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Filipina becomes mayor of Hercules

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HERCULES, California -- Council member Myrna De Vera was selected by the city council to become Mayor of Hercules until December 2014, following a vote during the city council reorganization last December 10.

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Japan seeks int’l action against China air zone

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TACLOBAN CITY -- Japan’s defense minister called on the international community on Sunday to oppose China’s recently declared maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea and possibly over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Angelhack CEO’s ‘anti-poor’ rants earn ire of SF Fil-Ams

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Angered by a tech startup CEO’s tirade against the poor in San Francisco, leaders of nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Filipino immigrants are demanding more than an apology.

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Aquino flies to Tokyo for ASEAN-Japan summit

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President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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UN seeks $791M to fund recovery

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The United Nations is expected to launch Monday an appeal for donors to raise $791 million to fund a yearlong Supertyphoon “Yolanda” Strategic Response Plan (SRP) that will help the most-affected victims for a longer-term recovery.

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Same-sex couple gets fiancé visa from US embassy

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All is fair in love. And fiancé visa petitions.

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Fil-Ams hail Aquino request for TPS

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Filipino-American community leaders hailed Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s decision to formally request the US government to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented Filipino nationals in light of the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

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Aquino not happy with Leviste parole, orders probe

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MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III was not happy that former Batangas Governor Jose Antonio Leviste was granted parole, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said over the radio.

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China retaliates, accuses Japan of stirring up trouble in sea row

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MANILA -- It’s now China’s turn to point a finger at Japan saying that it was the one stirring up trouble in the East China Sea and that it has “ulterior political motives” in making a big issue out of the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

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Roxas should seek forgiveness for remarks on video - Atienza

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MANILA -- Buhay Representative Lito Atienza said Wednesday that if he were in the shoes of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas, he would admit his mistake for making controversial remarks during a meeting with Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.

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