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Public hearings held for two FilVets Bills

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) --  United States Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) told his colleagues before the Senate Veterans Committee Tuesday (June 12) that while he is introducing S. 868, The Filipino Veterans Promise Act, it will only honor those Filipino World War II “veterans who served and will not provide benefits to any person who did not.”

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Education sector begins drafting K-12 IRR

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MANILA -- Agencies handling education services begun at the Department of Education (DepEd) Wednesday the drafting of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Enhanced Basic Education Act signed by the President last May.

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U.S. ICE CANCELS FILIPINA’S “VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE”

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has exercised prosecutorial discretion on the case of undocumented Filipina Karla Gaerlan by cancelling her formerly issued order of voluntary departure.

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Cobonpue, et al to join team giving NAIA a facelift

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MANILA -- World-famous designer Kenneth Cobonpue, architect Royal Pineda and designer Budji Layug are joining the group working on the rehabilitation of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA).

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Pinoys to hold global day of prayer Aug. 21; global rallies vs China July 24

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – Filipinos will hold a global day of prayer on Aug. 21 and  global rallies on July 24 in front China Embassies in all major cities where Filipino Diaspora live.

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BI streamlines operations to boost tourism

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MANILA -- After the recent introduction of new arrival and departure stamps for international travelers to put an end to counterfeit stamps, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will launch next week the six-month, long-stay tourist visa for foreigners intending to stay longer in the country.

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POLO official denies running sex ring in Jordan

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MANILA -– A Philippine official accused of allegedly running a prostitution ring using runaway overseas Filipino workers in Jordan vehemently denied the allegations against him.

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PH AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST PINOYS IN 7-11 EXPLOITATION CASE

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Consulate General in New York are in touch with concerned United States authorities in connection with the investigation of the reported exploitation of undocumented Filipinos working in various 7-11 convenience stores in New York and Virginia.

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Senator Cayetano pushes for full investigation of OFWs exploitation

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MANILA -- Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday said the government should leave no stone unturned in its investigation of the reported sexual abuse of distressed women overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Philippine overseas offices.

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Cuban embassy in Philippines closes down due to financial difficulties

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MANILA -- The Cuban embassy here in the Philippines is shutting down due to financial difficulties brought about by the global economic crisis and the United States’ blockade.

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