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Women’s center offers to pay filing fees for DACA eligibles; Filipinos report high approval rates

By Cristina DC Pastor Disheartened by the low rate of applications, officials and advocates are urging undocumented youth to apply for the federal program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. They said an $18 million grant from the city will bankroll resources for legal assistance including payment of the $465 filing fee. Of about half […]

He Who Controls Technology Rules

By: Erick San Juan I was amazed to read at the Wall Street Journal (7/9/14) an article entitled “From Hidden Station, China Spies on the World” by James T. Areddy, Paul Mozur and Danny Yadron. It pictured how sophisticated the Chinese espionage and their high-tech weaponry capability that can compete with the western technology. The […]

DeliSyosa: Laoya- Marikina

By: Trixie Angeles My grandmother was known for her cooking skills. And if I had a peso for every time I read this sentence, by various authors, I’d be able to buy up half the country. Still, Lola Olay, as we called her, was the quintessential lola. She took care of me when I was […]

Filipino TNTs say they’re no less courageous than Jose Antonio Vargas

By:Cristina DC Pastor Two Filipinos who watched “Documented” on CNN saw themselves as being similar yet vastly different from its storyteller, Jose Antonio Vargas. Like Vargas, both are living in the country with expired travel documents, and are currently out of status. Unlike Vargas, they remain safely hidden in the shadows protected by the […]

Friends remember Robert Martirez as karaoke fan; NYPD urges witnesses to come forward

By Cristina DC Pastor Four days before he was killed in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack, Robert Martirez, 56, was chilling at a friend’s house and singing karaoke. “Walang bisyo, he just loved to sing,” said a friend from Woodside, Efren de Leon. “His favorite song is ‘Wonderful Tonight.’” Efren remembered meeting […]

Which Propaganda to Believe?

By Erick San Juan Veteran strategic analyst George Friedman of Stratfor wrote at the Businessmirror(6/29/14) about the US unfinished business in Ukraine and Iraq. He said that some of the international systems unfinished business has revealed itself. He believes that Ukraine’s fate is not yet settled. Neither is Russia’s relationship with the European peninsula. I […]

Designer bag mom ventures into travel marketing

By Cristina DC Pastor Ever wondered what that “You Should Be Here” blue sign that is going viral all about? It’s all over social media and if you’re a friend of Jessy Daing-Musbeh, it’s all over her wall as well. Jessy is the first to introduce this travel concept in the Filipino American community. And […]

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