sa Metro Manila pagdating sa trapiko

  MARAMI ang nahihirapang pumili ng kanilang mga kandidato para sa pagka-pangulo at pangalawang pangulo ng Pilipinas. Ayos sana kung dahil sa sobrang gagaling ng mga pinagpipilian kung kaya nahihirapan tayong magpasya. Ang saya natin sana kung ito ang dahilan kung bakit ‘di tayo makapili ng iboboto. Kaso nga po ay hindi. Buntong-hininga! Pero ‘wag n’yong sabihing onli in the […]

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Tagalog Association of Texas Easter Sunday event

The Tagalog Association of Texas under the presidency of Ms. Belle Datu will hold its annual Easter Sunday picnic on March 27 at Elridge Park, Sugarland, Texas. All interested parties are welcome to attend. This is a potluck event. It would feature the traditional egg hunt and parlor games for kids and will start at noon and end at about […]

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Mga kaganapang pulitikal sa Los Angeles, jamming sa La Habra at iba pa*

MASIGLA ang galaw ng pulitika dito sa Los Angeles. Hindi man maihahambing sa “init” ng bakbakan sa Pilipinas, masarap pa ring sundan ang banggaan ng mga grupong pulitikal dito. Dalawang ilog ang nilalanguyan ng mga Filipino-American o Fil-Am (hindi po ako Fil-Am, “FF” lang po ako – feeling Fil-Am) dito sa Los Angeles. Ito po ang pulitika sa Pilipinas at […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Opinions
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Keeping the love (for Tagalog) alive

BAYANG Lualhati Flores, a college freshman and only daughter of fellow journalist Nelson Flores, speaks Tagalog like she just stepped out of a plane from Manila. When she speaks English, you’ll know she’s from Texas. That is a great achievement from someone who came to the US when she was still a grade schooler and had to grow up with […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora