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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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IMHC Class ‘61 holds reunion in Chino Hills

The “Golden Girls,” all members of  high school Class 1961 of the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Aurora Boulevard, Manila held their mini reunion on October  23-27, in Los Angeles, California. Ten members of the class, all based in the United States and Australia,  met for...
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President Aquino appoints Mejia as administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority

President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed World Maritime University (WMU) professor Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. as the new administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), a Palace official said. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced during the regular...
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Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy met on Monday with leaders of migrant rights organizations supporting a group of Filipino offshore oil workers in Louisiana involved in a class suit against their employer for alleged slavery and human trafficking. In a statement, the...
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Theatrical Release of Don’t Stop Believin: Everyman’s Journey on Friday, March

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey—the Cinderella story of Filipino singer Arnel Pineda—will open on Friday, March 8, in movie houses in 15 major cities across the United States, the Philippine Embassy announced today. Directed by Filipino-American...
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PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

WASHINGTON, DC. – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on forty-three outstanding Filipino American students to use their talents and take part in activities that promote the interests of their communities and the Philippines.  This was among the challenges posed by the...
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The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The public is advised to monitor the Embassy’s website for the announcement of the resumption of normal operations. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is urging the close to half a million members of the Filipino-American Community in the East Coast of the United...
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PH Open to Biotech Collaboration with US, ASEAN

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippines is open to collaborating with the United States and member-countries of the Association of Southeast Nations and share its experience on how its use of biotechnology allowed Filipino farmers to improve their productivity. In his remarks during a...
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PACAS and PAFC to Stage 7th Alay Concert for Typhoon Victims

The Philippine American Cultural Arts Society (PACAS) and the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC), with the support of the Philippine Embassy, will stage the 7th Alay Concert on 28 October 2012 at the Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center in Fort Washington...