Category: US News

President on Spratlys: ‘We have already drawn the line’

NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 21 (PNA via PLDT) — President Benigno S. Aquino III stood firm on the government’s stance on the West Philippine Sea but maintained that it still… Read More

Honorary degree for PNoy

President Aquino III is conferred a Doctor of Laws degree

President Aquino III is conferred a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, by Fordham University president Joseph McShane, S.J., (left) in a ceremony Sept. 19 at the Keating Hall, Rose… Read More

VA Cites Asian Contribution to American Culture

WASHINGTON D.C. – Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs in the US Department of Veteran s Affairs, late last month said “it’s an understatement to say that… Read More

Gaa hails book documenting RP vets’ struggles

WASHINGTON D.C. – Ambassador Willy C. Gaa recently hailed well-known Filipino American photographer Rick Rocamora for chronicling in pictures the struggles of Filipino World War II veterans. The ambassador commended… Read More

Ongkeko book launched in DC

WASHINGTON D.C. – “Forty Years of Writing in America” by Dr. Ludy Astraquillo Ongkeko was launched at the World Bank recently. The book, published by Jack Bacon and Company, was… Read More

Sen. Ensign admits extramarital affair

LAS VEGAS – Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada), who recently opposed giving more benefits to Filipino World War II veterans, admitted June 16 of having had an extramarital affair with a… Read More

PATH coming to DC to bare Red atrocities

WASHINGTON D.C. – Four officers of the Peace Advocates for Truth and Healing (PATH) are arriving or have already arrived in Washington DC to expose what it claims are the… Read More

RP vets benefits on track

WASHINGTON – Despite the slow process of claims of Filipino World War II veterans in the United States and in the Philippine, Ambassador Willy C. Gaa still sounded upbeat. He… Read More

RP source of human trafficking, says US

WASHINGTON D.C. – The State Department says “The Philippines is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor.” The… Read More

Loida fundraiser for Lewis museum

NEW YORK – Loida Nicolas Lewis held an awards ceremony and fundraiser at her RFL Estate in East Hampton June 13 as a tribute to the memory of her late… Read More

Easier college aid access

WASHINGTON D.C. – Good news for Filipino and other American students from low and middle-income families who want to go to college but cannot afford to do so. The changes—some… Read More

Lavarro loses in Jersey city

JERSEY CITY – After succeeding in the May 12 elections and managing to force his 66-year-old opponent to a runoff, Rolando Lavarro Jr. failed to become the first elected Filipino… Read More

ICE Puts Pinoy Doctors’ Mug Shots On Web

MILWAUKEE – The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has made Filipino Doctors Jefferson and Elnora Calimlim examples of what happens to anyone who engages in human trafficking. The Ice website… Read More

Immig reformers press their case

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Immigration Reform Movement composed of immigrants, labor unions, business, religious groups, and civil rights organizations held a summit here this month and launched a nationwide campaign… Read More

Rich Filipinos sign up for NY Marathon

NEW YORK – Lance Gokongwei, his cousin Bobby Go, and Harry Tan Jr. will lead the pack of 19 VIP clients of ING who will join this year’s New York… Read More

Plan White House honors for Filvets

By Jennie L. Ilustre WASHINGTON-Lawmakers who have helped Filipino American World War II veterans obtain benefits over the years are planning a White House ceremony to recognize them for their… Read More

Pinoy making waves festival in Canada

TORONTO — Filipinos Making Waves Festival, the largest annual Filipino mainstream Summer festival in Toronto will hold its big show on August 14, 15 and 16 at Toronto’s the Yonge-Dundas… Read More