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US Congress probes land grabbing in PHL

WASHINGTON (Mabuhay) – At a House Foreign Affairs Full Committee hearing on U.S. Foreign Assistance in FY 2015, Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) Wednesday questioned USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on the lack of land rights in developing nations, in particular, the concerning issues of...
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Mazda3 and Mazda6 earn top ratings in government crash tests; Five stars overall for crashworthiness

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire – The 2014 Mazda3 compact sedan and 5-door hatchback received a five-star overall (five-star frontal and five-star side impact) crashworthiness rating in the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests. The Mazda3 also...
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PHL to allow US forces back amid China row

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday a deal to allow a greater US military presence on its territory could be signed next month, in a timely defence boost amid a worsening territorial row with China. There was optimism the pact could be secured ahead of US President Barack...
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Blame game erupts as China criticizes Malaysia over MH370

BEIJING  (AFP) – Beijing on Monday blamed Kuala Lumpur for a lack of information about a vanished Malaysia Airlines flight, as tearful relatives of the 153 Chinese passengers aboard voiced frustration with all sides of the response effort. Nearly two-thirds of the 239 people...
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Prominent Fil-Am Businesswoman/Philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewisa appointed to MPI Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), announced today that Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair and CEO of the investment firm TLC Beatrice, LLC, veteran non-profit leader and journalist Louis Freedberg and former...
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Obama to tour PHL, Malaysia, Japan, S. Korea in April

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will seek to ease questions over the staying power of his strategic shift to increasingly tense East Asia in April with stops in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea. Obama’s visits to Manila and Kuala...
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More than 3.3-M signed up to Obamacare health plans

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2014 (AFP) – More than 3.3 million Americans had signed up for new insurance plans by the end of last month under President Barack Obama’s troubled signature health care law, officials said Wednesday. The administration also reported a slight increase in...
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Obama honors champion Fil-Am Spoelstra and the Miami Heat at White House

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2014 (AFP) – President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Miami Heat back to the White House on Tuesday, congratulating them on winning their second title in as many years. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and their teammates attended the...
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Kerry invites PHL to join Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – US Secretary of the State John Kerry invited the Philippines to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement adding he expects a Filipino delegation in Washington early next year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement would be able to raise...
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UST singers alumni performs in a Christmas concert

Christmas is just around the corner.  And as everyone is busy preparing for the holiday season, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Singers Alumni in America wishes to invite everyone to relax and enjoy as it presents “A Choral Christmas” – a two-night concert in celebration of...