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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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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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Severe Weather Advisory for East Coast, Midwest

The Filipino Community is being advised to prepare for a derecho—large clusters of thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail and possibly some tornadoes—that is expected to hit the East Coast, the Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-West of the United States from Thursday afterno...
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Statement of H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the United States, on Fatal Shooting of Filipina-American in Costco Store in Virginia

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mylene De Leon Scott, a member of the Filipino-American Community, who was shot dead by police officers responding to a reported disturbance inside the Costco Wholesale Store in Sterling,...
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Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines continues to take advantage of its new status as an emerging tiger with by intensifying its economic diplomacy blitz in the United States to promote greater trade and investment. The focus of the latest economic diplomacy efforts were the states...
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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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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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PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today welcomed the election of 18 Filipino-Americans, saying their successful bids for various elective positions in the United States bring pride and honor not just to their fellow Filipino-Americans but to the entire Filipino race. In a...
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Jose Rizal Youth Awards Scheduled for November 17 Nominations Now Being Accepted

WASHINGTON, DC—Now on its 20th year of continuing recognition of Filipino-American students, the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. (PAFC), with the support of the Philippine Embassy, invites the public to submit nominations for the Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards....
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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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