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Aquino signs into law Romualdez’s PWD bill

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More than a million disabled Filipinos will finally enjoy tax exemptions at par with the perks granted to senior citizens, maximizing the benefits that they deserve under the law.

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Fil-Ams press for schools’ study of Filvets’ role in WWII

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BERKELEY, California -- A delegation of Filipino American community leaders attended the March 24 meeting of a key committee of the state’s teaching quality commission, to press for the implementation the law urging the inclusion of the role of Filipino soldiers during World War II in California’s school curriculum.

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Hacking of Comelec voters’ list continues

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The attack on the website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) continues but will not affect the outcome of the elections, according to the National Bureau of Investigation.

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Kim Wong returns $4.63M

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They started counting the $100 bills at 3:30 p.m.

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Sugarcane farming is 2nd hottest job in PH

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Here’s a sweet surprise for the Philippines’ agriculture industry: For the first time in recent history, sugarcane farming has become the second hottest job in the country.

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Mother of beheaded girl shares loving message, calls for calm

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The mother of a four-year-old girl who was brutally killed by a man in an apparent random attack has touched many Taiwanese with her composure and loving message to her slain child, even as public outrage over the shocking incident threatens to boil over.

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Unmasking presidential candidates

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I wrote about the phenomenal come-from-behind win of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay as Vice President of the Philippines in my book “Fundamentals of Marketing in the Philippine Setting (2nd Edition, with Chiqui Escareal-Go, 2012). His message that he would replicate his successes in Makati nationwide resonated with the public and positioned him as a public servant with solid track record in public service.

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Filipino immigrant’s prize-winning novella to be launched in LA writers’ conference

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Debuting this April in the United States and the global print book and E-book markets is the prize-winning novella, Faith Healer, written by Victoria G. Smith and published by United States publisher Brain Mill Press.

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Carpio: 3 possible scenarios in South China Sea arbitration ruling

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Three scenarios are likely in the decision of the The Hague on the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea, with the tribunal not ruling on the case as the “worst case scenario,” Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday, March 31.

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Chicago Fil-Am gets 1 year-plus, $2.3M fine for Medicare fraud

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CHICAGO—The co-owner of the Filipino American-owned Rosner Home Healthcare, Inc. received a 366-day sentence plus three years supervised probation after his release from prison.

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