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Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert for victims of...
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Olongapo students help shape positive picture of PHL in US

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nine public school students from Olongapo City are helping shape a positive picture of the Philippines and strengthen people-to-people ties with the United States through an educational exchange program with the city of Virginia Beach in Virginia. The nine...
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No automatic relief under TPS

Undocumented will still have to apply even if Temporary Protected Status for PHL is granted Los Angeles – Though it seems like a big welcome news for the Philippine government to request the US to grant Temporary Protected Status for the country, it doesn’t mean automatic relief...
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US solons vow support for PHL typhoon rehab efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines can count on the support of the United States House of Representatives when it starts undertaking the critical stage of rehabilitating areas that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. This was the assurance given to Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr....
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In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Typhoon victims in the Philippines, particularly those who lost arms or legs as a result of their injuries, should draw strength and inspiration from armless Filipino-American pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox. “Jessica has risen from adversity and can...
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Farmers in Haiti raise $150 for Filipino farmers displaced by typhoon Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Knowing how difficult it is to recover from a cataclysm, small farmers in Haiti pooled together what little they had to raise $150 for fellow farmers in the Philippines who were among the more than 10 million Filipinos displaced recently by Typhoon Haiyan. In...
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Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than three decades after the Philippines opened its doors to them, it was the turn of former refugees from Vietnam to return the favor – this time by donating more than P19 million to support relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Monday,...
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13-year-old Taiwanese-American school girl helps raise $17,430 for typhoon victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A few days after Typhoon Haiyan wrought unimaginable havoc in the Philippines, 13-year-old MeiJade Hsu made an impassioned appeal to her compatriots in the Taiwanese-American Community for them to lend a helping hand. MeiJade’s call did not go unheeded and on...
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Message from Ambassador Cuisia on the ACGTDT

Dear Kababayan, Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat! I wish to make a final appeal to parties who may be interested in taking part in the 8th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT).  In this Tour, I will lead a group of Filipinos and Americans to the...
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Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy marked the 115th year of Philippine Independence on Wednesdaywith a well-attended diplomatic reception that allowed it to share the good news about the economic transformation taking place in the country. “Truly, we have much to celebrate...