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Youths who try e-cigarettes triple since 2011: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The number of US youths who have tried e-cigarettes tripled from 2011 to 2013, raising concerns about the potential for a new generation of nicotine addicts, US health authorities said Monday. More than a quarter of a […]
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Older people should get high dose flu shot: study

By Kerry Sheridan WASHINGTON, August 13, 2014 (AFP) – Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. The findings […]
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Fil-Am teen karateka continues quest for glory

VALLEJO, California – Fourteen-year-old Filipino-American karateka Khyll G. Jorge, who has won five world championships in the last three years, continues his quest for dominance in his age bracket when he competes in two more National Blackbelt League (NBL) tournaments, […]
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House holds hearing on denied WWII Fil-Am vets’s benefits

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Heck held his first official hearing as House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman. The hearing, entitled “Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund: Examining the Department of Defense and Interagency Process for...
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Haiyan benefit concert in DC a huge success

Philippine Embassy Photos by Elmer G Cato and Majalya Fernando WASHINGTON, D.C. – “After The Storm” – the star-studded benefit concert for the Philippines held here on Sunday was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd and calling attention to the post-Typhoon […]
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Fathers remembered after 52 years

It took more than half a century before someone realized that fathers too need to be remembered for their contributions in the family like mothers whose day was commemorated last month. A Civil War veteran widower, William Jackson Smart, who […]
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Tacloban building back better after Haiyan

ATLANTA, Georgia – In order to move forward, it is not enough to just build back. We need to build back better. This was the message of Philippine Chamber of Mines President Phillip Romualdez American corporate executives and investors who […]
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Filipinos in US urged: Help sustain economic momentum by registering for 2016 national polls

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Ambassador Jose L. […]
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New military accord elevates PHL-US defense alliance, says DFA Chief

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Monday called the new defense agreement between the Philippines and the United States a “milestone” pact that elevates the long-time allies’ defense partnership. A product of nearly two […]
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Obama seeks to soothe China while boosting ties with PHL

By Stephen Collinson MANILA, April 28, 2014 (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Monday he had no desire to contain or counter China despite clinching a defense pact with the Philippines which will inject US forces close to the volatile […]