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Game show appearance turns Pinoy into instant celebrity

By Abner Galino A 39-year-old Filipino from Mississippi turned into an instant celebrity after appearing in a popular TV game show “The Price is Right” and winning about $8,600 worth of giveaways from the show. Ernesto Paras Jr., a physical therapist, has been in the local...
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Fil-Ams honor end of Buwan ng Wika, Magsaysay’s birthday

By Abner Galino At the Historic Filipinotown (HFT) in Los Angeles, this year’s Buwan ng Wika did not lapse so silently. Thanks to some kindred souls who, at the close of the month of August, managed to put up a modest presentation that highlighted the significance of the...
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DFA: No Pinoy casualty in hospital fire in Saudi Arabia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No Filipino was hurt in the fire that broke out at a hospital in Jizan, Saudi Arabia last Thursday. The Department of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Charles Jose said the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah confirmed that there was no Filipino casualty in the...
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Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 this week on the floor of the Assembly, describing the critical collaboration between Filipino and Latino farm workers and leaders during the genesis of...
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SWS poll: More Pinoys jobless in last quarter

MANILA (Mabuhay) — More Filipino adults found themselves jobless over the last quarter, a survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said. The survey, conducted June 5 to 8, placed the joblessness rate at 23.2 percent, or equivalent to 10.5 million Filipinos, 4.1 points...
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Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our...
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Qatar drops death penalty for Filipino ‘spy’

By David Harding Doha, Qatar (AFP)  – A death sentence handed to a Filipino in Qatar for spying was reduced on appeal by a Doha court on Sunday to life imprisonment. Two other sentences of life imprisonment against another pair of defendants, also from the Philippines, were...
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Las Vegas welcomes Pacquio with a grand fan rally

By Rod Mijares Las Vegas, April 28, 2015 – Boxing fans from all over the world converged for a Pacquiao Fan Rally at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino’s Convention open hall to wait the formal arrival of the 8-division world champion Filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao beginning...
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CBCP reminds faithful: Keep Santacruzan simple, dignified

MANILA, Apr 16 (Mabuhay) – Keep the Santacruzan simple and dignified. This was the reminder of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines to Filipino faithful as they prepare for the yearly May pageant. CBCP public affairs committee executive secretary Fr. Jerome...
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Remains of Pinoy killed in Libya attack to be repatriated soon — DFA

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — The remains of the Filipino killed during a bombing in Zawiya, Libya, over the weekend will be repatriated soon after his relatives requested assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to bring home the remains. “Our embassy in...