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Sweeping changes to citizenship rules announced

By Atty. Henry Moyal It almost seems that the Canadian government has nothing better to do than to constantly barrage the media and taxpayers with repeated attempts to change the landscape of immigration in this country. The current Conservative government has changed immigration...
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Deployment ban to Yemen not yet lifted – PHL embassy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Overseas Filipino workers seeking work in strife-torn Yemen were warned this week against false information claiming the Philippine government’s ban on the deployment of workers there had been lifted. In an advisory, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi...
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Cebu-born Minerva Benedicto Vier stars in ‘A Cat Named Mercy’

The world premiere theater presentation of “A Cat Named Mercy,” currently showing until February 23, 2014 at Casa 0101 Theatre in Boyle Heights stars Cebu-born, Minerva Benedicto Vier.The play, written by Josefina Lopez and directed by Hector Rodriguez is about maximizing a...
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Sponsoring a person with no status is possible

by : Attorney Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian Citizen living in Canada and in a serious relationship with my high school sweetheart. He was married previously but is now living in California. He has no status in USA. I want to sponsor him as my fiancé or spouse. I am not sure if it...
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GMA Pinoy TV wins MAM Award for Best Television Journalism

GMA Pinoy TV’s Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika garnered the Best Television Journalism Award for the TV (Regular) category at the 2013 Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards. Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika (Into the Hearts of Filipinos in America) is a Filipino language talk show that aims...
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2014 California laws: Blessings for employees and immigrants

by : Rey Andres Californians woke up January 1st greeted by new laws many see as a bundle of blessings and protections for “vulnerable low income workers, immigrants who are in the country illegally, domestic care givers and farm workers.” Also benefitting from new laws are...
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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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Muslim rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA (AFP) – The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. The power sharing annex...
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Meeting on Facebook can raise suspicions

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian born man who has met a Filipina online via Facebook. A friend of a friend sent me her profile.  We chatted for many months before we married last year but we never met until my trip to the Philippines last summer. I want to sponsor her for...
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VP Binay writes Saudi King for 2nd extension for illegal workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay wrote Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud this week to ask for another extension of the Nov. 3 deadline for illegal workers in the Kingdom to rectify their status or return home. Binay, the presidential adviser on overseas...