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More than 4 million Pinoy staying in US: Census Bureau

By Jon Melegrito/Manila Mail – The U.S. Census Bureau announced in its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data that there are now 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States. According to the data, there are an estimated 21,646,070 Asian Americans in the United States, and Filipino Americans make up the Read more »

ADMU, DLSU presidents tell students: Fight attempts to forget Martial Law

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The presidents of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) said students must be vigilant against efforts to forget the dark period of Martial Law. Their joint statement signed by Ateneo president Fr Jose Ramon Villarin SJ and DLSU president Br Read more »

Why can’t the Philippines solve its trash problem?

By Vernise L Tantuco/rappler.com – It’s an unfortunate but familiar sight: trash strewn all over Roxas Boulevard due to the southwest monsoon winds (hanging habagat) blowing them over from Manila Bay. The bay itself is covered in trash after a storm. This happens annually, and nobody bats an eyelash when Read more »

100-year-old Filipino WWII veteran tears up receiving U.S. medal

By Carmela Fonbuena/rappler.com – Assisted by an embassy staff, 100-year-old World War II veteran Technical Sergeant Sixto Navidad rose from his wheelchair to stand in attention when the national anthem of the Philippines and the United States were played. He wore his now-oversized black americana coat on Thursday, September 13, Read more »

Motorcycle booking app Angkas to resume operations after court grants preliminary injunction

By Alyssa Rola/CNN Philippines – Motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas is back and ready to serve commuters soon. The Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court has granted a preliminary injunction to the app-based ride-sharing service, allowing it to resume operations. The development was confirmed by Angkas in a statement Thursday. The Department of Read more »

House passes 100-day maternity leave

via CNN Philippines – The House of Representatives passed a bill expanding maternity leave to 100 days on its third and final reading on Tuesday. Both houses of Congress are expected to meet soon to reconcile House Bill 4113 and its counterpart measure Senate Bill 1305. The Senate proposal was Read more »