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Details of Obama’s immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama takes executive action Thursday to left the threat of deportation for some five million people, 44 percent of the estimated 11.3 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. The nation’s undocumented people hail mostly...
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PH, US want thorough probe into transgender slay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said both the Philippines and the United States were calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a transgender in Olongapo. “(Undersecretary Eduardo) Oban said the Philippines and US governments agreed on a […]
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Transgender murder must not derail US ties: PHL

MANILA (AFP) –The Philippines on Wednesday described the murder of a transgender Filipino as an “isolated incident” that must not derail ties with Washington after a US Marine was identified as a suspect, sparking anti-American protests. The discovery Sunday of […]
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US urged to approve TPS for undocumented Filipinos

NEW YORK – Saying there is still much ​to​ be done, Manila called​ on Washington to approve ​its request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to allow undocumented Filipinos in the United States to help the Philippines rebuild much faster from the devastation […]
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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 […]