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Court awards $15M-plus in damages to 11 OFWs in LA bakery suit

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The case of the 11 Filipino bakery workers who claimed human trafficking and labor abuses against a prominent Filipino family doing business in America was revived recently with a multimillion dollar judgment in favor of the workers.

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Parole visas okayed for PH families of Filipino WWII vets in U.S.

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Senator Mazie Hirono (Dem.-Hawaii) was instrumental in pushing for the approval of a family reunification parole visa program for Filipino veterans of WWII. US CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, DC -- Family members of Filipino World War II veterans can now apply for parole visas and reunite with parents here in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security announced May 6. 

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The tolerated U.S. presence of dedicated Filipino caregivers

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Joe, a Filipino national was the caregiver for “Mr. Smith.” He cared for Mr. Smith like his own father. One day, he noticed that Mr. Smith was having difficulty breathing. Joe immediately called 911. The paramedics arrived and tried to revive the patient until one of the paramedics discovered that there was a living will with a “Do not resuscitate” clause. All further effort to revive the patient was aborted.

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Fil-Ams feted at AAPI History Month kick-offs in Washington, DC

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Flanked by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (left) and U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Luisito Baytan, Filipino World War II Veterans (from left) Rey Cabacar, 87, Celestino Almeda, 99, and Rudy Panaglima, 85, are among the honorees at a Military Leadership Luncheon.

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama singled out 19-year-old Filipino American student Regine Ledesma from a crowd of more than 1,500 dinner guests, calling attention to her story as “an example of what is at stake” in the national debate over comprehensive immigration reform.

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SF Bay Area Fil-Am professionals to host scholarship awards gala

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SAN FRANCISCO -- An organization of Filipino professionals is hosting its annual gala scholarship awards night at the Wattis Room on Davies Symphony Hall at 6:00 p. m. on Sunday, June 5.

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DPWH pushes Sagada project through; pine trees, heritage church to be felled

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INFLUX of tourists now becoming a problem in terms of traffic, waste management and water shortage

Despite opposition from local heritage advocates, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pushed through with its controversial road-widening project in Sagada, Mountain Province.

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PNP to walk Duterte talk

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) is open to enforcing some of the peace and order policies that presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte had implemented as mayor in Davao City.

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Marcos: My votes going to Honasan

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ORMOC CITY -- Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday, April 24, asked  the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to look into reports that votes intended for him in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) were going to a rival, Sen. Gregorio Honasan.

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Chicago-area Filipino nurse gets 10 years for $20M Medicare fraud

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Diana Jocelyn Gumila. FACEBOOK

CHICAGO -- Diana Jocelyn Gumila, 46, faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a mandatory $250,000 fine and restitution after she was found guilty April 17 on 21 counts of Medicare fraud and three counts of making false statements pertaining health care.

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Miriam back in fighting form, hits surveys

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Presidential candidate Sen.  Miriam Defensor-Santiago is back in fighting form after the physical strain she endured from participating in the three-hour televised presidential debate in Pangasinan three days ago.

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