Trump to shorten PHL visit

Trump to shorten PHL visit

MANILA – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Thursday clarified that President Donald Trump missing the East-Asia Summit (EAS) on November 14 is “purely for scheduling reasons” and does not indicate “weakening” of US commitment to the region. Kim stressed that the Trump administration is “fully committed to the Asia Pacific” as it […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Aguirre willing to testify vs. Sereno

Aguirre willing to testify vs. Sereno

MANILA – Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Friday said that he is willing to testify on the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon before the House of Representatives against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. “I will testify if called. If there are stories behind the scenes (on my request to have the […]

22.09.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Fresno raid results in multiple arrests for drug and firearm offenses

FRESNO, Calif. – On Thursday, following a 10-month-long investigation targeting local criminal street gangs in Fresno conducted by several federal law enforcement agencies and the Fresno Police Department, 15 defendants were arrested on federal charges and at least 14 defendants were arrested on state charges. The various charges include drug trafficking, conspiracy to traffic illegally […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: News, U.S. News ·
Here’s what ‘Dreamers’ need to know  By Abner Galino

Here’s what ‘Dreamers’ need to know By Abner Galino

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will still process new Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications if they were submitted by September 5, which was the day when the Trump administration announced that it will rescind the Executive Order implemented by President Barack Obama during his term. The DHS will also renew DACA for […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

SEA-US consortium announces commercial operations of $250-M state-of-the-art undersea cable system

The seven-member Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) cable consortium announced that the full commercial operations of the USD250-million submarine fiber cable system that directly links Asia to the US for faster data transmission, more efficient connectivity and greater network resiliency, has officially been achieved on August 8, 2017. With the recent completion of the […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Local News, News, Online, U.S. News ·
Embassy official addresses student leaders in DC International Diplomacy Conference

Embassy official addresses student leaders in DC International Diplomacy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto was the guest speaker at the International Diplomacy Conference held at Georgetown University on 11 August 2017. Minister Chuasoto talked about diplomacy, the United Nations, Philippine foreign policy, Philippines-United States relations, and the Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN before 100 Junior and Senior high school students from […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
2 Fil-Ams seek elective posts

2 Fil-Ams seek elective posts

By Abner Galino Two Filipino Americans are very visible these days in our neighborhoods. One of them, Alex De Ocampo, is caught up in the heat of the moment as he campaigns for the vacant California’s 51st Assembly District. While the other one, Edwin Duterte, is still sort of “testing the waters” as the elections […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Local News, News, U.S. News ·
PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

BEIJING, May 14 – The Philippine government lauded Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping for the success of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a high-profile economic event here attended by 29 world leaders including President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs described the Belt and Road Initiative as a “bold […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Trump officially wins 270 electoral votes needed for White House: U.S media

Trump officially wins 270 electoral votes needed for White House: U.S media

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday officially won the 270 electoral votes needed for White House in the on-going 538-member U.S. Electoral College voting which is to end later on the day, U.S. media reported. Texas’ 36 electoral votes for Trump pushed him over the edge at around 4:30 pm […]

23.12.2016 · Filled under: News, U.S. News, World News ·
Istorya-DC 2016 symposium talks Philippine cuisine, gastrodiplomacy

Istorya-DC 2016 symposium talks Philippine cuisine, gastrodiplomacy

  ​WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the celebration of Filipino-American History Month and Archives Month, the Philippine Embassy hosted the Istorya-DC 2016 Symposium entitled “Philippine American Food Experiences in Washington, D.C. – Yesterday and Today,” at the Romulo Hall on 27 October 2016. Ms. Amy Besa, a pioneer of gastro diplomacy in the United States […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Lifestyle, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
3rd Hamilton class cutter to leave for PHL on November 1

3rd Hamilton class cutter to leave for PHL on November 1

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s third Hamilton-class cutter, which is now known as the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is tentatively scheduled to sail homebound on November 1. (American time). The ship and its Filipino crew is currently docked at the US Coast Guard Base in Alameda, California where they are undergoing […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
FBI move ‘unprecedented’, ‘deeply troubling’: Clinton

FBI move ‘unprecedented’, ‘deeply troubling’: Clinton

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (PNA/PTI) – Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday called “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling” the FBI’s decision to reopen its investigation into her use of private email server while secretary of state, with just over a week to go for the presidential election. Clinton and her campaign pressed America’s top cop, FBI Director […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: News, U.S. News ·
Aquino on Duterte’s foreign policy: More sound to keep strong ties with US

Aquino on Duterte’s foreign policy: More sound to keep strong ties with US

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – Former President Benigno Aquino III on Friday broke his silence and expressed a contrary opinion to his successor President Rodrigo Duterte’s “separation” in foreign policy from the United States. Aquino indicated that it was more sound to maintain strong ties with the US than with another country that has no […]

04.11.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Pope Francis condemns mass killing of children in Iraq

Pope Francis condemns mass killing of children in Iraq

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (PNA/Sputnik) –Pope Francis is concerned about the developments in Iraq, especially in Mosul, where civilians, including children, are reported to be killed, local media reports. “In these dramatic hours, I am close to the entire population of Iraq, especially that of the city of Mosul … I was saddened to hear news […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
PHL, China agree not to resort to threat, use of force in maritime dispute

PHL, China agree not to resort to threat, use of force in maritime dispute

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines and China have decided not to use threat and force in handling the issue in the South China Sea, which includes the West Philippine Sea. In a joint statement released on Friday, both the Philippines and China agreed that the disputes should not get in the way of […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Duterte to bring home $24 billion from China

Duterte to bring home $24 billion from China

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is poised to reap $24 billion of investments and credit facilities from the four-day state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to China, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez disclosed on Friday. “Iyong bagong number na nabubuo ngayon, in terms of investments and credit facilities opened, $24 billion – $15 billion […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Becoming a US citizen just got more expensive

Becoming a US citizen just got more expensive

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule published in the Federal Register today adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effectiveDec. 23. USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits. The law requires USCIS to conduct fee […]

27.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Lifestyle, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Obama not taking position on AT&T-Time Warner merger: White House

Obama not taking position on AT&T-Time Warner merger: White House

  WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (PNA/Sputnik) – President Barack Obama will not take an official position on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said during a press conference. On Friday, AT&T announced plans to acquire Time Warner for USD84.5 billion. The merger would include Timer Warner’s popular brands HBO […]

27.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, U.S. News, World News ·
PAL offers free shuttle ride for San Diego travelers

PAL offers free shuttle ride for San Diego travelers

By Abner Galino San Diego residents who are flying to the Philippines on round-trip tickets from the Philippine Airlines (PAL) are getting free shuttle rides to and fro the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Ma. Theresa B. Garces, PAL Los Angeles area manager, made the announcement in a gathering of travel agency managers in a […]

22.10.2016 · Filled under: Lifestyle, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
New poll shows Clinton’s double-digit lead over Trump before final debate

New poll shows Clinton’s double-digit lead over Trump before final debate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (PNA/Xinhua) – U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton currently takes a 12-point national lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump among likely voters, according to a new poll released Monday, two days before the final presidential TV debate. The former state of secretary has 50 percent support while Trump holds 38 percent, […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·